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Coconut, Berry and Chia Porridge

Cold winter mornings equals porridge in my books – it’s like a big warm hug. I’ve been making this coconut, berry and chia porridge religiously for the past 2 months and I’m still not sick of it!

Using coconut milk instead of cow’s milk not only gives it a great coconutty flavour, but means it’s dairy-free and suitable for vegans. You can also easily substitute the oats for quinoa flakes to make it gluten-free too!


I generally make a batch of this on Sunday night and take it to work in a Tupperware container, portioning it out and reheating it each morning. Sometimes I’ll top it with some frozen berries or grated apple for a bit of extra sweetness.


Coconut, Berry and Chia Porridge

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Swah


  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Shredded coconut optional


  • Combine the oats, coconut milk, water and vanilla in a saucepan.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, until soft, thick creamy.
  • Add in frozen berries and chia seeds and stir for another minute until warmed through.
  • Top with more berries and coconut to serve, or try some grated apple on top if you like it a bit sweeter.




What’s your favourite thing to eat in winter?


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  • Reply vegeTARAian July 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I’m so glad you shared this – will be making a batch real soon!

    • Reply Swah July 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

      I hope you love it Tara! So tasty but nutritious x

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    This looks divine! I love coconut in anything (I just opened up a carton of coconut milk tonight to put in hot chocolate). This looks healthy but delicious :D

    • Reply Swah July 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Lorraine! I also love putting coconut in *everything* lately, it’s so delicious! :)

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