As silly as it sounds eating pretty foods set you up for a better day. This beautiful breakfast is a perfect example. I'd been thinking about roasted strawberries for few weeks now. I don't really know why but I had never had them and the idea just sounded fancy to me! Roasting the berries gives them a sweeter and deeper flavor. Also Conor and I have been on an oatmeal kick so it seemed like a perfect marriage!
Speaking of marriage...we're getting hitched in THREE months! :) Holy Cow!
When we went to Mexico in January we had the most delicious over-night oat situation that was made with coconut milk chopped up fruits, mint and honey and it was AMAZING. SoI think I was trying to channel that into this but as a hot breakfast. It's not the same at all, but it is still really really good and you should try it!
coconut oatmeal with roasted strawberries and pistachios
serves 1! but this can be doubled easily.
8 strawberries (give or take!) washed and cut into quarters
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup coconut almond milk
1 cup old fashion oats
pinch of salt
handful of pistachios (shelled)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, Place strawberries and a lined cookie sheet and toss with the teaspoon of sugar. Let roast for 10 minutes
In a medium size sauce pot bring the coconut milk to a low boil over medium-high heat. Add in the cup of oats, it will really start to boil at this point and you can turn it down to more of a medium low. Add pinch of salt and stir occasionally.
Once the berries have roasted for 10 minutes add coconut to the sheet pan, I kept mine separate so the coconut wouldn't get too stained by the berries. Let roast another 5 or so minutes, but keep an eye on the coconut! Take out and let slightly cool.
Once the oats have simmered for about 5-7 minutes or to your desired oatmeal done-ness place into a bowl. I like mine on the thicker side
Place the roasted berries on top along with the coconut and the sprinkle pistachios. Drizzle with honey for a little extra sweet if you'd like. Enjoy!