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Healthy Vegan Golden Coconut Apple Oatmeal with Flax

Golden Coconut Apple Oatmeal

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  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This beautiful golden coconut apple oatmeal is rich in nutrients, has anti-inflammatory properties and tastes amazing topped with fruits like mango and banana and a sprinkling of healthy nuts like walnuts or almonds.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 g)
  • 3/4 cup water 
  • pinch of salt, optional
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (7 g)
  • 1 small apple, diced (100 g)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut (12 g)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp each ground ginger, cinnamon and cardamom
  • pinch of black pepper

Optional Topping Ideas

  • walnuts, almonds or cashews
  • chopped banana and/or mango
  • almond butter
  • cacao nibs
  • a drizzle of coconut milk or almond milk


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small sauce pan then add the rest of the ingredients and reduce to a light simmer. Add a bit more water or some coconut or almond milk if it seems to thick.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often then remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes before transferring to a bowl and adding any desired toppings.


Start with 3/4 cup water and add a bit more if needed if it’s too thick, or you can stir in some almond or coconut milk once it’s cooked to adjust the consistency.

I didn’t sweeten my oatmeal but if you’d like it a bit sweeter, I’d recommend stirring in 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, coconut sugar or raw honey.

If you’re missing one of the spices, not a problem. Just use what you have.