Pistachio Coconut Oatmeal.
Well if this isn’t the oatmeal of my dreams, I don’t know what is.
Remember when I used to think pistachio things were just for old people?
Well, now I’m an old person. Pistachio oatmeal all the way!
Gosh, I love it so freaking much. Everything pistachio-flavored is completely fabulous. It’s my go-to flavor for all the things these days.
THEN. Go ahead and add coconut? Flaked coconut and coconut milk? Mind is blown. The creaminess, ugh. It’s absolutely wonderful.
BUT THEN again. Add a few dark chocolate chips? Oh what the heck, I don’t even know what to do with myself. It’s like dessert for me and I am sooooo not one of those people that considers “those types of things” dessert. You know? Strawberries are not dessert. Almonds are not dessert. Tea is ESPECIALLY not dessert.
Cheesecake is dessert, plain and simple.
So if I’m saying that this bowl right here is reminiscent of dessert? It must be!
I’m in full-blown oatmeal mode. Even HOT oatmeal mode, which is weird for me. I am the person who adores overnight oats. The cold ones. I see everyone ask why why why would people want to eat soggy, cold oats that sit overnight, and my response is because they are chewy! And because they are COLD!
First, I’ve been on the oatmeal train intentionally since Emilia was born since it helps with milk supply. But the real reason is that is keeps me super full and satisfied. And they hunger from nursing is intense.
However, so often oatmeal can be glue-y (ew) and super unflavorful.
My non-glue-y tip is to add salt to those oats which makes them super creamy. I know it sounds weird.
Next, for these ones, I add some ground pistachios (almost like pistachio powder!) to the mixture as it cooks. This gives it that pistachio flavor that is so much… MORE than adding chopped ones for topping.
Side bar: this pistachio powder is just the beginning of how I make the pistachio latte in The Pretty Dish! Annnnd pistachio milk, oh boy.
Also, I like to switch off on oats for breakfast and lunch! Sometimes I really crave avocado toast or eggs and toast for breakfast. So I’ll save the oatmeal for lunch, which I loooove. Hot or cold right now, I’m doing it.
Now this is all I want to eat.
Pistachio Coconut Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup roasted pistachios
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled outs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup coconut milk plus extra for drizzling
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup plus extra for drizzling
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios for topping
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips/chunks
- 2 tablespoons flaked unsweetened coconut
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts for topping
- Place the pistachios in a food processor or pulse until small crumbs remain - almost like pistachio powder. You don't want it to turn to butter! Set the pistachio crumbs aside.
- Bring the water to boil. Add the oats and the salt and cinnamon and reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir in the ground pistachios. Cook, stirring often, until the oats are thick and creamy, about 10 to 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract and coconut milk. Stir in the maple syrup.
- Serve the oatmeal and top with extra pistachios, flaked coconut, dark chocolate and hemp hearts.
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When that chocolate gets melty though!
43 Comments on “Pistachio Coconut Oatmeal.”
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Definitely a fabulous bowl of oatmeal! And if you haven’t already, you ABSOLUTELY have to try Jeni’s Pistachio & Honey ice cream – it’s my favorite pistachio ice cream and my favorite overall Jeni’s flavor. Trust the ice cream queen.
girl i trust you the most! i don’t think i’ve tried it and i MUST!
I always want to like oatmeal SO badly but the texture always gets to me. I am a pistachio fanatic though so I really want to give this a go!
i hear ya!
I’m about texture too, my trick is to put the oat meal in the food processor or blender, until it turns to dust. Then pour it into the cold milk on the stove and stir to get all the clumps out. As it heats and the oatmeal cooks, it thickens up. Once your level of preferred thickness is reached, it’s done. And it tastes so delicious ,
I have some salted pistachios that are waiting to dive head-first into this bowl of creamy oats. I have always loved pistachios – particularly with creamy things like this. And melty dark chocolate is a must for obvious reasons ;)
thanks ashley! xo
I am not an oatmeal person. I want to be. I have always wanted to be. Overnight oats look so good, and bougie/trashy/crazy decadent oats like this one always make me want them. But I can’t support the texture. It’s too…. oatmeal-y? I don’t know. It makes my mouth feel FULL of mush, even when they are really chewy. I’ve gone as far as to make irish steel cut oats, still a NO. But these look and sound so good! Pistachio has always been a favorite flavor of mine. Especially pistachio souffle. Gimme. But I am an old person and has always been a fruit flavors for dessert kind of person. lemon bars have been a fav since the tender age of 4. #OldSoul
pistachio souffle?! OMG. you are my soul mate!
This has my name written all over them. I have a slight obsession with coconut (event though Eric hates it… though that means I get to enjoy all the coconuty goodies myself). I’ve been making more oats ever since we got an Instant Pot. Can’t wait to give these a try!
eddie hates coconut too!! yay we get it all!
That coffee, though!!! I know this post has nothing to do with your cup of joe (the oats sounds AMAZING, btw, and will definitely make an appearance in my breakfast rotation asap!), but I’m dying to know how you’ve achieved such a luscious, creamy-looking coffee!!!
hahaha thank you! i just made it with my nespresso machine! no cream or anything, that’s just an espresso pod!
This oatmeal sounds delicious. But when do you add the ground pistachios – at the beginning of the cooking or partway through?
so sorry colette! i add them in when i start cooking. i fixed it, thank you!
Thank you Jessica!
Looks and sounds delish!! I would love to try it, but just need clarification on when the ground pistachio nuts go in?
thanks michelle! i fixed it – they go in when the oats are cooking. :)
I just made overnight oats with chia seeds and instead of oats used groats (buckwheat) and it came out to so good! Not gloopy and the groats still had some texture but you could chew through. Highly suggest for those who want more texture!!
very interested in trying this! thanks for the tip!
This looks amazing! Do you use the coconut milk in the can, or the refrigerated stuff in the carton? And if you use the canned stuff, is it light or full fat?
I am wondering the same thing, canned vs refrigerated box of coconut milk.
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Mantra for 2018 – Strawberries are not dessert
Love it =)
Can’t wait to make this! Just want to know about the coconut milk, the canned thick one or the carton in the fridge section?
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Looks and sounds delish!! I would love to try it.
I love slow-cooked and overnight oats and absolutely loved this recipe! I loaded up on the coconut topping :) Mine ended up a bit too salty because of the pistachios I think — I won’t add any additional salt next time!
Just made this! So yummy! I ended up adding a bit more coconut milk, and used cacao nibs because that’s what I had.
And I hear you on the breastfeeding hunger! (My babe is about a week younger than yours.) I plant snacks all around the house, in the diaper bag, in the stroller…. I almost always have avocado toast with eggs + everything spice. My one real craving! Also just tried The First Mess’s “better than bulletproof coffee” as a pick-me-up to get me through a TJ’s run- like a filling mocha!
that looks sooo good! i might need to bring oatmeal back into my life!
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This is so good Jessica, to die for yumm, thanx
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Good morning on a drizzly Saturday! What a perfect time to have my way with your Pistachio Oatmeal….All I can say is that this dish gave me as much as a “wake up” that my strong mug of coffee provided. It was fantastic, and definitely fired up all of my sensors. Thank you Jessica for inventing/sharing this awesome treatment of Oatmeal.
So this will sound kooky to include a question about Gnocchi :), but if you are feeling it, could you mention the brand of packaged Gnocchi that you recommend when making your recipe that I just read? Never had much luck with packaged Gnocchi, but I’ll bet you could help with that!
thanks jeff! i love delallo foods gnocchi!
Nice change from regular oatmeal and easy to make