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Tropical Holiday Spice Cranberry Oats

By kathypatalsky |

holiday spice oatmeal, vegan

holiday spice oatmeal, vegan

This Holiday Spice Cranberry Oatmeal is a complex blend of warm holiday spices like cinnamon and a hint of cayenne — blended into a creamy mix of oats, tropical bananas, coconut milk, roasted macadamia nuts and perky, red, dried cranberries. One spoonful and you’ll feel like you are spending winter in Hawaii.

warm bowl of cranberry spice bliss

warm bowl of cranberry spice bliss

Note: when I say ‘coconut milk’ I actually mean coconut milk, as in Silk’s brand called PureCoconut. It is like non-dairy soy or almond milk — only using hints of coconut as the base. Much lighter than actual coconut milk. You could also sub with basic soy, rice or almond milk and add shredded coconut for the same hint of flavor.

Tropical Holiday Spice Cranberry Oats
vegan, makes one bowl

1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup PureCoconut milk (see note above)
a few dashes of: cinnamon & cayenne (to taste)
2 tsp dried cranberries
2 tsp roasted/salted macadamia nuts
1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup

To make:

1. Add oats, milk, water, salt and spices to a bowl.
2. Heat on high in microwave for about two minutes. Stir well. (Or use boiling water from stove and nix the microwave.)
3. Add in the nuts, cranberries, and banana and drizzle syrup over top. Heat for an additional 30 seconds. Add another splash of coconut milk — and a few more dashes of spice if desired.
4. Serve warm.


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Kathy Patalsky is a blogger, author and photographer. Her website features creative vegan recipes. She is the author of 365 Vegan Smoothies (Spring 2013). She is also the founder of

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0 thoughts on “Tropical Holiday Spice Cranberry Oats

  1. Alex says:

    You forgot to mention banana in the ingridients list. This sound so yum though, all about the great combo!

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