Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

March 29, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
This fruity and healthy breakfast starts your day on the right note.

Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

This Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl is a high-fiber, protein-packed breakfast that's great before work, school, or any day of the week. Topped with fresh fruit, coconut, and chia. Vegan option.

Closeup of a Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

This is a super-creamy oatmeal breakfast bowl, thanks to full-fat coconut milk or cream. It's naturally dairy-free and vegan (if you use a different sweetener than honey), and full of good-for-you nutrients. This is the kind of hearty breakfast that will keep you satisfied all morning long!

Plus it's a family-friendly breakfast that you can make ahead and serve up on busy mornings. Everyone can pile on their favorite toppings and take on the go or enjoy at home.

Overhead shot of a Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl topped with lots of berries


Here's what you need for this simple five-ingredient breakfast bowl:

  • Oatmeal. Use thick-cut rolled oats for the most fiber and nutrients. Gluten-free if necessary.
  • Almond milk. Any plant-based milk you love will work!
  • Coconut milk. Full-fat is the most flavorful and creamy. You could even use coconut cream for a bit of decadence.
  • Raw honey. Feel free to use a different liquid sweetener, such as agave or maple syrup.
  • Ground cinnamon. This is optional but adds a nice warmness.

What Kind of Plant-Based Milk is Best for Oatmeal?

You can use any dairy-free milk you like to cook your coconut berry oatmeal bowls. I recommend making your own - it's cheaper and tastes SO good! Try one of these easy and tasty milk recipes:

If you're new to plant-based milks, start with this article about The Best Milk Alternatives for Your Entire Household. 

Overhead shot of a Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with a spoon

How to Make Coconut Berry Oatmeal Bowls

I like to make my oatmeal in a pot on the store, rather than in the microwave. It's easier to keep an eye on things to prevent overflows, and you can stir regularly to prevent burning.

The oatmeal will take about 8 minutes to become creamy and thick. Add the honey with about 5 minutes left on the cooking time.

That's it! Transfer to serving bowls and add your favorite toppings.

Topping Ideas

The oatmeal porridge is a creamy and soft texture, so I like to add crunchy, refreshing toppings like:

  • Fresh berries. I love blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in particular.
  • Coconut flakes or shavings
  • Chia seeds for added fiber
  • Yogurt. I like coconut milk dairy-free yogurt
  • More honey for sweetness
  • Granola. Try my Caramelized Peach Cinnamon Homemade Breakfast Granola!

Overhead shot of Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Bowls

You can make a big batch of this berry oatmeal and enjoy it for meal prep all week long. Store the cooked oats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. You can eat the oatmeal cold or reheat in the microwave, adding a splash of plant-based milk to loosen it up if necessary. Add toppings just before serving.

More Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Overhead shot of a Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with a spoon a lots of berries


If you make this Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl, tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea

Overhead shot of a Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl with a spoon

Coconut Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

March 29, 2022
5 from 2 votes
Coconut berry oatmeal is a healthy and high-fiber vegetarian meal topped with sweet and crunchy toppings.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 1 cup thick-cut Rolled oats, GF
  • 2 ½ cups Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk or cream
  • ¼ cup Raw honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Fresh berries (I love using blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • Dairy-free yogurt (Using a coconutmilk version is even better!)
  • Raw honey (See Notes!)
  • Granola, optional



  • Add the oats, milk, coconut milk, cinnamon, and sea salt to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until everything is combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so that everything simmers for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. During the last 5 minutes, add in the honey, stirring to incorporate.
  • Once done, oats should thicken and become creamy with a little liquid still remaining.


  • To serve, portion oatmeal into serving bowl(s) and top with yogurt, chia seeds, fresh berries, coconut flakes, granola, and drizzles of honey, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
  • OVERNIGHT OATS OPTION: Simply add all oatmeal ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Once ready to serve, top overnight oats with your favorite toppings and enjoy.
  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for Almond milk when using store-bought is the Califia Farms. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, potato milk, flax milk, etc.
  • SWEETENER: Instead of honey, you can substitute with Agave or pure maple syrup, if desired.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 6mg


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Script text: Xx, Shanika


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