Coconut Kiwi Oatmeal

Coconut butter is THE most luxurious ingredient in the entire world. More luxurious than pomegranates. More luxurious than pistachios. More luxurious than dark chocolate.


(Let me get one thing straight: coconut butter is NOT better than peanut butter. However, because coconut butter is a rarity for me, it is more exciting and special. But in the end…peanut butter FTW!)


I haven’t been doing much with coconut lately, and I’ve decided to get back into it. Instead of just using coconut milk and coconut flakes, I’ve been dreaming up several recipes with coconut butter…because, well, it’s the absolute best form of coconut.


I have also wanted to use more kiwi lately. Some people have alerted me to the fact that it’s actually called “kiwifruit,” and that “kiwi” is the name of a tropical bird, but eff that. I’m not calling it “kiwifruit.” Who actually goes around calling it “kiwifruit?” That’s nonsense, and I refuse to partake in it. #america

Coconut Kiwi Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (preferably from the carton, not the can)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter OR handful of coconut flakes

How to make it:

  1. Bring coconut milk and water to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Peel one of the kiwis and mash. Stir into oatmeal.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add optional lemon juice and salt. Stir.
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Peel and dice the second kiwi and add to the top of your oatmeal. Top with coconut butter or flakes. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (dried fruits, pomegranates, nuts, etc.).


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

8 Responses to Coconut Kiwi Oatmeal

  1. kreachr says:

    Since you asked, all New Zealanders call it kiwifruit (and I believe Australians do as well). It may have something to do with the fact that we as people are referred to as kiwis, and the kiwi is our native flightless bird. Just saying… πŸ˜‰

  2. Wow.. ‘eff” that. I’m the person who pointed it out to you and I’m totally offended. I love your blog and you might have just lost me actually. I didn’t advise you of that fact to be rude or anything, I just thought it was an interesting little fact you might want to know. Furthermore, all New Zealanders and Australians (and I do believe we count as ‘who calls it that anyway’) call it kiwifruit.

  3. This looks delicious, Lauren! I am so going to try this. I love coconuts and kiwi together!

  4. Lighten up, people! Lauren was obviously just joking around and not trying to offend anyone. There are plenty of people in the world who call oatmeal “porridge”, but that doesn’t mean she should change the name of her blog to “the porridge artist”. My husband is Aussie and I’m American, and there are plenty of foods we call by different names. Whether it’s a scallion or a spring onion, cilantro or coriander, capsicum or bell pepper, it still tastes just the same πŸ™‚

  5. Here’s a humorous exchange inspired by this post:

    Me (holding up a piece of the fruit in question): What do you call this?

    Aussie Husband: Kiwifruit. What do YOU call it, aussiefruit?

  6. Chiara says:

    I didn’t believe it, but this oatmeal is delicious! I added dark chocolate … great recipe! Thanx!

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