Pineapple Kiwi Oatmeal with Coconut-Peanut Butter

I used to think nut butters didn’t work with tropical fruits. I’ve recently decided that you can make nut butters work with anything if you’re determined enough. The best part about adding a nut butter to a tropical oatmeal is that it brings some earthy, hearty warmth to an otherwise bold and tangy porridge.

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You can, of course, make the pineapple & kiwi base without the peanut butter. I just felt like it was right to include the nut butter in the recipe since that is the way that I most enjoyed this. You can sub in your favorite nut butter, but Earth Balance Coconut-Peanut Spread is one of my all-time favorite nut butters, and the coconut flavor works beautifully for the tropical recipe.

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You can hack your own coconut-peanut butter by mixing a bit of coconut oil (you don’t need much) with either PB2 or regular peanut butter. But in my experience, nothing beats the Earth Balance jar. ??? And in the world of “gourmet nut butters,” this is one of the cheapest options.

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Pineapple Kiwi Oatmeal with Coconut-Peanut Butter

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (or quick, which is what I used)
  • 2 fresh kiwifruit
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Earth Balance Coconut-Peanut Spread, for topping (creamy or crunchy)

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk to a boil, add oats and pineapple, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Peel one kiwi and mash up with a fork. Stir into oatmeal.
  3. With other kiwi, dice or slice to be used as a topping and set aside. (Peeling optional.)
  4. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract and salt to the oatmeal. Stir.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add remaining kiwi, coconut-peanut butter, any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

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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.

9 Responses to Pineapple Kiwi Oatmeal with Coconut-Peanut Butter

  1. Kelsey says:

    I’ve been eyeing that Earth Balance peanut butter for a long time…I guess its finally time to try it out!

  2. And to think that the only way to have tropical nut butters was macadamia flavored. Thanks for proving me wrong wrong and opening my eyes to more nut butters.

  3. Cassie says:

    Au contraire–pineapple and nut butter are DELICIOUS together, and so are frozen mangoes and almond butter! YUM. I think that this is a great way to pair pineapples, kiwis and peanut butter together, and with the flavor of the coconut? Might as well book yourself a trip to Hawaii!

  4. Queena says:

    Aww, my sweet little prayer for me to have all the ingredients in your new kiwi recipe was answered. And it’s not every day that we have pineapple at home! I used hot chili praline PB for this since it was what I had on hand, and the cayenne even took the flavors up another notch!

  5. Kristin says:

    Delicious! I made this morning using coconut milk and exact ingredients you described. But I have to ask: not peeling the kiwi used for garnish? Don’t they taste like… fuzz?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      That’s what I thought for a long time, too, before I tried it. There’s definitely a fuzz but it’s not unpleasant. Honestly, I prefer it unpeeled, but it looks pretty and it’s easier to prepare HA.

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