Watermelon + oatmeal has been an equation that I’ve been trying to solve for quite some time. I tried this Melon Berry Overnight Oatmeal last summer. Truthfully, it was okay. But it most definitely wasn’t my favorite. I’ve been dying to give watermelon another try, but I just couldn’t crack the code. How do you make a watermelon oatmeal that is 1) not too runny, and 2) sweet without being heavily sweetened?
I found two answers to this question. One: use coconut milk. Coconut milk (from the can) is so thick and creamy that it would compensate for watermelon’s . . . well, watery-ness. The other answer came from my partner-in-crime (well . . . sort of. She hasn’t agreed to this title, haha): Meghan from Oatgasm.
The same week that I posted my mediocre Melon Berry recipe, Meghan posted a ten-thousand-times-better Watermelon & Mint recipe. She used the most intriguing method. I decided to follow her method, but using my ingredients.
I spent a lot of time deciding whether or not my recipe was unique enough to post on here. Ultimately, I decided to link you to her recipe and just let you know what I changed. Because I love Meghan, and I want you to go check out her blog.
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What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. quick or old-fashioned oats
- splash of lime juice (optional)
- maple syrup to taste (I used about 2 tsp)
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- pinch of salt
- chia seeds (anywhere between 1 tsp - 1 tbsp)
- watermelon mixture from above
- cubed watermelon
- unsweetened coconut chips
How to make it:
- Follow the instructions on Meghan's recipe to make the overnight oatmeal. Omit the mint, use coconut milk, and add lime juice and chia seeds.
- Store overnight (or several hours) in the fridge.
- In the morning, toast coconut chips over medium heat until they turn a golden brown. Make sure you keep an eye on them and stir/toss them often to keep from burning.
- Top oatmeal with more cubed watermelon and the toasted coconut chips. Enjoy!
Just an FYI:
Adapted from Watermelon + Mint Overnight Oatmeal by Meghan of Oatgasm