Steel-Cut Oats with Coconut, Pomegranate, and Walnuts from @winnieab |

Pacific Foods makes a variety of non-dairy beverages and they recently sent me some of their new organic coconut milks.

I’ve only ever purchased coconut milk in cans before, and I use those cans for soups and other recipes where I am looking for a creamy product with really distinct coconut taste. Pacific’s coconut milk is entirely different. It tastes light, mildly sweet (it’s sweetened with coconut water only), and quite hydrating/refreshing. It contains notable amounts of vitamin b12, vitamin D, and potassium, as well.

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I’ve been playing around with different oatmeal recipes lately, and decided to try cooking my steel-cut oats in Pacific’s Original Coconut Milk instead of water or regular milk. I like how the coconut milk imparted a subtle sweetness to the cooked oatmeal. I portioned out the steel-cut oats cooked with coconut milk and added pomegranate seeds, toasted walnuts, plain yogurt, and a little unsweetened coconut as a garnish, then drizzled some pomegranate molasses on top to finish. So good!

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Steel-Cut Oats with Coconut, Pomegranate, and Walnuts from @winnieab |

Disclosure: Pacific Foods sent me 6 samples of their BPA-free, shelf-stable, organic coconut milk to try and I am being compensated for recipe development and the work put into creating this post; all opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.


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    Siobhan Nash — April 22, 2015 @ 10:04 am

    This oatmeal sounds delicious! Could I use canned coconut milk in place of the Pacific coconut beverage?

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    Winnie — April 22, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

    You can, but it won’t come out the same because the canned coconut milk is so much thicker with much more fat.
    I bet it will still be delicious, though!

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    Sarah | Drool-Worthy — April 26, 2015 @ 5:54 pm

    Ohhhh yum! I have a whole thing of steel cut oats in my pantry that I’ve had no clue what to do with. I think I know now! :)

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    The Healthy Apple — May 6, 2015 @ 7:24 pm

    Oo I love cooking with coconut milk! This recipe sounds fantastic; can’t wait to try it!

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    Alison — May 22, 2015 @ 12:21 pm

    I love seeing new coconut recipes because not only are they yummy, they boost your metabolism and help you fight of all sorts of infections and illnesses. I can’t wait to try this one out for my next breakfast! Thanks for sharing.

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    Luan — September 13, 2015 @ 1:44 pm

    Always i loved cooking. I will try at home and may be i can.