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Oats with nuts and lemon

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Oats for breakfast

Do you remember from when you were kids? We use to get a bowl of porridge every once in a while and I was never sure what to think of it. On the one hand it was quite ok (we also got a shit load of sugar in it too) but on the other hand it was so boring! I never really had it anymore until rolled oats become the next fashion thing. And as it turns out: I love it! I do usually go for the steel cut oats which are a bit coarser than rolled oats.

That also means you need to usually cook it a little longer but it will still have more bite than your average rolled oats. It is supposed to be healthier too although I wouldn’t be able to tell you why (need to look it up) This simple recipe with oats can be juiced up to your heart content.

Oats with nuts and lemon


  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 40 gram steel cut oats
  • 4 dates, stones removed
  • 40 gram unsalted roasted nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes


  1. Place the coconut milk in a saucepan and mix with the oats. Bring this to the boil and leave to boil for about 5 minutes. (or longer if you prefer them softer)
  2. As soon as your oats are cooked to your liking, place in a bowl and sprinkle with the chopped dates, the nuts and the coconut flakes
  3. Grate some of the lemonzest over the bowl and squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the dish. Eat straight away.
Recipe from Caroline van Beek

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Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over.
She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats.
Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy.
Profession: Food photographer

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