Creamy coconut milk porridge

There’s no doubt in my mind about how good oats are for you, and this coconut milk porridge is one of my favourite ways to cook them.

I know when it comes to porridge (or oatmeal) it’s often a love or hate kinda thing, buuttt ….. if you think you don’t like porridge, I highly encourage you to try it again with this recipe! It’s a far cry from the watery, gloopy stuff you may remember from your childhood.

occonut milk porridge in a bowl topped with fruit
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Porridge with coconut milk

The best thing about this porridge with coconut milk is that it doesn’t need any added sugar.

The coconut milk gives the oats a delicious creaminess, and topping it with fresh fruit adds plenty of natural sweetness. This is a delicious, healthy breakfast that will keep you full til lunchtime.

I use this coconut milk porridge a lot as a base and then I create variations with different toppings. Keep scrolling for links to my other porridge recipes you should try.

Should you make porridge with water or milk?

I actually make it both ways! And I find that when I do make my porridge with milk, it tastes better and I get a better consistency when I start off with water.

For the best tasting porridge, you should always use whole oats, and cook it on the stovetop, as described in my recipe instructions below.

This coconut milk recipe will taste best if you cook the oats with water for 10 minutes, then add the cinnamon, vanilla extract and coconut milk, and simmer for a few minutes more.

You’ll get two generous serves from this recipe.

Coconut milk porridge in a bowl topped with raspberries
Cocconut milk porridge in a bowl topped with peach slices

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Try this creamy coconut milk porridge for a healthy, filling breakfast. Just add your favourite toppings.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword coconut milk oatmeal, Coconut milk porridge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 301kcal


  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ - 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a medium sized saucepan, at medium heat, bring the oats and water to the boil.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for five to ten minutes, until the water is absorbed.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and add the cinnamon, vanilla and coconut milk.
  • Simmer again for two to three minutes, whilst stirring and thoroughly mixing to a smooth creamy consistency.
  • Pour into bowls immediately and top with your favourite fruit and/or other toppings.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.8g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 17g
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