Mango oatmeal

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I recently received some samples from Quaker. I was very excited coz let’s face it… who doesn’t like FREEBIES? πŸ˜‰

In my package, I got oatmeal cookies, granola bars, cinnamon oatmeal and LOTS of coupons for other Quaker goodies that I am happily SHARING with everyone.

My family loved the cookies and granola bars but the oatmeal… ummmm… let’s just say that we are not very big oatmeal eaters! :S

However, I played around with a few ingredients and made a DELICIOUS tropical mango oatmeal with dried cranberries and coconut….Mmmmmmm

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These TROPICAL ingredients really took this bland cinnamon oatmeal to a whole new level!Β 

Even if you are not an oatmeal fan, I bet you will LIKE this!

It’s almost like having dessert for breakfast…lol πŸ˜›

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To make this mango oatmeal, you will need the following ingredients:

1/2 cup Quaker’s cinnamon oatmealΒ 
1/2 cup mango puree (I bought my mango puree from an Indian store. They are sweeter and more flavorful than the other brands I have tried)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 tsp brown sugar (more or less depending on your preference)
1 tsp desiccated coconut

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a non-stick saucepan, add milk, water, oatmeal, mango puree and brown sugar.

Step 2:
Mix everything with a wooden spoon and let it all cook on medium heat.

Step 3:
After about 5-10 minutes, the mixture will get thick. Give it one last stir to mix everything.

Step 4:
Pour this oatmeal into a bowl.
Sprinkle some dried cranberries and desiccated coconut. If you like, you can also add a few more drops of mango puree.

And you are done!

Enjoy πŸ˜€

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Anyways, that’s all for today. I am sorry I have been a little missing in action from the blogosphere and Facebook. But, I am busy planning my son’s 1st birthday party and let’s just say I have gone crazy overboard! hahah…

I will share all the details later.

Tata for now πŸ™‚

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13 Comments

  • Becky March 20, 2013 2:51 pm

    Abeer,
    I eat rolled oats every morning for breakfast, and lowered my cholesterol in three months, 17 pts., combined with exercise. I’ll have to try your mango recipe for the oatmeal.

  • [email protected] March 20, 2013 4:42 pm

    I love mango! Never thought of trying it in oatmeal, though. But I will now – thanks for the terrific idea.

  • Acacia March 21, 2013 2:01 am

    WOW! A fabulous idea for unattractive oatmeal.

  • Vimitha March 21, 2013 3:09 am

    Love mango and will surely try this

  • Suzie March 21, 2013 9:18 pm

    I don’t do breakfast but, this sounds good anytime! πŸ™‚

  • I Wilkerson March 22, 2013 11:59 am

    I am sure this is much better than the fruit flavored oatmeal in the little packets (though one of my kids lived on these for awhile in college I think)…

  • CCU March 22, 2013 8:35 pm

    Mango and oatmeal is perfect πŸ˜€

    Cheers
    CCU

  • Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style March 24, 2013 7:25 pm

    Abeer, this is such a creative breakfast idea!

  • Natalie March 25, 2013 6:36 pm

    What a great combo and the perfect breakfast!

  • Abeer April 5, 2013 9:13 pm

    @ Becky…that’s awesome! my cholesterol has been going down too… it must be the oats doing their magic πŸ˜‰
    @ John…I hope you try this recipe… it’s so yummy and tropical… makes me want to go to the bahamas…lol
    @ Acacia… hahaha. You are right… oatmeal truly is very unattractive. Thank god for mangoes!
    @ Vimitha… If you are a mango lover, you are sure to love this πŸ˜‰
    @ Suzie… I didn’t do breakfast for years but now i started doing it or else I end up eating all sorts of junk during the day…

  • Abeer April 5, 2013 9:15 pm

    @IWilkerson… Omg! I lived on those little packets while i was studying too…hahah. Compared to this mango oatmeal, those were awful! πŸ˜›
    @ CCU… Perfection indeed!
    @ Viviane… Thanks and it’s healthy too πŸ™‚
    @ Natalie…This breakfast is so great that I would pick it over cereal any day…hehe

  • Amanda April 21, 2013 12:40 am

    i’m drooling! the colors are SO vibrant!

  • nadia June 20, 2013 7:17 am

    My mother fed us so much oatmeal when we were kids that I am still traumatized by the mere sight of the Quaker logo, haha! But this looks really interesting, and since it’s mango season, I might as well try it πŸ™‚

    But the way, your blog is really awesome, mashaAllah.

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