mango oatmeal

Mango Oatmeal

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

mango oatmeal 1

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™‚


  1. Becky

    March 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    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.

  2. Acacia

    March 21, 2013 at 2:01 am

    WOW! A fabulous idea for unattractive oatmeal.

  3. Vimitha

    March 21, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Love mango and will surely try this

  4. Suzie

    March 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm

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

  5. I Wilkerson

    March 22, 2013 at 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)…

  6. CCU

    March 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Mango and oatmeal is perfect πŸ˜€


  7. Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style

    March 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Abeer, this is such a creative breakfast idea!

  8. Natalie

    March 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    What a great combo and the perfect breakfast!

  9. Abeer

    April 5, 2013 at 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…

  10. Abeer

    April 5, 2013 at 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

  11. Amanda

    April 21, 2013 at 12:40 am

    i’m drooling! the colors are SO vibrant!

  12. nadia

    June 20, 2013 at 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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