Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal

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Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal-this sweet and simple oatmeal is such a breakfast treat! 

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, except for when Caleb wakes up at 5:00 a.m. begging for breakfast. I am a morning person, but if Maxwell keeps me up in the night, then 5:00 is a little early to be serving breakfast. We’ve tried to encourage Caleb to sleep in, but it hasn’t worked yet. So, I usually take one for the team and let Josh sleep in and make an early breakfast for Caleb.

At five in the morning, I want simple. Well, thank goodness for Quaker’s new Quick 3-minute Steel Cut Oats. They cook in 3 minutes and have the same hearty texture and nutty flavor as original steel cut oats, which take 30 minutes to cook. I can do 3 minutes, even at the crack of dawn!

The 3-minute Steel Cut Oats are great plain, but when I am in the mood to make Caleb an extra special breakfast, I like to make Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal. It may sound fancy, but I promise, this oatmeal is super easy to make. Remember, we are up early so I need easy!

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This simple oatmeal recipe will remind you of your favorite dessert!

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe

Caleb loves raspberries and I love coconut so I put the two together to create an oatmeal treat that we both can enjoy! And if you love crème brûlée, this is the oatmeal for you! The oatmeal has a caramelized sugary crust that will remind you of your favorite dessert. And I am all about starting my day with a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert! YES!

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe

Caleb likes to help me pick out the raspberries for the recipe. He puts them on his fingers, counts them, and eats them. I have to take them away so we have enough to make our oatmeal! He is a little berry snatcher:)

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

The new Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats come in a canister which makes them easy to measure and use. You can make them in the microwave or on the stove top. This time I used the stove top because I was making a bigger batch of oats. I knew Josh would be bummed if we didn’t save him any oatmeal. Steel cut oats are his favorite!

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe

I cooked the 100% whole grain steel cut oats, stirred in some coconut milk, raspberries, and put them in ramekins. Caleb helped me add more raspberries to the top. Next, I sprinkled coconut sugar over the raspberries and put the ramekins on a baking sheet. I turned on the broiler and let the oven melt the sugar, creating a sweet, crackling, sugary crust over the oatmeal and raspberries. I added toasted coconut on top for a little extra coconutty goodness and we sat down to enjoy our breakfast.

We both loved our special breakfast treat. And the best part? This special breakfast was SO easy to make! Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal is going to be a regular on our breakfast menu. I hope our breakfast happens a little later in the morning, but if not, oh well. This Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal is worth getting up at 5 a.m. for! It is that good!

And Josh loved waking up to a special breakfast treat too! I told him next time, I can sleep in and he can make oatmeal for breakfast. It is SO easy, he can do it:)

Quaker also has Brown Sugar & Cinnamon and Blueberries & Cranberries flavors available in convenient pouches that are great for breakfast on the go or busy/lazy mornings! Yay for oatmeal!

Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

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Raspberry Coconut Crème Brûlée Oatmeal

If you like creme brûlée, you will love this oatmeal! It is easy to make and will remind you of your favorite dessert. Dessert for breakfast is always a good idea:)
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  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup lite coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 4 teaspoons coconut sugar or turbinado sugar
  • Toasted coconut for garnish, optional


  • 1. In a medium sauce pan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and reduce to medium heat. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until oats are of desired texture, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut milk. Gently fold in the ½ cup of the raspberries.
  • 2. Divide oats into 4 oven safe ramekins or bowls. Press additional raspberries on top. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over each ramekin, making sure the oats and raspberries are well coated. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and put under a hot broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the sugar melts and forms a crust. Remove from the oven and garnish with toasted coconut, if desired. Serve warm.

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  1. The 3 minute steel cut oats is a staple in my house too. This is very creative and very yummy sounding recipe. It is like eating dessert. The one good t hing about getting up at 5 AM is you can see things other people who sleep in miss. Stars, and the sunrise, I have even seen meteors at this time in the morning. I call it the golden hour. It is my hour…my time alone…everyone else is sleeping and I drink my coffee in peace!

  2. Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day, and this looks like such a delicious treat. YUM, Maria!!!

  3. I am on an oatmeal kick lately and those look delicious! The Quaker 3 minute oats aren’t available in Canada (yet…hopefully someday!) but I bought some supposedly “quick cooking” steel cuts oats yesterday and I’ll try them in this!

  4. Happy Friday! This looks like an amazing recipe and I’m going to have to look for those steel cut oats! Thanks for sharing the great food pics and recipe!

  5. I love Quaker Steel Cut OAts. They are so fast to make and so good! I love the way you did them here with the coconut and raspberry.

  6. I can’t believe this is a breakfast recipe! Looks like dessert! I won’t feel guilty making this for breakfast because it has steel cut oats which are so healthy. Love how it has crust like creme brûlée, such a great idea 🙂

  7. OMG I just saw this one on instagram a few moments ago and I rushed to your blog. This is so perfect, such a brilliant idea, I go thru phases and don’t always like oatmeal, but I would eat this every morning for the rest of my life.

  8. Breakfasts like this make getting up in the morning not only easy but something to actually look forward to!

  9. This oatmeal look so delicious. I love the use of coconut creme and raspberries have added beautiful color!

  10. I am also a morning person. I couldn’t get through the day without something to get me moving. This looks wonderful!

  11. This sounds awesome! Sounds like a good replacement for my standard cinnamon apple (which is what I’ll probably make first if I win the basket hehe)

  12. I have to be honest—I pinned this, but put it under desserts. Lol. Looks luscious!!!!

  13. Gosh, I LOVE this idea! I’m totally into this whole “eat dessert for breakfast” movement 🙂

  14. This raspberry coconut creme brulee outmeal is out of this world. A healthy and unbelievable breakfast. Can’t wait until tomorrow.

  15. Rats, was going to try this with the raspberries we had on hand when they were on sale. Still want to try it. Betting it would be good with just about any fruit – thinking I’ll try this with bananas tomorrow!