Coconut Raw Oats

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If she can’t see him, she’ll get close.  So I tucked him in my hoodie.  Hah.


I was flicking through Facebook this morning and came across a yummy recipe from How Sweet It Is.  I’m not a huge dessert baker but I must bake these Thin and Chewy Chocolate Drenched Coconut Oatmeal Squares as soon as possible. Truthfully, if I had chocolate in the house, I would’ve jumped up and made them at 7:00 AM. 


Instead, I used the recipe concept to make a fun twist on my regular raw oats and yogurt breakfast dish. 


To make the coconut raw oats, you mix a few wet ingredients (coconut oil, sunflower seed butter) with the dry (raw oats, unsweetened coconut).


Makes two servings of coconut raw oats:


Combine 1 tablespoon coconut oil with three tablespoons sunflower butter (or other nut butter).

Microwave wet ingredients for one minute.

Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly.

Add in 1 cup raw oats and 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut.

Add a drizzle of maple syrup (if you use sweet coconut, you could probably skip).

Combine thoroughly and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Serve with yogurt, nuts, and fruit.


It was tasty, but I have a feeling the chocolate-drenched version is better. Winking smile


Question of the Day:


Do you read your horoscope every day?  I check it out once every two weeks or so.  Not sure why because I don’t put much stock in astrology…  However, check out my horoscope for today (I’m a Taurus).  It’s pretty uncanny because it’s so true! 


You need to find some new way to take care of your home chores — or else they are going to pile up faster than you can cope with them! It’s a good time for you to enlist support.


Also – I like to add “in bed” at the end of fortune cookies and horoscopes.  This makes my horoscope much more amusing, especially today!  (You can check out your horoscope here.)



  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 20, 2012, 9:16 am

    I LOVE coconut oil, especially mixed with chocolate! Brownies made with coconut oil are amazing!

  • Sarah June 20, 2012, 9:18 am

    I am a Taurus too and that totally applies to me as well! I really need to get some sort of a system down for keeping up with chores instead of letting things pile up and then going on massive cleaning sprees about once a month.

  • Presley (@runpretty) June 20, 2012, 9:20 am

    I rarely check my horoscope, but I do take fortune cookies very seriously! haha I if someone picks up the one I had my eye on after dinner, I get mad. I also believe you should pick them up yourself and not have someone hand you one. Typing that out makes me realize how weird I am…

    • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 20, 2012, 10:29 am

      I’m the SAME way with my fortune cookies, Presley ;]

    • Amber K June 20, 2012, 2:07 pm

      I have to pick out my own too. They can’t be handed out 😉

  • Carina June 20, 2012, 9:22 am

    I am not answering your question, but have you thought about wearing your baby in a Moby or something similar? Some babies will just fall asleep in it, and you have 2 hands free to do what you want. My lactation consultant even said that you can be naked underneath of it for lots of skin to skin time.

  • Dori June 20, 2012, 9:22 am

    It is hilarious how if Maggie can’t see Henry she doesn’t know he is there. She is so funny. I highly recommend the Astrology Zone app. Susan Miller is a genius — she predicted exactly when I’d get my new job. It’s kinda creepy!

  • Kelly June 20, 2012, 9:25 am

    I am a big coconut lover!! So delish! I love how Henry is tucked into the hoodie…so sweet and so tiny!!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 20, 2012, 9:26 am

    I’ve heard the “in bed” thing for fortune cookies but not horoscopes. 😉

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 20, 2012, 9:26 am

    Sounds like an amazing brekkie! I’m a Leo, and my horoscope says there’s plenty of room for compromise today. Now that’s a fun one to add “in bed” to!! 🙂 LOL!

  • Earthy Nicole June 20, 2012, 9:28 am

    Those oats look delicious (I agree on the chocolate though!) but that photo of the wet ingredients made my little girl say “eww!” lol. I told her what it was and she said “Oh, mmmmm” 🙂

    So, my horoscope says “You may just spring an emotional leak today. Plug the hole and try to carry on. –in bed” Lol… wish me luck!

  • Emma June 20, 2012, 9:40 am

    Aww. He’s so cute.

  • Marci June 20, 2012, 9:46 am

    You are way too relaxed and organized to have an 8 day old! I was sore, tired, and definitely didn’t want to spend free time on the computer.

  • Laura June 20, 2012, 10:02 am

    I laughed at your first sentence! That’s is so cute that you have to hide your baby for your dog to come close ;)…I never ever check my horoscope but I read this and then the first thing I did was open a new tab and head over to…It was kind of relevant for me today!

  • Janae @ Bring Joy June 20, 2012, 10:13 am

    Raw oats with sunflower seeds, nut butter, & some fruit, is my fave!

    I used to read my horoscope in the newspaper as a kid to make me laugh.

  • Reenie June 20, 2012, 10:20 am

    Ahhhh Mags 🙂

  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 20, 2012, 10:28 am

    I’m glad someone else still does the “in bed” thing, too. I thought I was just something I never grew out of. It makes me feel better than it’s not just meeee! =]

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 20, 2012, 10:40 am

    That breakfast looks delicious!!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras June 20, 2012, 10:47 am

    Oooh, I’m trying that coconut oats trick!

  • Janelle June 20, 2012, 11:09 am

    Your breakfast looks delicious. I haven’t been able to get the husband on board with cold/raw oat yet… Sigh. But, those chocolate coconut oatmeal squares! Who could NOT be on board with those!?

  • Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles June 20, 2012, 11:35 am

    I always check my horoscope. It’s part of my morning ritual…and sometimes it’s so true…and sometimes it’s so far from the truth!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks June 20, 2012, 11:37 am

    Mmmm coconut oats! And yes to the ‘in bed’ ending. Makes it much better, ehh 😉

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit June 20, 2012, 11:54 am

    I have been on a huge coconut oil kick. These oats look delicious. Can’t wait to try. Pinning this on my Pinterest board now 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 20, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Just when I thought I’d found all the possible ways to eat oats for breakfast, you post this. I love this creative twist! And I love coconut, so I’m definitely going to make this!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 20, 2012, 12:48 pm

    I only check my horoscope when I get Marie Claire, otherwise I wouldn’t think of it!

  • Erin Margaret June 20, 2012, 2:35 pm

    It varies over the years. Recently I’ve been reading it more often. I just try to think of it as more good advice coming from the ~universe haha 🙂

  • Carina June 20, 2012, 3:14 pm

    A weird idea you might like — do weekly photos again, but with your shrinking belly instead of your growing belly. I think body image after birth is a tough area for a lot of mothers, and it would be interesting to read your take on it.

    • Krista June 20, 2012, 3:43 pm

      What a great idea:)

  • Jen June 20, 2012, 3:23 pm

    This is the best example of Maggie’s simple take on the world. Can’t see Henry – Henry is not there!

    Motherhood suits you so well. I love seeing pictures of you and Henry!

  • luv what you do June 20, 2012, 9:46 pm

    I would never think to use coconut butter and coconut in my oats. Instead I am having blueberry oats tomorrow. This looks great!

  • Valerie June 21, 2012, 5:14 am

    First, you, your baby and your dog are so cute. Second, like what you’ve seen from “How Sweet It Is”, I really must also try the recipe you’ve shared here. Unlike you, I’m a huge dessert lover especially when it has coconut oil in it. I’d definitely have to bake this one as well. I can’t wait to taste it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 24, 2012, 7:45 pm

    Mmmm coconut granola sounds great! I love how coconut oil is creamier than oil but less rich than butter 🙂

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