Co-Co-Cran Oatmeal

Filed under Breakfast Live Well Recipes on Mar 09 12 by

Move over olive oil! There’s a new superstar taking over the world of nutrition.

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding coconut oil. In order to reap the maximum benefits, the best form is extra virgin coconut oil. This oil is nature’s purest form of medium-chain fats and lauric acid. These components work with your body to raise your metabolism and aide in weight loss. Coconut oil has also been found to improve smoothness of hair and skin, prevent viral and bacterial infections, boost your immune system, and protect you from cancer, heart disease, as well as other degenerative conditions as you get older.

Co-Co-Cran OatmealYou will need:

  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. toasted nuts (pecans, almonds, or walnuts)
  • Splash of milk
  • Cinnamon, to taste

Directions:

Mix oatmeal and water and cook according to package instructions. Stir in coconut oil and mix, then add a splash of milk. Fold in cranberries, top with nuts and cinnamon, and most importantly, enjoy!

Some simple ways to ease coconut oil into your diet:

  • In a hot cereal
  • Add a tablespoon to your morning coffee for a flavor blast
  • Replace butter or vegetable

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Lindsey Fessel
Lindsey is a recipe blogger for The You Are Project. She completed her marketing degree at Rowan University. Lindsey's recipes demonstrate how to include healthy foods in one's diet in an easy and delicious way.
  • Shirley Weber

    Sounds great! I will definitely try it. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods!