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Creamy Black Sesame Pumpkin Oatmeal

Creamy Black Sesame Pumpkin Oatmeal

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20 mins Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins
Serves 1

Creamy, satisfying, and lightly tangy, this oatmeal bowl is the perfect comfort food to enjoy on a fall or winter morning.


  • ¾ cup filtered water
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup steel cut oats
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp toasted black sesame seeds

Toppings (optional)

  • Dried golden berries
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Coconut clusters
  • Drizzle of maple syrup honey (recommended for added sweetness)


  1. Step 1

    In a saucepan, combine water and coconut milk and bring to a simmer.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat up a small pan and melt coconut oil. Add the oats and cook until fragrant.

  3. Step 3

    Add in the oats to the milk and water mixture and stir. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    When most of the liquid is absorbed (after about 10 minutes) add in salt and continue cooking.

  5. Step 5

    When the oats are cooked through and the mixture is nice and creamy, take off the heat and mix in the pumpkin puree and black sesame seeds. If you find that the oats are not creamy enough to your liking, add in 1 to 3 tablespoons of water or coconut milk.

  6. Step 6

    Transfer the oats to a bowl, top with desired topping and enjoy!

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Recipe adapted from Cookie + Kate.