Coconut Banana Oats Bowl With Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal + Mango
Serves: 1
  • Coconut Banana Oat Smoothie
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 cup coconut milk, divided
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Half of a medium banana
  • Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal
  • 3 ¼ cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup whole cashews, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds (may use white if needed)
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  • Good pinch of salt
  • Topping
  • Half a mango, chopped or sliced
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter or coconut butter, melted for drizzling
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  1. Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment or a silpat.
  4. In a large bowl add the quinoa, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds and flax seeds.
  5. Stir in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, instant coffee and a pinch of salt, mix well.
  6. Dump the mixture out over the 2 prepared baking sheets and spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 35-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until lightly golden brown all over.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before storing.
  9. To Make The Coconut Banana Oats
  10. Mix together the oats, ½ cup coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla and salt in a small bowl.
  11. Cover and place in the fridge for for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight (now is when I would make the quinoa cereal).
  12. The next morning, add the mixture to a blender along with the remaining ½ cup coconut milk and banana. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  13. To Assemble The Bowl
  14. Pour the creamy oats into a bowl.
  15. Top with the crunchy quinoa cereal, sliced mango and chopped chocolate.
  16. Add some mint and a drizzle of chocolate coconut butter or coconut butter if desired. Eat!
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