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Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal

March 6, 2017
Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Oh hey, I’m here with yet another oatmeal recipe. What else is new, right? I just can’t help it, you guys. Oatmeal is what I eat almost every single day so I can’t help but create more and more new recipes. I love this Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal! I wanted to call it “Pina Colada Oats” at first but that just didn’t seem right so I decided on Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal instead which perfectly describes this bowl of creaminess. There are basically no other hidden ingredients, it’s just oats, pineapple, vanilla powder, and some almond milk.

Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com


I love using vanilla powder! It’s literally ground vanilla beans and it’s the best way to add vanilla flavor to your cooking. I don’t really use vanilla extract because it can contain sugar and other unnecessary ingredients I’d rather avoid. Vanilla powder can get pricey but it’s so amazing that it’s just worth the extra money. Besides, it’s much stronger than regular vanilla extract (as it’s real pure vanilla) so you need much less of it so it lasts you longer. I can actually say I use vanilla powder almost every single day (as I do cacao powder but shhh) whether it’s in oatmeal, baking, or smoothies, it’s just too good not to!

It’s kind of funny because I never really liked any vanilla flavored food as a kid. It wasn’t until I tried the real deal that I fell in love with vanilla. Fun fact: the “vanilla flavor” in store bought products isn’t actually vanilla at all, it’s vanillin aka Phenolic aldehyde (YUM!! not). it can either be made “naturally” or synthetically which is a much cheaper way of doing it and that’s what I suppose most brands with very cheap snacks and desserts choose. Eat the real thing, not a chemical compound.

Fun fact: the “vanilla flavor” in store bought products isn’t actually vanilla at all (unless it specifically says “vanilla powder”), it’s vanillin aka Phenolic aldehyde (YUM!! not). it can either be made “naturally” or synthetically which is a much cheaper way of doing it and that’s what I suppose most brands with very cheap snacks and desserts choose. Eat the real thing, not a chemical compound.

I’m including a picture with my new favorite font aka the one I used for my logo because I just can’t get enough of it. I’d like to get rid of the extremely long pins at the end of my posts in the future and replace them with a regular-sized picture with font (those long pins will still be there when you click the Pinterest button on the left side of the page but they won’t be visible in the actual post). However, since those long pins are still the best performing pictures on Pinterest, I’m keeping them for now. :)

I think that’s enough rambling for today so let’s get cooking!

Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the most delicious breakfast! This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! Pineapple, oats, almond milk, and vanilla. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.comPineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.comPineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.comPineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.comPineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.comPineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

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Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)
  • ½ tsp coconut sugar or another sweetener (optional- for me, the pineapple makes it sweet enough)
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, bring the milk to a boil, add the oats and cook for about 1é minutes until thick and creamy.
  2. Add the pineapple, vanilla, and coconut sugar (if using) and mix to combine. Cook for a few more minutes to thaw and heat up the pineapple if it was frozen.
  3. Serve topped with berries, nut butter, or any other toppings you like.
Notes
You could add the pineapple at the beginning of the cooking to make it softer if you're using fresh pineapple. I tend to always use frozen which I find soft enough by just thawing it.

Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com


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44 Comments

  • Reply Tine March 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Looks like a great & healthy meal to start the day with! would you recommend coconut milk instead of almond (can’t have anything with almonds) or would that make it be too coconutty? I loved your original name too by the way ;)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Yes, you can totally use coconut milk, that would make it taste like pina colada even more! If you’re using milk from the can, I’d do 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 cup water. :)

  • Reply Erica Valentin March 6, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Holy Yumm! This looks freaking amazing! I love oatmeal and this is one of the best looking ones I’ve seen!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      omg thank you so much!<3

  • Reply Rorie March 7, 2017 at 12:33 am

    I love this! It looks so delicious and healthy! Will definitely be making this. I also appreciate it’s vegan :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Rorie! I’m glad you like it! :)

  • Reply Leslie March 7, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Yum, this looks delicious! I had oatmeal this morning and it would’ve been great with pineapple!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks, Leslie! I bet it was delicious anyway ;) I love adding fruit to my oatmeal, it’s the best!<3

  • Reply Meghan March 7, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Ahhh this oatmeal looks amazing!!! I gotta make some tomorrow!!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      It’s always a good time for oatmeal, right? ;)

  • Reply by breharne March 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    My gosh that looks divine! I had to pin it so I can attempt it myself!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much! :)

  • Reply Jenna March 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    You always end up making oatmeal look gorgeous! I have to say you’ve got some serious oatmeal styling skills. :-)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      well, with the amount of oatmeal I make in a week, it almost comes natural haha thanks!

  • Reply Bobbi March 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    This looks so good!! I’ve never thought of using pineapple!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      It’s so delicious you have to try it! :)

  • Reply Stephanie @ Lattes Lilacs & Lullabies March 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    This looks so delicious and colorful! I’ve never heard of vanilla powder, but I’ll definitely be buying some. Thank you for this recipe! 💞

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Vanilla powder is a most have for me, so good! :)

  • Reply Shannon Burlingame March 7, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Wow such a creative combination! I never thought of adding pineapple to oatmeal but this looks so good! :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks Shannon! <3

  • Reply fati March 7, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    thank you for the recipe, looks so delicious. and thanks for the info, didn’t know that there is a chemical substitute even for vanilla! another reason to make cakes at home!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Happy to share! I didn’t know that either until about a year ago! There is a chemical substitute for everything these days seems like.

  • Reply Elizabeth @ Mom Always Knows March 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Wow! Looks yummy, thanks for sharing! I will have to try! Thanks!
    Blessings,

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth! :)

  • Reply Emily • Raising Y'all March 7, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I love pineapple so much. It’ll be so yummy in this dish!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Yay! Hope you enjoy! :)

  • Reply Clarissa March 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    This sounds so amazing! Pinning for this weekend <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks Clarissa! :)

  • Reply Jasmine Hewitt March 7, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I love fresh fruit with oatmeal. never tried pineapple!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      You gotta try it, it’s so good! <3

  • Reply Chelsea Pearl March 8, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Definitely pina colada oats at heart! Perfect for a daily taste of vacation.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Yes! it reminds me of summer so much

  • Reply Amanda March 8, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Here it is bedtime, and I’m wishing it was time for breakfast! You always have the yummiest recipes and beautiful photos. I am looking forward to getting up in the morning, now!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda! :)

  • Reply Emily (@crunchymamascience) March 8, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I would have never thought of putting pineapple and vanilla together! Great recipe :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

      its such a good oatmeal combo!

  • Reply Jazz March 9, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Your pictures are beautiful, as usual! I never would have thought to put pineapple in oatmeal but am going to try it now.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 9, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Thanks, Jazz! So tasty it makes it taste like summer :)

  • Reply Valerie March 10, 2017 at 4:42 am

    This looks so good, going to give it a try!

    -Valerie
    http://www.styledmuse.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 10, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Let me know how it was :)

  • Reply Kirsty March 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve never heard of Vanilla Powder before. This recipe sounds great. I’ve pinned it!!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

      It’s so amazing, you have to try it! :)

  • Reply Abra March 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Ah! This looks so incredible! I want it right now :-)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas March 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Thanks, Abra. You can, it only takes a few minutes :P

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