Coconut Cashew Porridge

Serves 1



1/3 cup rolled oats

2 Tbsp chopped raw cashew nuts

1 tsp black sesame seeds

Pinch of ground ginger

1 cup water

2 Tbsp lite coconut milk

1/2 tsp maple syrup (or honey for a non-vegan option)

To Serve

1 Tbsp coconut chips


  1. Toast coconut chips. In a small pot, toast coconut chips for 2–3 minutes on medium-high heat, until golden. Set aside and return pot to same heat.
  2. Cook porridge. Add oats, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, ginger, water and a pinch of salt to pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Once simmering, reduce heat to low and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often. Stir through coconut milk and maple syrup and cook for a further minute.
  3. Serve porridge topped with coconut chips.

Nutritional Info (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 1214
Energy (Cal): 290
Carbohydrate (g): 23.3
Protein (g): 8.4
Fat (g): 17.3
Saturated Fat (g): 6.8
Sugars (g): 4.3

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