Samoa Oatmeal

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Samoa oatmeal
It’s Girl Scout cookie time!! As a former Girl Scout, and former Cookie-Hall-of-Famer, this season is near and dear to my heart! So, I’ve decided to pay homage to the wonderful organization that was a part of my life for so many years by  making a series of breakfast bowls based on the most popular and beloved cookies.  First up is the Samoa, formerly known to us Troop 216-ers as “Caramel DeLites.”

This is really a breakfast treat since it is so delicious. I mean, toasted coconut and chocolate—how can you go wrong?  I used dark chocolate since that’s what I have on hand, and I topped it with honey.  If you have some nuts to throw in, that would be great as well. Enjoy!

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Samoa Oatmeal
Author: Vallery
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut shavings
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (more or less depending on taste)
  • 2 ounces chocolate, melted just before you are ready to serve the oatmeal.
  1. Cook the oatmeal according to the directions.
  2. While the oatmeal is cooking, toast the coconut in a skillet, stirring frequently until it browns. Be careful not to burn it. When it is done, remove the coconut from the skillet and set aside.
  3. When the oatmeal is done cooking, add the coconut milk and stir. Add half the maple syrup or honey.
  4. Top with the coconut shavings and remaining maple syrup or honey, then drizzle with the melted chocolate and serve immediately.


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about vallery

I am a lawyer-turned-baker. 
I left my 9-5 office job because I wanted to create recipes, videos, and most of all—Bake! I won the Great American Baking Show, and my debut cookbook Life Is What You Bake It contains some of the winning recipes! My motto is simple: When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd. We have the power to turn tart situations into sweet ones, and it’s my mission to teach people how.



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