Island Oatmeal (Pina Colada Porridge)

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 2 mins

After trying all the different porridge combinations from the British leg of ZWT III. I thought I would create my own for the Caribbean leg. This is quite sweet so no additional sweetner is needed. If you don't want it too sweet, use half juice, half water for cooking. For the toasted coconut I put this under the grill (broiler) as I put the porridge in the microwave and they were both ready at the same time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 23 cup pineapple juice (or 1/3 cup juice & 1/3 cup water)
  • 14 cup dried pineapple
  • 12 teaspoon coconut essence
  • toasted coconut, to serve
  • milk, to serve


  1. Combine oats, juice, pineapple pieces & coconut essence in a bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute and give it a stir.
  3. Microwave for a further minute.
  4. Serve with milk & toasted coconut.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I modified this recipe a bit. I used crushed pineapple in juice instead of dried pineapple and juice. Also, I omitted the shredded coconut, but added some cottage cheese. The combination of pineapple & coconut (extract) was so delicious, and I will definitely make this again!

haven't the slightest April 02, 2010

This certainly was quick and easy this morning before I dashed out the door! Will definetly make again.

White Rose Child December 05, 2007

Oh my, this is fabulous. I'll be making this so much, I'm going to use up my currently almost-full bottle of coconut extract really, really fast!

echo echo October 16, 2007