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Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats

These Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats are creamy, filling and full of flavour. Desiccated coconut, coconut milk and chunks of pineapple make this one seriously delicious way to start the day!

Hello guys, hope you had a good weekend? Before we talk about these Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats, let’s talk hair haha! Salons are finally open again in the UK, so the husband and I had haircuts and it feels amazing! My husband hasn’t had a proper hair cut since before we moved house!

I did a cut in January and I did a good job considering my Barbie’s always used to end up bald when I cut their hair as a kid. However, I thought it was probably beginners luck and I wasn’t brave enough to try again! I just thought there was no way I was going to be able to do it well again!!

I’ve decided that I’m going to keep my hair shorter as I had a hair epiphany the other day while reading someone else’s experience with ehlers-danlos. My hair has always been really stretchy, fine and ridiculously easy to knot. It also has a section that is always matted. Even brushing can create knots. I start at the bottom and work my way up as you’re meant to, but nothing stops it. Eventually it will ping back too many times and snap.

The longer my hair is, the more chance it has to stretch and snap. I certainly lost less hair when I washed my hair yesterday because there was no excessive stretching and snapping. Hopefully salons can stay open, so I can keep it at this length. It’s at my collar bone and I can still tie it back, but it’s more manageable!

I had always (as with so many things going on in my body) just assumed it was me. However, reading a thread where numerous people said the same thing happened to their hair, I suddenly was like “WOW it’s not just me!!”

It’s still bizarre to me that I suddenly have an answer for every thing I’ve ever had wrong with me. The last few weeks I’ve been comparing my joint mobility to my husbands as he isn’t hypermobile. I knew my legs were very hypermobile, but other things I wasn’t really sure.

Turns out my elbows are as well, when I do a plank, my inside elbow locks twisted so it’s directly above my wrist. When my husband does it, his inside elbow is turned inwards like it should be. My fingers can bend back 90 degrees, his can’t. We have the exact same size hands, yet I can put my thumb and pinky finger around my wrist and he can’t even get his middle finger and thumb around my wrist.

I hold my pen differently than you’re supposed to because holding it correctly makes my finger joints hyperextend which hurts after a while. I almost wrap as many fingers as I can around it and my thumb goes straight across to my index finger knuckle. At school, I soon got wise to the teachers coming round to correct me. I’d change to correct holding while they were there, then revert back to how it was comfortable when they went. My hand still cramps up and I get a lump on my middle finger if I write too much.

All my toes and ankles have a lot of movement, my wrists, my hips. My back used to be very flexible, but arthritis/stenosis/degenerative disc disease has set in now, so I can’t move as much. It’s strange, although my joints are hypermobile, I also suffer with a lot of stiffness and tightness in certain muscles. Hopefully with physio I’ll be able to strengthen some of my joints, so they don’t injure as easily.

Anyway… Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats. Creamy, tropical, full of flavour. What more could you want for breakfast?

Overnight Oats could not be easier to make! You basically bung a load of ingredients into a bowl and leave them in the fridge overnight. Magic happens overnight and the oats go from dried and hard, to soft, creamy and delicious.

I used tinned pineapple for this recipe, but you could use fresh. If I buy fresh, I never buy a whole pineapple, I buy the pre cut stuff in the veg aisle. However, it comes in single use plastic, so I prefer tins as they can be recycled.

Make sure you drain the pineapple and leave it for a few minutes to make sure that excess liquid is out of it. If it’s particularly wet, pat the pineapple with kitchen paper. I didn’t need to do this, it made no difference to the end product.

For the coconut element, I used desiccated coconut and coconut milk in this recipe. I used a mixture of oat milk and coconut milk too. Just the coconut milk wasn’t enough. I normally use 1 1/2 cups/360ml of liquid for 3 cups of oats. However, with the coconut milk I needed 1 1/2 cups of that and 2/3 cup of milk, so they had enough liquid to absorb overnight.

Oats wise, I used rolled oats. For the sweetener I used maple syrup, but you can use powdered sweetener, honey or agave. I love the way the maple syrup tastes with the pineapple and coconut. It adds an extra depth of flavour. The only other ingredient required is a bit of vanilla extract. Stir everything together, cover the bowl, place in the fridge overnight and you’ll wake up to perfect Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats!

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Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats

These Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats are creamy, filling and full of flavour. Desiccated coconut, coconut milk and chunks of pineapple make this one seriously delicious way to start the day!

Prep Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Annie N

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (240g) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (35g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups (360ml) coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup (80ml) milk of your choice, I used Oat Milk
  • 3-5 tbsp maple syrup, add to taste. You can also use honey, agave or powdered sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (150g) pineapple chunks, tinned or fresh is fine. I used tinned

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, desiccated coconut, coconut milk, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract into a medium sized bowl.

  2. If you're using tinned pineapple, drain the pineapple and leave it for a few minutes to ensure as much liquid as possible has drained away. You can also pat them dry with kitchen paper if you'd rather. They don't have to be bone dry.

  3. Add in the pineapple chunks and then stir everything until it's smooth and well incorporated. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours, overnight if possible.

  4. Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats will keep covered in the fridge for 3 days. You can serve them straight from the fridge or warm them in the microwave.

Annie N

Recipe developer, food photographer, make up and skincare addict, lover of tennis and motorsport.

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