This Chia Coconut Oil Steel Cut Oats recipe has been a life saver for me these last few months. Not only is it really delicious, and healthy, but it has also given me a lot of energy and has had a noticeable impact on how my body feels. ( I’ll explain more about this below )

It’s naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

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I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for a little while now. I discovered it in December… well actually I was told about it in December and it has made such a difference in my life that I knew I needed to share it!

To back track, I feel like I need to tell the back story of how I learned about this recipe. 🙂

I had a super early baby shower back in December and the night before it, we celebrated my father in-law’s birthday at a restaurant. Around this time I was having terrible back pain, or what I thought was back pain.

The WHOLE night of the birthday party, my back hurt SO bad. I kept rubbing my back and standing uncomfortably… it was not fun. I thought this was just a side effect of pregnancy and I had to be miserable with this pain for several more months…I had already had this pain for about two months!

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Then, I started talking to this really nice woman ( my brother-in-law’s girlfriend’s mother)— she practices eastern medicine and also used to be a midwife. She noticed my back pain and asked me where exactly it hurt, so I pointed to it and she immediately said, “this isn’t back pain, this is small intestine pain”.

She proceeded to tell me that I had to make this oatmeal recipe of hers and to follow it exactly, and that this would pull all the toxins out of my small intestine and help relieve my pain.

I memorized the recipe and decided to give it a try. I made it twice that week for me and my husband.

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It was seriously delicious! I realized that chia seeds should always be in steel cut oats. It gives oatmeal the best texture. Plus the way that the coconut oil and honey melts into the hot oatmeal, is so satisfying!

And not only was it super delicious, but my small intestine pain went away. As in it has not come back, not even once, since I started eating this oatmeal. ( I now eat this oatmeal about once a week).

My husband raved about how great it made him feel and how it helped with his digestion. And he now asks me to make this Chia Coconut Oil Steel Cut Oats recipe all the time.

I did some research and apparently coconut oil makes omega- 3 acids twice as effective. So combining the coconut oil with the chia seeds does something magical.

I hope you guys like it and benefit from it is much as I do!

Chia Coconut Oil Steel Cut Oats (GF) | Perchance to Cook,
Chia Coconut Oil Steel Cut Oats (GF) | Perchance to Cook,

Chia Coconut Oil Steel Cut Oats (GF)

A yummy steel cut oats recipe made with chia seeds and coconut oil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people



  • Add steel cut oats, almond milk, and vanilla to a pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until done. Mix every so often. (Cooking time may depend on your brand of steel cut oats, so make sure to read the instructions on your steel cut oats package; mine took 15 mins to cook)
  • Remove the oatmeal from heat and immediately mix in the chia seeds while the oatmeal is still hot. 
  • Then pour the oatmeal into bowls. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil per bowl, and mix. Add in honey to taste and mix.
  • Serves 2.
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