This has been a staple breakfast in our household for decades and we still eat it almost every morning and it never gets old!

In fact, even our grandchildren are now fans of this breakfast so it looks like it’s set to be passed down through generations!

It’s an extremely simple recipe and I’ll be able to explain it to you in less than 2 minutes:


  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (we actually use heavy cream!)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp your favourite manuka honey
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Bring the oats and water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Once boiling reduce the heat to low. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the oats are tender. Since they’re quick-cook oats, they should cream up very quickly.
  3. Remove the heat and mix vigorously.
  4. Transfer the oats to a bowl and pour the cream on top (some of the kids like to mix the cream in, I prefer it on top, it’s up to you!)
  5. Top with the dessicated coconut, sliced almonds, and fresh blueberries.
  6. Drizzle as much manuka honey as you wish!
  7. Serve the oats warm and enjoy!

Want some protein!?

My son who was a rower was always talking about “protein protein protein”, so he would always mix in a few scoops of protein powder.

It’s a fantastic way to get a protein boost and still have a very healthy fibre-rich breakfast.

Of course, you can also sprinkle whatever you like on top. Some might like raisins, other types of nuts or seeds, or any fruit that you like. We like blueberries as we always pick blueberries by the kilo in the summer and freeze them, so we have plenty of blueberries sitting around even during the winter!

However, if you’re not a blueberry fan or they’re hard to come by where you live, any fruit will do. Tropical fruits are extremely delicious (such as mango and papaya), but even grated apple is wonderful as well.


About the author 


I'm Erin, and my family has been raising bees for over two generations. We no longer raise bees on Manuka flowers, but it remains one of our favorites, and we eat it daily, among other honeys like Kamahi and Rata. Since Manuka has grown in popularity overseas in recent years, we thought we should educate people on the true benefits of Manuka and how to find quality Manuka honey. Haere mai to our site, written by us and designed by our brilliant computer whiz of a son, Byron. We hope you find it helpful!

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