Falling for Summer

Happy Friday, pumpkins!

Wait…no, no, NO!!! Ok, I enjoy fall as much as the next pumpkin-obsessed foodie. I mean, it IS my favorite season, but this summer just went by WAY too fast! The weather here didn’t get too hot, the bugs weren’t that bad, and the summer produce? Well, I just haven’t had my fill yet! I’ve got  a fridge FULL of blueberries, cucumber, and raspberries…and that’s still not stopping me from stuffing ma’ FACE with as many peaches and nectarines as I can find!

But herein lies the real problem. Like I said yesterday, I kinda rocked out in the kitchen last week and now I feel like I’m running out of time to share! Seriously, I can’t be the ONLY food blogger out there who feels the pressure…

Must Post All Meme

So I’m gonna cross my fingers and pray that while a lot of you are already digging into your FIFTH can of pumpkin for the year, that you’ll also be grabbing up some of that discounted summer produce before it’s gone for good!

Because this…

Creamy Coconut Raspberry Oats via Kiss My BroccoliWas TOO good to wait another year for!

Warm coconut raspberry oats topped with cool creamy coconut yogurt sauce, juicy fresh raspberries, and crunchy chia seeds…drooling yet? I know I am! 😀

Creamy Coconut Raspberry Oats

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Keywords: microwave breakfast oats raspberries summer

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut-flavored yogurt (I used Yoplait Greek)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped raspberries
  • Toppings: 1 Tablespoon coconut-flavored yogurt thinned with water, raspberries, unsweetened shredded coconut and chia seeds (optional)

Instructions

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine oats, water, and yogurt and stir well.
2. Cook on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through.
3. Stir in coconut flour.
4. Stir in raspberries.
5. Add desired toppings and enjoy!

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Creamy Coconut Raspberry Oats via Kiss My Broccoli

This is one of the THREE recipes I created over the weekend and while delicious down to the last finger-licking swipe of that dish, it’s actually a couple of rungs down on the excitement ladder. I don’t want to bombard you with too much in one post (like I’ve BEEN doing all WEEK) but as for the other TWO?

Well, let’s just say they deserve their own special DAY in the SUN! 😀 

Got it? Ok, ok…here’s a little hint for ya that just happens to be a very #strangebutgood mix of the two. The other day, I took a cold leftover sweet potato and topped it with…

Zucchini Raspberry topped Sweet Potato with Coconut Peanut Butter

A sprinkle of cinnamon, some shredded zucchini, a handful of raspberries, a drizzle of creamy coconut yogurt sauce and a good glob of coconut peanut butter (only relevant in to the mission to clear out my nut butter stash!)

Strange But Good S2TT

While some of you question my sanity for combining all these delicious flavors into ONE, I know you’ll all be excited to see them separately. So I’ll “see” you in TWO days…to celebrate the arrival of fall with a little summer twist FLIP! 😉

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31 Responses to Falling for Summer

  1. I totally don’t mind seeing summery recipes during the fall/winter. Food knows no bounds in my opinion! One of my favorite snacks as a kid during the winter was ice cream so I can’t judge :)

    Fall is coming up so soon. Excited!

  2. Considering my current obsession with smoothies, I’d say that I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer recipes and foods just yet. 😉 Cannot go wrong with a coconut and raspberry combo!
    And I’m convinced that sweet potatoes are good with everything, so why not that pretty confection up there? :-p

  3. YUM!! I am definitely marking this to make! Now to get some coconut yogurt :)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks Morganne! If you’ve never tried the Yoplait Greek coconut, I HIGHLY recommend it! It has ACTUAL shreds of coconut inside! Mmmmm! 😀

  4. Ohhh man those raspberry oats look amazing! I just had some fresh raspberries in my Chobani this morning and they were sooo good!

  5. calee says:

    This looks good, but BRING ON THE PUMPKIN! :)

  6. Oh yes. Coconut. Cream. Yogurt. Oats. Berries. I want this!!
    I am with you – summer was way too short! Thank God I am heading to the beach on Monday.
    Saying that, my obsession for kabocha hit in extremely hard and yi am baking them like it’s my job!

  7. I’ll allow it! Especially since you wrote out blueberries. 😉

    I made a similar overnight oat thing on WIAW, but I wish I’d thought to add the coconut! I went on a coconut flour bender for a few weeks.

    The sweet potato combo is amazing. And it looks like a good candidate for dinner tonight… can you come over and cook for me? 😉

  8. Okay that strange but good situation looks/sounds amazing! Is that acceptable for dinner? I think so.

  9. That just looks so very pretty! I wouldn’t want to eat it, lol! However, you got a picture so DIG IN! 😀

  10. Haha I’m so glad you posted this meme! I posted it twice this week and I’m probably going to try and find another way to post it again :)

    That recipe looks delicious! We are just coming into spring here so this recipe actually fits well with that!

  11. That looks incredible….both of them! And so creative to dress your sweet potato in such randomness.

    Regarding the summer not to end- You can pretend you’re on season with me, going into Summer 😉

  12. This time of year is always such a battle for me – hang on to the last of summer foods or dive head first into pumpkin, apples, and squash? I always end up with an awkward mixture of the two. I’m pretty sure summer berries are totally done now though, which makes me sad. The grocery store berries from hundreds or thousands of miles away just aren’t the same. :( However, I do have some frozen local raspberries in my freezer, so I can still make this breakfast. Yay!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh I know! The last package of strawberries I came home with from the grocery store taste NOTHING like the ones I was able to get from the farmers’ market months ago. I’m just grateful that the raspberries are still on key…I may or may not have bought two more trays of them yesterday even though I have a POUND of them in the freezer already! Haha!

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up with some “flummer” foods in the next few weeks…I can only deny my pumpkin for so long! 😉

  13. Kat says:

    Nope, so not done with summer over here either! Im still hanging on to my watermelon and pluots for as long as the stores will let me :) I have yet to have any pumpkin (or even bought a can for that matter!) but I did take the plunge and have my 1st pumpkin spice latte yesterday and OH MY GEEE it was freakin fantastic!

  14. I’m ready for pumpkin and all but I’m really going to miss my summer produce!!!!

  15. I am absolutely NOT ready for the pumpkin things! I feel like summer is still here (despite the drop in temperature). I am getting a little excited for crockpot weather, but I don’t want to get burnt out on fall foods this year!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I feel the same way…and I was totally eyeing my slow cooker the other day too! I’m usually so excited to see the coming of fall, but when I stopped to think about how less variety there is when it comes to produce as compared to summer (pumpkin…apples…pumpkin), I couldn’t help but get a little sad! :(

  16. You are not alone! I have so many late summer/ early Fall recipes to post about. I refuse to speak about pumpkin until I actually get it in my food share. Dammit, Starbucks and retail stores will not dictate my food seasons. I refuse to allow it….even if that’s what everyone else seems to want. I’m going to post a peach recipe this week. Fight the power; down with the man.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Woo HOO!! Down with the man and UP with the peaches!! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got coming! And yes, I am definitely in a state of seasonal denial…I just went to the farmers’ market yesterday and totally ignored the pumpkins and other fall/winter squashes that were DOMINATING most of the booths and went straight for the zucchini, tomatoes, and peaches…among a shit load of other stuff! I’m praying to God I can figure out what to do with all of it before the end of the week! Ha!

  17. I made egg white oats with coconut yo this morning and thought of you!

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