Coconut Miso Oats Baby Food

Sometimes my motivation to leave the warm comfort of bed in the morning means thinking about the next warm, comforting thing. Which is ALWAYS coffee…but lately I’ve had something else on my mind, and that’s these Coconut Miso Oats. A quick and easy breakfast that takes only 10 minutes to make.

What’s especially great about these, is that our 8 month old loves them too. Which means I don’t have to worry about preparing multiple breakfasts! He’ll usually have some green onion and a tiny bit of nori gomasio (only a small amount to minimize salt). I might also throw him some of my egg yolk too if I’ve added a poached egg to mine. I like to garnish mine with chopped raw walnuts, nori gomasio, fresh green onion, and a small drizzle of sesame oil and maple syrup.

Nori gomasio is a great thing to have on hand, if you don’t already. It’s a Japanese condiment basically consisting of toasted seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, and sea salt. It’s delicious on so many things! You can buy it, or make it and it will keep well in the fridge for months (find a recipe for nori gomasio linked in the recipe notes). This meal is also excellent for lunch, and leftovers will keep well in the fridge, reheated with a little more water added.

Coconut Miso Oats Baby Food

Coconut Miso Oats

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings
  • Category: Quick Breakfasts


Wake up with the warm comfort of these Coconut Miso Oats. Ready in only 10 minutes…a quick and easy nutritious breakfast. Also great for lunch, too!


1.5 cups rolled oats

2 tablespoons coconut oil

3 cups water

2 tablespoons white miso paste

Optional Garnishes:

Green onion, sliced

Nori gomasio (see note)

Chopped raw walnuts

Sesame oil

Maple syrup

Poached egg



Heat oil in a small pot over medim-high heat. Add oats, and stir until lightly toasted (about 3 minutes). Add water and miso paste, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil. Mash up the miso paste with the spoon, to ensure it is mixed in well. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer. Stirring occasionally, continue to simmer until oats have absorbed the moisture (about 5 minutes). 

Garnish with toppings and serve hot. Will keep in the fridge for about 3 days, and reheats nicely in the microwave or over the stove (you may just need to add some more water). 


Nori gomasio can usually be found in the Asian markets or the Asian section of most grocery stores, or can easily be made in a blender or food processor (check out this recipe here). 

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