Pineapple in my Oats

I had a great bowl of oatmeal this morning.


I think every bowl of oatmeal is great, but this one was especially good thanks to the perfectly ripe pineapple!


I hadn’t made Upside Down Pineapple Oats in a long time! It’s good with canned pineapple, but so much better with fresh.

And the pineapple I bought this weekend is definitely a treat. I ate a good deal of it last night when I was cutting it up. ;)  It’s impossible to resist when it’s this ripe!


Upside Down Pineapple Oats

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp coconut
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (the key to this bowl!)


See how the brown sugar melts on the hot oats? Yum. The teaspoon of brown sugar makes such a difference in this bowl oats – don’t leave it out!

If you think pineapple will be weird hot, it’s not! Don’t knock it ‘til you try it!



What food do you have a hard time resisting?

Fresh, juicy pineapple is definitely one of mine. I remember one summer, my mom and I ate an ENTIRE pineapple right after we cut it :) It was SO good, but our mouths hurt SO bad after it. Totally worth it, though!

Others include:

Those Cadbury Mini Eggs

Mint M&Ms

Those stupid little chocolate covered donuts (one reason I don’t buy them anymore!)

Fresh raspberries



  1. Stacys cinnamon sugar pita chips! And also Quaker mini rice cakes in apple cinnamon…yum.

  2. For me, it’s bread. Sometimes it’s hard resisting but I try to do it anyway. Everyone in my family has a love affair with bread, I think it’s genetic.

    Also, those oats look amaaaazing. Yum.

  3. I cannot resist ice cream. I worked at a local shop in High School and it became such a terrible addiction. Not even the cold slows me down. I’m pretty sure I’ve built up an immunity to cold headaches…

  4. Ice cream, cantaloupe, and cherries!!

  5. Those oats look delicious!

    Soft, homemade cookies straight out of the oven – absolutely irresistible!

    And in the summer, fresh melon and soft serve ice cream!

  6. That oatmeal not only looks delicious but also beautiful. I sort of consider pineapple a very beautiful fruit. Do you agree?

    • i definitely agree. It’s ragged and crazy on the outside and then the inside is sunny yellow and super juicy. I love it.

  7. What a great idea to add pineapple to oats! I love coconut too :)

  8. Well coconut makes an appearance in my oats every morning – but pineapple! What a fabulous combo! I’m getting giddy at the thought of yummy spring and summer fruits!

    I have NO control around Cadbury Mini Eggs (as evident by this past weekend), dark chocolate M&M’s and any type of salty bar mix…insane.

  9. I can’t resist watermelon, grapes or other fresh fruit for that matter, and definitely good bread, specially with good cheese on top of it. Yummy.

  10. pineapple is SO good right now! i could eat a whole one. seriously. your pina colada oats are great! haha, i just asked this on my blog the other day. carrot cake is on my list! as well as vanilla bean ice cream, really good rolls and a fresh fruit bowl. i just don’t stop!

  11. Soy crisps. The bag says it has like 7 servings; they lie. I’d finish it in five minutes and then shamelessly lick the powder off the bag. I do not buy them anymore, either.

  12. Hey Brandi, I won the Aurorae yoga mat giveaway on your blog yesterday! I was so excited (especially because yesterday was my birthday!) so it was extra fun to win. Thank you!

  13. What a festive breakfast! I love it.

    I have a hard time resisting chocolate and ice cream.

  14. Oh! There are so many things that I cannot resist, but I think the one that really is hard for me to resist is a good bread :-)
    By the way, pineapple and coconut in the oatmeal, is a great combination!

  15. YUM! And the bad thing about pineapple is if you DON’T resist it, it can absolutely do a number on your mouth!!! Your oats look amazing, though.

  16. Really, those do look like perfect oats!

  17. I am going to have to try oats with pineapple. And we have some fresh right now.

    In general, I cannot resist anything that is homemade with chocolate (I do not have the same problem with those donuts, though.), and my favorite fruit is ripe watermelon. It’s like summer in my mouth.

  18. Oh yum, those oats look amazing!!! I need to make some!
    You are right about fresh pineapple, it’s amazing!
    I can’t eat enough grapes or strawberries.. at least those are healthy addictions!

  19. I have a really hard time resisting those frosted cookies from the grocery store bakery. I think they’re the Loft brand. SO GOOD.

  20. I eat pineapple right after I cut it. I love it!

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