1/2 cupcoconut milkyou can make your own, I prefer to use almond milk
1/2cupcherriespitted, or other fruit for optional topping
Place all of the ingredients except the coconut milk and cherries in a food processor and pulse until you have a rough crumble.
Set aside 1/2 cup of this starter to use immediately and store the remainder in an airtight container for up to 1 month. This recipe makes enough starter for 3 servings of oatmeal.
In a saucepan, combine the reserved 1/2 cup of the oatmeal starter and the coconut milk and place over medium heat. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until thick and creamy.
Remove from the heat and top with cherries or your favorite fruit, if desired. Serve immediately.