Pour the water into a small saucepan and begin to bring to a boil.
While it is heating up, add the dates, salt, orange zest, coconut oil, cinnamon, coconut and hemp/chia seeds.
Once the water comes to a boil add the rolled oats and reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer until the oats are soft and cooked through—the oatmeal will be fairly thick.
Remove from heat. Add vanilla and thin with coconut milk to reach your desired consistency.
Serve and enjoy!