Oh my goodness, yes! In just 5 minutes, you can make this decadent-yet-good-for-you chocolate oatmeal for one. It’s like dessert for breakfast!
I don’t let chance dictate whether my day gets off to a good start. I’d rather make sure it’ll be a good day… by consuming chocolate first thing. Sometimes, it’s in the form of my Chocolate Brownie Batter Pancakes.
But often, it simply means mixing a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter into my morning oatmeal, or cutting a big hunk off a 100% Dagoba chocolate bar to eat on the side of whatever breakfast I might be having. It’s not possible to eat chocolate and frown at the same time. Really, it’s not. Try it!
(Am I wrong? Can you do it? Well, then at least I got you to eat some chocolate!)
5 Minute Chocolate Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- 1 over-ripe banana
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- sweetener of choice, as desired
Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. Sweeten as desired.
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What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal?
Is there a specific way you always prepare it? Or maybe you don’t like oatmeal at all? For inspiration, here are some of my favorites: