Chocolate breakfast oatmeal

Serves 1 serving     adjust servings

A fast, healthy chocolate oatmeal breakfast featuring all real food ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats (I use old fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup milk, plus 2-3 tablespoons milk, divided (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey (or you can sub maple syrup or agave)
  • mini chocolate chips, to sprinkle (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine oats and 1 cup milk in a medium microwaveable bowl. (Make sure it's big enough so the oats don't bubble over.) Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes.
  2. Remove and add cocoa powder and cinnamon, stirring well to combine.
  3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of milk (adjust to get your desired consistency) and vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Drizzle with honey and serve warm!

Recipe Notes

  1. I start with 2 tablespoons of milk added after the oats have cooked and sometimes add an extra splash. Adjust to get your desired consistency.
  2. Also, I use soy milk for the milk here but regular milk (skim, 2% or whole) is great, too.
  3. Other variations: Stir in 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Or top with banana slices. Or top with chopped walnuts. So many delicious options!
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