Chocolate Oatmeal

8 Feb

I could never understand why people buy the overly sweet packets of flavored oatmeal, when you can buy normal oatmeal and customize it yourself. And someone needs to explain the “Maple and brown sugar” flavor. One kind of sugar isn’t enough?

Healthy breakfast couldn’t be more simple. Plain oats and water in a bowl. Microwave for two minutes. Add any flavorings under the sun: nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, spices, honey, maple syrup, milk. Or go savory and add cheese and chili pepper.

This morning I wanted chocolate. I made basic oatmeal and stirred in milk, a heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder, a dash of cinnamon and ginger, a squirt of honey, and toasted pecans. It was almost like warm ice cream for breakfast. Adding cocoa powder made the oatmeal incredibly chocolaty without extra fat and sugar. I would love to hear everyone’s favorite oatmeal toppings!

Chocolate & Toasted Pecan Oatmeal and Coffee

Enjoy!

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