Recipe

Dark Chocolate Oats

Here’s a deliciously decadent twist on your standard bowl of oatmeal: Stir in antioxidant-rich cocoa powder for rich, chocolate flavor and top off the creamy whole grain oats with sweet berries. You’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast!
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This recipe makes 1 serving(s)
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup(s) oats, old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats (may substitute ¼ cup steel cut oats)*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar, granulated (may use sugar substitute if diabetic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup(s) berries, fresh or frozen, thawed berries (may substitute 1 sliced banana)
Preparation:

Prepare the oats with water or skim milk according to package directions.

Stir the cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extract into the prepared oatmeal. Top with berries (or sliced banana).

*Note: For celiac disease, choose oats that are certified gluten-free.