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)
  • 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)

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.