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Simply Delicious: Chocolate Oatmeal

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“Simply Delicious” signifies a recipe that uses only 3 to 5 main ingredients. 

Chocolate Oatmeal is a breakfast that my mother made often when I was growing up. Her inspiration was Filipino chocolate rice porridge, champorado. She made her oatmeal with spoonfuls of Nesquik chocolate powder, but I make mine with a packet of hot cocoa.  

Chocolate Oatmeal

  • Serves 2

1 ¾ cup water or milk, plus warm milk for pouring

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 packet of hot cocoa mix (preferably without hydrogenated oils)

In a medium saucepan, bring water or milk to a boil over high heat. Add the oats and hot cocoa mix. Stir until hot cocoa mix dissolves and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with warm milk for pouring over the top.    

 Enjoy it plain for a quick breakfast.

Have a little more time? Add toppings.

Try adding chopped semi-sweet chocolate, toasted almonds, and strawberries. I think it’s a perfectly tasty and healthy breakfast for this coming Monday — Valentine’s Day!