Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
A nice change from flavoring or sweetening your oatmeal with brown sugar or maple syrup. This is a real treat for kids and kids-at-heart.
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar (younger audiences may prefer 3 tsp to make it sweeter)
- chocolate chips (optional)
- fruit (optional)
- nuts (optional)
- Heat milk and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium heat until begining to simmer.
- Reduce heat and add oats, cocoa and sugar.
- Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened.
- If you want your oatmeal thick or watery, this is where you determine the consistency- don't stop until it's pretty much at the consistency you would like.
- Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes (this cooks the oatmeal more thoroughly).
- Remove cover, stir and serve.
- Garnish with chocolate chips, nuts, and/or fruit if desired.
This is perfect. I made this in the microwave, and it took about 2 1/2 minutes. I used 2 tsp. Splenda, because I was out of sugar, and I didn't use any of the optional ingredients. Not too sweet, but just a perfect chocolate start to the morning! I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks, Roosie!
I just made the basic version. First point, the servings are very small and are technical serving sizes a dietician would use rather than the amount you would actually eat. Even my three year old could easily polish this entire recipe off in one go. And that was the doubled version. It is quite sweet even with 2 tsp of sugar. If you are adding sultanas and other dried fruit you may want to cut back on the amount of sugar. Makes a pleasant change to the whole oatmeal routine. Worth a go.
Yum. I used dark chocolate cocoa. Used splenda instead of sugar and added a sprinkle of cinnamon. Cooked in the microwave.