Instant Chocolate Oatmeal With Cinnamon

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 min

I made this up this morning to satisfy my chocolate and oatmeal cravings. Its quite similar to a few recipes on this site, but I thought that I should post my recipe, too! If desired, adding a fresh peach or two is okay.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the oatmeal, hot cocoa mix and dry milk powder together. (add ground cinnamon and ginger if using).
  2. Add the boiling water and microwave for about 20 seconds, or until bubbly (keep your eyes peeled, you would'nt want it boiling over).
  3. If you're using quick-cooking oats, increase the cooking time to 1 minute.
  4. Give it a quick stir and let it rest/sit for 30 seconds.
  5. delicious (to me, at least)!
Most Helpful

This recipe just wasn't for me. I may try it again using less ginger and cinnamon. The spices were just too overwhelming.

SamanthaDionne November 21, 2008

I was reluctant to try this, something about not liking the way brown oatmeal looks... but I decided to give it a shot anyway. It was a change from ordinary oatmeal. I used a packet of Quaker Organic oatmeal, which is probably closer to 1/3 cup, so I only used 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. I'm not sure if it was so acrid because I didn't use hot cocoa mix, but I needed to add a couple of packets of Splenda. Even though I had less than 1/2 cup oatmeal, I still added 1/2 cup of boiling water, and microwaved it for a minute -- TOO LONG!! I had to add more boiling water afterwards. I also didn't use the powdered milk or ginger.

brokenburner October 25, 2007

This made a very nice breakfast. To make it more diabetic friendly I used old fashioned oatmeal, coco powder and splenda. Love the cinnamon here, I too skipped the ginger. Will make again. A quick and tasty brekkie.

Annacia September 29, 2007