This gem of a Chocolate Oatmeal recipe reminds me of my childhood – but a much healthier version from the cookbook Healthier Chocolate Treats by Amy Atherton.
One of my earliest food memories as a child is sitting down to breakfast on a special day to a bowl of hot, chocolate oatmeal. These special breakfasts didn’t happen often, but I remember what a treat it was to see the bowl of chocolate oatmeal with a mini marshmallow happy face. Chocolate for breakfast? To a kid that’s like the best thing ever! As an adult, chocolate for breakfast is a pretty darn good thing too. That’s why I was happy to find this much healthier version of chocolate oatmeal in my friend Amy’s cookbook, Healthier Chocolate Treats.
As a chocolate lover, and as someone who is trying to eat a little healthier, Amy’s cookbook is a dream come true. Healthier Chocolate Treats is full of all of my favorite chocolate indulgences, but with a healthy twist. Cheesecake, brownies, granola bars, cupcakes, coffee cake and more…for those of you not wanting to sacrifice flavor but still want your chocolate treats to be healthy, this cookbook is for you!
Taking a note from her healthy baking blog, Amy has included nutrition information, gorgeous photographs, step by step instructions and personal tips with each and every recipe. You can buy the digital copy of the Healthier Chocolate Treats on Amy’s blog (click here) or the hardcover version of Healthier Chocolate Treats on Amazon (click here).
In the meantime, check out the Healthier Chocolate Oatmeal recipe below for a little teaser into the kind of awesome chocolate recipes you can find in the Healthier Chocolate Treats cookbook!
Healthier Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup nonfat milk
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Truvia
Add the oats, milk, cocoa powder, and Truvia to a microwave-safe bowl, and stir until thoroughly combined.
Microwave the bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes 15 seconds, stirring ever 45 seconds, or until the oatmeal has thickened.
Let the oatmeal cool for 2 minutes before eating.