Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Almond Oatmeal!

Nothing less than chocolate for a birthday breakfast.
It's been a theme for Breakfast on Birthdays.
Like my son's chocolate waffles!

2 C Rice Milk (or almond or regular) (I like rice milk cause it's a little sweeter)
1 C Water
1/4 C Cocoa Powder 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
1/2 tsp Stevia powder (optional - but it adds a zero calorie sweetness - or you can just add 2 Tbl sugar)
2 Tbl Chia Seeds
2 C Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (use gluten free oats if needed)
1 Ripe Banana
1/2-3/4 C Frozen Cherries
2 Tbl Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 C Cacao nibs (optional)

Top with: Toasted Slivered Almonds, dried cherries, and mini chocolate chips!

1) Slice the banana and place on microwave safe plate. 
Put into microwave about 2 minutes, until flattened and melted.

2) Place milk and water in large pot. Sprinkle cocoa powder of the top and whisk over med-high heat until combined. Add Salt, Almond Extract, Stevia (or sugar), and chia seeds until combined. Stir in Oats, melted banana, Cherries. Cook a few more minutes until thickened.
3) while cooking place slivered almonds in dry skillet over med-high heat. Shake skillet every couple minutes until they are lightly toasted.
4) Remove oatmeal from heat, Stir in Maple syrup, Vanilla, and Cacao Nibs.
5) Top with milk (optional), toasted almonds, dried cherries, and mini chocolate chips.

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  1. This looks solo good!!! If I don't like cherries, could I use frozen raspberries?

  2. Frozen raspberries would be awesome!!



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