Saturday, April 02, 2011

Spiced Chocolate Oatmeal

So I was about to make scrambled eggs for my breakfast, and I got all the ingredients out, went over to the stove, and saw that the frying pan was dirty. of course, me being too lazy, I put the egg whites away, and pondered what else I could have. I came up with oatmeal, and as I was boiling the water and milk, I glimpsed the cocoa powder. That gave me the idea to make chocolate oats! It went quite well, I had to add a bit of brown sugar in the end to make it a bit sweeter, but that's up to you. I found that it reminded me a bit of rice pudding, maybe the texture? Anyways, if you have a chocolate craving, here's a bit of a healthier alternative.

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup quick oats
dash of allspice
pinch of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
brown sugar (optional)

1. Bring milk and water to a slight boil, at medium to high heat. 
2. Add spices, and cocoa. Mix until they are dissolved.
3. Pour in oats, and cook until done. Approximately 5 minutes. 
4. Add sugar to taste.

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