Healthy Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal

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If you’re a chocolate lover then you’re going to love this chocolatey oatmeal. It’s so rich with flavor and has a creamy texture. You won’t believe that it’s good for you, but it is!

I’ve been trying out different ways of getting my chocolate fix without all the added sugar. When I eat a lot of sugar, I crash after and I just don’t feel well. This recipe make me so happy and satisfies my craving for chocolate. I had one of my taste testers try this out, aka my Mom, who isn’t a big fan of chocolate, and she loved it.

I had this oatmeal and went to the gym after for some cardio and then I did some body weight leg exercises. Does anyone wobble as much as me when they do jumping lunges? This oatmeal kept me fueled for my workout.

I made another batch and put it in the fridge, and it even tastes good cold. You can make a big batch, put them in mason jars, and you have breakfast for the week.

OK, let’s start cooking.

Put vanilla almond milk and water in a small pot on medium heat. Add oats and cocoa powder. Stir until everything is mixed up.

healthy-chocolate-coconut-oatmeal-01Add a pinch of salt and Stevia. Salt helps to balance out the sweetness and Stevia is a healthy alternative to sugar. It has no calories, and it’s a plant based sweetener. Also, Stevia is safe for diabetics to consume.

Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, cashew butter and blue agave nectar.

*Note: Blue agave nectar has sugar and adds carbs to this. I only use a small amount because it’s very sweet. If you don’t want to use it go to the end of the article for a substitute.

I found a wonderful ingredient to add another punch of chocolate flavor…drum roll please…chocolate sweetener! It has no calories, it’s sweetened with Stevia, and it packs a chocolate punch.

healthy-chocolate-coconut-oatmeal-02Keep stirring every minute or so until it gets thicker and thicker, just like making risotto.

healthy-chocolate-coconut-oatmeal-03When it gets to a good consistency, put in a bowl or mason jar. Top with banana slices and unsweetened coconut.

healthy-chocolate-coconut-oatmeal-04This is such a rich breakfast that my fellow chocolate lovers will enjoy 🙂


HEALTHY CHOCOLATE COCONUT OATMEAL

Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3 tsp. Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 Drops Chocolate Sweetener
  • 1 tbsp. Cashew Butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Blue Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 Banana
  • 2 tsp. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

Instructions

  1. Put 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk and 1/4 cup water in a small pot on medium heat.
  2. Add 1/2 cup oats and 1 tbsp. cocoa powder.
  3. Stir until everything is mixed up.
  4. Add a pinch of salt, 3 tsp. Stevia, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. cashew butter and 1/2 tsp. blue agave nectar.
  5. Add 3 drops of chocolate sweetener.
  6. Keep stirring every minute or so until it gets thicker.
  7. When it gets to a good consistency (about 10-12 minutes), put in a bowl or mason jar.
  8. Top with 1/4 banana and 2 tsp. unsweetened coconut flakes.

Don’t want to use agave nectar? Mash up 1/4 ripened banana for sweetness, and mix into the oatmeal.

Are you allergic to tree nuts? Use coconut oil instead. It’s a healthy fat, and it will give some depth to the flavor.

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