Happy Saturday, all!! I’ve decided to do something a little different this week…and maybe more weeks in the future, because I really had fun with it…I made a recipe that was submitted to Mr. Linky on a previous Simple Saturday post! I always think everything looks so delicious…and I always want to try everything…and what better way than to actually do it and post about it! Something about MonsterMama’s Chocolate Oatmeal
was just begging me to make it! Because, although I like chocolate chips in my granola bars…I’ve never actually mixed any chocolate into my actual hot bowl of oatmeal. It was kind of reminiscent of CoCo Wheats. It was rich (of course, that could be because I used Special-Dark Cocoa). It was decadent. It was a wonderful treat. But if you’re
not a chocolate lover…then this is just for looking…non-chocoholics need not apply!
my slightly adapted from MonsterMama’s recipe (& halved) version
1 1/2 c. Oats (I just used regular old rolled oats)
1/4 c. Vanilla Sugar
1/4 c. Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
1 3/4 c. water
couple pinches of Espresso Brava Sea Salt
~1/2 c. milk
Bring water to a boil. Add cocoa and vanilla sugar, stir. Add oats and sea salt; bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Allow to cook for ~5 minutes or until done. Remove from heat and stir in milk.
Serve with more milk & a few granules of Espresso Brava Sea Salt to finish!
Thanks for the inspiration MonsterMama! I can’t wait to see what Simple dish you’ll all share with us this Saturday…hmmmm….now, what to make for next week….