Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy}

If you ever feel the need to eat chocolate for breakfast but want something more reasonable than a straight up handful of chocolate chips- here’s your solution!  This version is made with dark cocoa powder and maple syrup, but still has all the jazz.

I was craving a bowl of oatmeal the other day, which is pretty rare for me, I’m more of a toast girl in general.  So, I decided I’d make the most of it and throw everything in my pantry into this one bowl of oatmeal.  In went a handful of trail mix, some chia seeds, a little coconut, and then I eyed a container of Ovaltine. Remember Ovaltine?  I stood there for a minute with my face scrunched up wondering if this was a bad plan. Well, in went a scoop and so was born chocolate oatmeal.  Ovaltine oatmeal wasn’t bad, but the idea needed a bit of finessing.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy}

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy}

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy}

This is the stove top method for one, please see the recipe below for alternative methods of cooking. Bring water to a boil in a small covered pot.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy}

Stir in remaining ingredients (except add-in’s) and cook for 1 minute.
Cover, remove from heat and let sit for 3-4 minutes until thickened to your preference. Stir occasionally.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal {Vegan, Gluten-Free}
Serves 1
Chocolate oatmeal! With cherries in it! And it's healthy!
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Oatmeal for One
  1. 1 cup Water
  2. 1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats*
  3. 1 teaspoon Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  4. 1 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
  5. 2 Tablespoons Dried Cherries
  6. Pinch of Salt
Oatmeal for Four
  1. 4 cups Water
  2. 2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
  3. 4 teaspoons Dark Cocoa Powder
  4. 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
  5. 1/2 cup Dried Cherries
  6. 1/8 teaspoon Salt
Stove Top Preparation (Preferred Method)
  1. Bring water to a boil in a small covered pot.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Cover, remove from heat and let sit for 3-4 minutes until thickened to your preference. Stir occasionally.
Microwave Preparation
  1. Combine ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until thickened to your preference.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir.
  4. Microwave ovens vary in power, therefore cooking times may vary.
Notes
  1. *Substitution: You can definitely substitute Steel Cut Oats, just follow the instructions on the package for preparation.
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