This post was supposed to be up for month but as it is I wasn't 100% satisfied with my recipe and the stuff I had to say about it. But I made some small changes and now I can finally say that it's perfect. Well... for me it is.
If you've followed me on Instagram for a while you've probably seen my chocolate oatmeal.
I love it and I eat it almost every day. Because chocolate. Duh!
When I started to lose weight back in 2013 I was looking for a healthy but quick breakfast and found oats. I ate oats for breakfast in all kinds of variations since then (oatmeal, oats with milk, overnight oats, baked oats, ...) but it took me over 3 years to create my perfect oatmeal for every day.
Now you may ask, what makes it so perfect?
1. It's healthy
2. It's filling
3. It's quick and easy to make
4. It's vegan
5. It's chocolaty (but there's a no chocolate option, just in case)
Sometimes on the weekends I find myself thinking about what I want to eat for breakfast. I want something special, something that's super healthy and wakes me up and just gives me a super nice healthy feeling.
And then I end up eating my oatmeal and drinking a smoothie. I can't help it.
Even when I'm staying at my parents I insist on eating my oatmeal. And everyone else has to eat it too. If they want to or not. They have no choice. (I feel like I need to add an emoji to make this sound less horrible but I also think emojis in blog posts are weird...)
So anyways, everyone I've stayed at the last 3 years, everyone that stayed at ours and everyone who works with me knows my oatmeal by now and it's finally time to share it with the world.
The most important thing about this oatmeal and every oatmeal in general is the topping. If you don't like the topping, you won't like the oatmeal. So choose wisely and be sure to pick something you love.
It may be fruit, it may me nut butter, it may be a chocolate spread or just plain chocolate. Whatever you like.
For me it's the “Ovomaltine Crunchy” spread* and if you ever have a chance to get your hands on it I dare you to try it!
So now that you know all about the most important thing, here's the recipe:
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
- 60g (1/2 cup) oats
- 10g (2 tbsp) raw cocoa powder
- 10g (1 tsp) raw almond butter (optional but highly recommended)
- 300ml (1 1/4 cup) milk of choice or water
- your topping of choice
Put all the ingredients exept the topping in a small pot.
Put on medium and stir until it reaches your preferred consistency.
Put it in your favorite bowl and top it.
When made with water and without a sweetener:
In case you don't like chocolate I have a chocolate free version for you.
Just skip the cocoa and add any protein powder of your choice.
You also can switch the cocoa with more nut butter, nutella (even though that would be chocolaty again), jam or frozen berries. I tried all of it and it worked just fine. Just make sure to keep stirring and to add milk or water if it gets too thick.
Let me know what you think about it and what's your choice of topping. I'm always happy for recommendations.
* I have no idea if I need to mark this as an ad. I don't get paid to write this, I am not sponsored by "Ovomaltine" in any way, even though this would be awesome because I love all of it. So, to your information: I only tell you about it because I love it.