I never thought I would like oats. Honest. Just the idea of hot milk on my cereal and it turns me off faster than a night-light switch. But you know, it ain’t all that bad. A big bowl filled with oats, lots of dried fruits, pumpkin seeds, sprinkle of cinnamon, mixed up with hot milk to cook it and then topped off with cold milk and then spoon in a bit of honey. Actually quite the bomb. Plus super filling.
So yummy and healthy. Check and Check. Got a super-sized pack for the mister and moi.
So the food-flake I am, tried a few variations. Made oats poha. Sticky but good. It’s like the masala oats we get back in India. The healthy take on Maggi. But preservatively so bad for us. Then I also made oats pancakes. Stunningly yummy. Thought of doing a post about those but why add to the tons out there. Bah.
And then I found this recipe for Chocolate Oats. OMG. Where was this all my life? Thank you to Chocolate Covered Katie for this deliciousness in the morning.. (and what a delish name for her blog!)
It’s that sort of a breakfast which gets the brain going, Umm, oats, so good for me with all that fruit and dried seeds etc. And the heart is going… CHOCOLATE..CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE….. yabba delicious dooo..
Those of you, who like me, are searching for some yummier twists on traditional oats for adults and kids alike, I just couldn’t help share this simple but scrumptious recipe right away.
- 1 serving rolled oats (40g) (quick-cooking or traditional)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- extra sweetener, if desired
Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. It would already be slightly sweetened with the ripe banana and cinnamon. But for those of you with an extra sweet tooth, sweeten as desired, with honey, or sugar.