Oatmeal is a nutritious and incredibly versatile food that can be enjoyed as breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert. I personally enjoy eating semi-sweetened oatmeal as a stand-alone dish but it’s also one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies and guilt-free treats for a fiber boost. To satisfy a sweet tooth, here’s a wholesomely delicious, recipe that pairs oatmeal with a healthy mix of chocolate, nuts, and berries.

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What You Need

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats cooked with 1-1/2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of non-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of Splenda

How To Prepare

Cook the oats with 1-1/2 cups of water until they’re fluffy and all the water has disappeared. I recommend cooking the oats for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring them, and then cooking them for another 2 minutes. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they’re still hot and then stir the mixture until everything is fully combined. The oats should have a deep chocolatey color.

Next, add the walnuts and then the milk (Tip: You can add as much milk as you’d like but 1/2 a cup gives the oats a nice creamy consistency). Add the splenda and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like. Finally, add the blueberries.

This mouthwatering recipe houses about 250-300 calories, 5-8g fiber, 1-10g sugar, and 7-8g protein. Not bad for a breakfast that tastes as good as a dessert!  

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