Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Preserves

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A special breakfast treat, this chocolate oatmeal is packed with hearty oats, ground flax seed and cocoa powder then drizzled with raspberry preserves and fresh berries.

chocolate oatmeal A special breakfast treat, this chocolate oatmeal is packed with hearty oats, ground flax seed and cocoa powder then drizzled with raspberry preserves and fresh berries.

I’ve got a confession to make: I add cocoa powder to my smoothies almost every single morning. Packed with antioxidants, rich chocolatey flavor and low in calorie, why can’t a girl start each day with a little chocolate? 

Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Recipe

Inspired by my chocolate smoothies, I decided to do the same for my boys recently who have been on a major oatmeal kick.

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Old fashioned oats are simmered in a mixture of whole milk, flax seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla before being drizzled with pure raspberry preserves.

Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberries Recipe

For a special occasion like Valentine’s Day or a birthday, I’ll sprinkle in a few mini chocolate chips but it’s just as delicious without.

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe

If you have fresh berries, now is the time to add them. I also love using frozen berries because they will cool the oats down a bit making it easier for little ones to dive right in.

Healthy Chocolate and Raspberry Oatmeal Recipe

What are your favorite oatmeal toppings/mix-ins? I’d love to hear from you.

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Healthy Chocolate and Raspberry Oatmeal Recipe

Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Preserves

This chocolate oatmeal is packed with hearty oats, ground flax seed and cocoa powder then drizzled with raspberry preserves and fresh berries.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup raspberry preserves
  • mini chocolate chips and raspberries (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sauce pot, whisk together milk, water, cocoa powder, flax meal, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Bring mixture to a low boil over medium heat before stirring in the oats. Reduce heat to low and simmer until oats thicken, about 5 minutes.
  • Divide oats between four bowls and drizzle each with one tablespoon of raspberry preserves. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and raspberries to serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 408mgFiber: 9gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 1.9mgCalcium: 136mgIron: 3.2mg
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