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?
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.
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.
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.
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings/mix-ins? I’d love to hear from you.
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Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Preserves
- 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.
Recipe by The Lemon Bowl // Photography by Alejandro Photography
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