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Chocolate Oatmeal with Raspberry Preserves

    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.

    Liz Making Chocolate Oatmeal Easy Recipe

    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

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    This chocolate oatmeal is packed with hearty oats, ground flax seed and cocoa powder then drizzled with raspberry preserves and fresh berries.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 10 mins
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    Servings: 4

    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.

    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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    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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