Cook's Hideout: Chocolate Oatmeal

December 19, 2013

Chocolate Oatmeal

Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 3/ Day 3
Theme: Kid's Delight -- Cooking with Whole Grains 
Dish: Breakfast -- Chocolate Oatmeal
Today's recipe is a very simple breakfast dish that can be whipped up in just few minutes. My son loves oatmeal and he loves chocolate, so I thought why not put them both together. A quick google search landed me at this recipe by Chocolate covered Katie.
Chocolate Oatmeal
I make Swiss Oats by soaking oats overnight in the fridge. But in this recipe oats are almost cooked, then put in the refrigerator overnight. This overnight soak makes them creamy and gives the dish a pudding like consistency.This is a very healthy breakfast that tastes exactly like dessert.
Chocolate Oatmeal
Ingredients: Serves 1
Rolled Oats - ½cup (use ¼cup of steel cut oats)
Soymilk - 1½cups (or any dairy or non-dairy milk)
Salt - a pinch
Maple syrup - 1~2tsp (adjust per taste. Any other sweetener like sugar, agave, honey etc. can also be used)
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 1tbsp
Cinnamon - ½tsp
Choice of toppings - Fruit (banana, apple etc.), chocolate chips, dry fruit (cranberries, raisins etc)
Chocolate Oatmeal

  • The night before you want to have chocolate oats for breakfast, combine oats, milk and salt in a small saucepan and cook for 4~5 minutes until the mixture thickens and the oats are almost cooked.
  • Let the mixture cool down for 10~15 minutes. Then refrigerate uncovered overnight. 
  • This first step can be done in the microwave as well, just cook oats, milk and salt for 3 minutes and then for another additional 1 minute for the milk to be almost absorbed. Leave the bowl in the microwave for 5 minutes, then refrigerate overnight (uncovered!!)
  • In the morning, add a splash of milk, if oats look too dry. Add cocoa powder, sweetener, cinnamon and return to the stove (or the microwave). Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes on the stove (or 1~2 minutes in the microwave). Add the toppings and enjoy!!
  • If you prefer cold breakfast, then skip the cooking part and eat it up your choice of toppings.
Chocolate Oatmeal
Sending this over to this month's Kid's Delight event being hosted by Sandhya @ My Cooking Journey with the theme 'Cooking with the Whole Grains'.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 35.


  1. With chocolate ..Seriously? this is something I would never say no to..:)..looks so good Pavani..

  2. wow - cant imagine any kid refusing that

  3. oh yum yum!!! finger-licking good!!! , good to know that your kiddo likes oats, my elder one runs a mile but the younger one likes it, will try for him!!!

  4. I would never have imagined chocolate oatmeal..looks good.

  5. Pavani, it looks scrumptious but does it not turn soggy because of the overnight soaking and why should one leave it uncovered?

    1. Good question Suma, even I was wondering why leave the bowl uncovered in the fridge while I was doing it. I just followed the original recipe instructions :-) It did not turn out soggy because there is not much liquid left after cooking the oats.

  6. Yummmmmm. Pavani I dont care if its soggy I want it. Too bad Willy Wonks was a tale.

  7. That is too tempting for breakfast! Looks very good Pavani and thanks for linking it to the event.


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