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Cocoa Oatmeal

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"Great comfort food for breakfast! Nice on a cold winter morning. Serve with maple syrup and blueberries."
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35 m servings 413
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Stir 2 cups water, milk, and oats together in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook oats at a simmer until softened and beginning to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir 1 cup water, mashed banana, flax seed, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg through the oats; continue cooking at a simmer until thick, about 10 minutes. Fold walnuts into the oatmeal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 413 calories; 15.3 57.5 14.8 10 58 Full nutrition

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I used oat groats, so my cooking time was a little longer than stated. I subbed chia seeds for the flax, and topped my cereal with pecans instead of walnuts. I loved my breakfast this morning!...

I made this this morning and I thought it was o.k. I think it would be better with a little brown sugar or maybe even a little more banana to sweeten it up a little. I'll try it again with one...

3 Tbsp honey perked it up some but it lacked enough cocoa flavor for me. Perhaps I should have doubled all the spices or the suggestion of serving with maple syrup and blueberries should be writ...

I made this recipe this morning. The cocoa taste with the steel-cut oats texture was really interesting. It needed a little sweetness, so my wife and I added a packet of Stevia and some blueberr...

Wasn't sure about this at first, but the more I ate, the more I liked it! Making it for the second time this morning. Makes enough for at least two breakfasts, just reheat in the microwave! Than...