Molly’s overnight chocolate oatmeal

I love chocolate. Chocolate for breakfast sounds absolutely perfect! Chocolate that is warm? With cinnamon and cherries?  Greeting me when I first crawl out of bed? Oh my… Could there be anything better?

Oh, wait! It’s healthy, oil-free, fat-free, whole foods…and chocolate! Warm, comforting chocolate. . . . . .

Molly’s overnight chocolate oatmeal

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 5 oz dried cherries – but dried blueberries or cranberries would work
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 oz chopped unsweetened baking chocolate
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  1. Add all ingredients to a 3-4 qt slow cooker.Stir well.
  2. Cover and cook on WARM (not low) overnight for 8 hours. I have tried this on low and it burned, but WARM was just right.
  3. In the morning, scoop into a bowl and add frozen – yes, frozen – cherries, blueberries, or whatever.   There is just something magical about the taste of the frozen cherries that burst with the hot chocolate oatmeal.

Freeze remaining oatmeal in individual servings for a decadent breakfast later in the week.

Of course, if you want a warm dessert in the winter…then cook this during the day and don’t  tell anyone they are eating oatmeal for dessert 🙂 they will think it is pudding!

 

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Author: mduggan10

I have lived in a Victorian-era house, spent several years living on a boat, and now live at the top of a mountain. Throughout his all, I have been a coffee snob, a whole foods snob, and an instructional designer.

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