Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl

Old fashioned oats cooked in chocolate nut milk and topped with toasted nuts, fresh blood oranges, and berries. This chocolate oat breakfast bowl is a healthy way to start your mornings.

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s time for breakfast!

I rarely have time to sit down for breakfast in the morning. It’s kind of hard to when I have to leave the house to catch the bus at 6:30 or 6:55 in the morning depending on where I work. I really don’t want to wake up any earlier than I already do to make breakfast. So often, I would grab something I can eat on the go. Like granola bars or fruits or yogurt.

Then there are days when I want something more, something warm. Especially on a cold morning.

My solution? This breakfast bowl.

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

This oatmeal is so simple to make and takes only minutes to put together that I don’t have to worry so much about time.

And I love that by using a chocolate nut milk, like chocolate walnut milk or chocolate soymilk or chocolate almond milk (see a pattern in my choices?), the oatmeal becomes creamy with just a hint of chocolate. I love adding milk when I’m making oatmeal because it gives a creamy texture that water doesn’t have. And the chocolate is just a plus. But if you don’t have a chocolate nut milk, you can always use any milk that you have.

And of course, oatmeal is just too plain if it doesn’t have any toppings. I love mine topped with a ton of dried fruits, fresh fruits, and a mix of nuts.

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

First, add old fashioned oats and water to a small pot over medium heat. Allow them to come to a boil and then add the chocolate nut milk. I used chocolate walnut milk. Next, stir in the brown sugar. You’ll have to continuously stir so that the oatmeal doesn’t burn at the bottom, but it only takes a minute or two until the oatmeal is softened to your liking.

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

Place the oatmeal in a bowl and top with fresh blueberries, sweet and tart blood oranges, dried cranberries, and a mix of your favorite nuts.

Serve the Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl warm.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Bowl
 
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Old fashioned oats cooked in chocolate nut milk and topped with toasted nuts, fresh blood oranges, and berries. This chocolate oat breakfast bowl is a healthy way to start your mornings.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup chocolate nut milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 blood orange, skin removed and segmented
  • ⅛ – ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
Directions:
  1. In a small pot, add old fashioned oat and water over medium heat and bring it to a boil. Then add the chocolate nut milk. Stir continuously with a spoon to prevent the oatmeal from becoming burnt at the bottom. Cook for about two minutes until the oatmeal is softened to your liking.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar until it is evenly distributed.
  3. Place the oatmeal into a bowl.
  4. Top with blood orange, blueberries, dried cranberries, and chopped nuts.
  5. Serve the chocolate oat breakfast bowl warm.

 

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