It can be hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed in the morning, but knowing you have a delicious breakfast planned is certainly part of the battle.
This easy twist on oatmeal will make you feel like you’re having a dessert for breakfast (and, come to think of it, offers a healthy dessert alternative come evening as well!)—the perfect (slightly) healthier weekend brunch alternative to more decadent dishes like French Toast.
The two different types of chocolate layer give a rich, deep flavor, and the dash of cinnamon brightens the dish with spice. Think of it as hot chocolate turned into a meal, making it easy to justify fitting into every morning!
It’s worthwhile to take at least part of the day to show yourself some self-love. Cacao, a type of antioxidant-rich raw chocolate, is just the thing to help you do so, and it couldn’t be easier to whip it in the morning.
Makes 2 servings
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups Richly Chocolate
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional, or to taste)
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, plus extra for garnish
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup toppings of your choice.
In a saucepan, combine the oats and 1½ cups of the Richly Chocolate and place over medium-low heat. Add the salt and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes, or until the oats are super creamy. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cocoa, maple syrup, chocolate, and remaining ½ pea milk . Stir in the vanilla. Serve with extra chopped chocolate and your favourite toppings on top.