How good does that melty chocolate look? Makes me want to lick the screen 😉 This is one of those easy recipes that I threw together in an attempt to use up the random ingredients that were taking up room in my fridge. You will love this rich chocolatey bowl of baked oatmeal!
Well, it’s officially feeling like winter out here in California. Seems like it showed up a bit later than usual this year, but we are finally getting some rain (and hopefully some snow up in the mountains soon). Sadly, having grown up in California and only briefly living outside the state (Sydney, Australia for a year- which is even warmer), I’m a pretty big wimp when it comes to the cold. As soon as it hits the 50’s I’m wearing a full on fleece robe in the morning and huddling in front of my heater while getting dressed. My boyfriend isn’t much better either. This weekend he came over for breakfast and requested something “warm and chocolatey”.
Normally, when I have no idea what to make, my routine involves walking over to the fridge and staring inside. Just staring… like suddenly something will magically appear despite the fact that I was too lazy to grocery shopping. This time I got lucky.. I had a carton of this AMAZING Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk that I had snatched up at Whole Foods. It’s stats are pretty good for a sweet and thick flavored milk.. (50 calories for a half cup). It’s very rich too, so a little goes a long way! After seeing that glorious carton I knew I wanted to make a big batch of healthy baked oatmeal.
If you don’t have this milk and don’t want to make that trip to Whole Foods to pick it up (even though it’s totally worth it), any other milk would work just fine. I’d go with some unsweetened chocolate almond milk if I didn’t have this stowed away. =)
The big chunks of dark chocolate on top are totally optional as well (but not really).
So, next time you are freezing to death in the morning make this oatmeal. It will warm you up and keep your tummy happy and full for hours =)