Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal

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I did make a chocolate oatmeal in the past but I wanted to make a richer, thicker, more DELICIOUS version, mwahahaha!

So here I went, into the kitchen with my crazy ideas and THERE WE GO! Chocolate oatmeal that’s like super chocolatey and DELICIOUS, and also quite sweet (at least, I think so!)

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I can’t believe it but using brown rice flour in water like this really makes a great breakfast recipe! OMG, you know how I came up with the idea? I was like, hmm porridge… Rice… Rice thing, ground rice… AH RICE FLOUR! Funny how that came about, isn’t it?

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I used a tablespoon of dark cocoa powder (Hershey’s) because I noticed that it makes the colour a lot darker. I’m curious though, how do they make the dark cocoa powder darker?

(I hope thy don’t put some dye in it!)

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Just in case anyone asks, the white grape juice sweetness the oatmeal a lot, so no, please don’t add water instead. Though, you can totally experiment with other juices, though please use 100% pure juice if you can, don’t use the ones that have added stuff like sugar or additives.

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Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal

3/4 cup white grape juice
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup instant old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1 tablespoon hazelnut oil
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt
1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping
1 teaspoon coconut/almond milk
1 teaspoon vegan chocolate/carob chips (eg Sunspire, Enjoy Life)
A sprinkle cacao nibs
A sprinkle cacao powder
A sprinkle of shredded coconut

In a small saucepan, combine the white grape juice (please do not sub with water), almond milk, oats, brown rice flour, hazelnut oil and salt. Stir until it’s evenly mixed.

Turn the heat to medium/medium high (4-5) and simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring all the time, especially at the end.

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Once the oats are nice and thick, which should be after 8 minutes, turn the heat off. Add the brown rice syrup, cacao powder, dark cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is even.

Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl and add topping of choice.

I added a teaspoon of coconut milk, some vegan chocolate chips, cacao nibs, cacao powder and a bit of shredded coconut. You can add other topping of choice if you want.

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Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup white grape juice
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup instant old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon brown rice syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Topping
  • 1 teaspoon coconut/almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vegan chocolate/carob chips (eg Sunspire, Enjoy Life)
  • A sprinkle cacao nibs
  • A sprinkle cacao powder
  • A sprinkle of shredded coconut

Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the white grape juice (please do not sub with water), almond milk, oats, brown rice flour, hazelnut oil and salt. Stir until it’s evenly mixed.
  2. Turn the heat to medium/medium high (4-5) and simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring all the time, especially at the end.
  3. Once the oats are nice and thick, which should be after 8 minutes, turn the heat off. Add the brown rice syrup, cacao powder, dark cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is even.
  4. Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl and add topping of choice.
  5. I added a teaspoon of coconut milk, some vegan chocolate chips, cacao nibs, cacao powder and a bit of shredded coconut. You can add other topping of choice if you want.


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5 comments

  1. Yi Leng

    Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and oh my gosh!!! So many good recipes!! I can’t wait to try them all! <3 I have also noticed that you used white grape juice in most of your dessert recipes. Can I ask what is that? Is it store bought? What can I substitute it with? Sorry for the questions! I am too keen to try your recipes aha :)

    • Susanna

      HIIII!!! :D :D:D nice to meet you, OH YES white grape juice is like a must if you’re making my recipes :D cos I prefer using fruit juice to sweeten stuff rather than sugar :D
      Yes, if you go to the juice section, look for pure grape juice. You can substitute with other fruit juices that’s equally sweet, but be aware some juices are less sweet, grape juice is usually the sweetest compared to things like pure apple juice and etc. Also, grape juice is very mild without particular flavour, so you won’t notice it :D

  2. Liz

    Susanna,
    You can rest easy — there’s no dye in the Hershey’s dark cocoa. :) It’s alkalized/Dutch process cocoa meaning it’s been chemically treated to neutralize the acids naturally found in the cocoa (and, in some cases, tempers the bitterness). This process is what darkens the color, and isn’t it stunning? :)

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