I was wondering why don’t I ever tried to combine chocolate and oatmeal?
I always go with a simple boring oatmeal breakfast recipe or put the oatmeal on my smoothie. Until I made this chocolate breakfast oatmeal.
I can’t believe it, but using brown rice flour in water like this one makes a great breakfast recipe. Do you know how I came up with the idea? I was thinking to make it as creamy like porridge, and then my mind when to rice which is based ingredient of it, and finally came up with rice flour.
I used a tablespoon of dark cocoa powder from Hersey because I noticed that it makes the color a lot darker. I’m curious though, how do they make the dark cocoa powder darker?
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.