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Quick Cocoa-Almond Oatmeal

Quick Cocoa_Almond OatmealI grew up in a small rural community. So small, we only had one fast-food place that primarily served ice cream and was only open during the summer months. There wasn’t any bakeries, pizza places or burger joints. We survived anyway. I know, I wonder how too. If you wanted something you had to make it.

I was born with a primary chocolate gene I am convinced. Prior to my baking days, I remember when I discovered the unsweetened cocoa container in the cupboard. I thought I was really getting away with something in finding it. It smelled amazing. I got out a spoon and dipped in. What the heck? It was awful! What a huge disappointment!

This oatmeal sure wasn’t a disappointment. It’s a great way to get your chocolate fix and your antioxidants at the same time. You can control how much sweetness you want with a drizzle of maple or agave syrup, some roasted coconut, or heck get out the sugar bowl, I wont tell. I added some roasted almonds, and it was like dessert before dinner.

Another great thing about this oatmeal is that it makes 4 to 6 servings. I just cooked it all up and put it in separate bowls. I had breakfast for the week.20150105DSC03258_Quick_Cocoa_Almond_Oatmeal

Quick Cocoa-Almond Oatmeal

Author: Julie Menghini
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword: Cocoa-Almond Oatmeal, Quick Oatmeal
Servings: 6


  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4-6 tbsp sliced roasted Almonds


  • Bring milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in oats, cocoa powder and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Spoon into serving bowls, garnish with almonds, and a drizzle of agave syrup.


Serving: 6gCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 315mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gCalcium: 235mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Now i’m headed over to wake up the Fiesta Friday parties with this wholesome breakfast hosted by the wonderful Angie at The Novice Gardner and co-hosted by the equally grand Selma @Selma’s Table and Sue @birgerbird.

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Monday 12th of January 2015

I can't believe I have never even thought of adding chocolate to oatmeal. This looks amazing! I eat oatmeal for breakfast a lot and have to try this. Thanks for sharing it, Julie!

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Monday 12th of January 2015

Thank you Shari! I hope you enjoy it.

Johanne Lamarche

Sunday 11th of January 2015

I eat oatmeal year round and think I come up with clever toppings but never thought of cocoa and it's great antioxidant benefits! Thank you! Loved the spoon in the cocoa can story:)

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Sunday 11th of January 2015

Thank you Johanne. I just love starting my day with oatmeal too.


Saturday 10th of January 2015

There is something rustic and inviting about this almond oats! I would surely use that spoon to dig into it!

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Saturday 10th of January 2015

Awe thank you. I really enjoyed it. I love chocolate period :). Thanks for visiting!


Saturday 10th of January 2015

I have oats and muesli for breakfast regularly. This will be a beautiful variation Julie . Thanks for sharing

Giramuk's Kitchen

Friday 9th of January 2015

I was just getting so bored with my very mundane oatmeal breakfasts, and was feeling bad about adding chocolate. This recipe will satisfy my chocolate craving without making me feel bad! :D yay!!

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Saturday 10th of January 2015

I hope you enjoy it!

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