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Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal - healthy vegan breakfast recipe. Easy to make and really delicious! I love to make this in the summer! Cherries, cacao, plant milk, oats - that's basically it! | thehealthfulideas.com

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal

  • Author: The Healthful Ideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 17 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Cherry season is my favorite and I like to add cherries into everything I make. The cherry chocolate combination is divine. The cherries brighten up an otherwise dull oatmeal and add interesting texture. I like to top mine with my easy cherry compote. In the recipe, I add the cacao last, because I want to preserve as many enzymes and vitamins in the cacao as I can.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups coconut milk (+additional 1/2 cup if it needs more liquid)
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted, halved
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses or other sweetener of choice)
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (optional)
  • topping options: fruit, nut/seed butter, nuts, seeds, cherry compote

Instructions

  1. Place the milk and the cherries into a saucepan and bring to boil.
  2. Lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes so the cherries soften a bit.
  3. Add the oats and cook for additional 5-7 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, add the blackstrap molasses, salt, cinnamon and stir with a wooden spoon.
  5. Depending on the texture, either turn off the heat or cook for additional 2 minutes and add more coconut milk if necessary. It should be creamy, but not too runny.
  6. Turn off the heat and mix in the cacao.
  7. Serve with seasonal fruits, nut butter, or my cherry compote (recipe on my blog)
  8. Enjoy!

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