Hot chocolate is something everybody loves, young and old. To make hot chocolate a healthier choice, you can add a twist of the oats and make it a delightful meal for your loved one!
- In order to help the cocoa powder fully dissolve into the oatmeal, it is important to mix the cocoa powder with a bit of water until smooth. This will keep your oatmeal smooth.
- Mix the chocolate mixture, oats, milk, and maple syrup (or sugar) together in a medium saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a low boil, then immediately reduce the heat to a simmer. When making chocolate oatmeal, you need to be careful to not scorch the milk while cooking. To avoid this pitfall, cook over low heat and stir frequently.
- Once the oatmeal has thickened and the oats are softened, turn off the heat. Stir in the vanilla and dish out and top with marshmallows. You can use any milk you like--almond milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, or soy milk.
Dip Into The Goodness Of Oats With Hot Chocolate Recipe Card
Sip into the world of hot chocolate with the goodness of oats this winter season!
- Total Time :
- 15 min
- Preparation Time :
- 5 min
- Cooking Time :
- 10 min
- Servings :
- Cooking Level :
- Mahima Girotra
- 3 cups milk of your choice
- 1 cups water
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup cup maple syrup use ⅓ cup if like really sweet
- 2 cups oats quick-cooking or old-fashioned
- dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- marshmallows if desired
- Step 1
- Mix together the cocoa powder in ½ cup water until the cocoa powder is dissolved and smooth
- Step 2
- Add the cocoa powder mixture to a medium saucepan, along with the milk, remaining ½ cup of water, and maple syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil, while whisking frequently, to not scorch the milk.
- Step 3
- Stir in the oats and reduce heat to medium-low.
- Step 4
- Cook for 1 minute if using quick-cooking oats, and 5 minutes for old-fashioned oats, or until the oats are thickened and creamy.
- Step 5
- Turn off the and stir in the vanilla and a dash of salt. Top with marshmallows if desired.