I wanted to change things a bit this morning for kids breakfast. We sometimes eat chocolate for dessert, but it’s
As much as it would be easy to put sugar or other forms of sweetener by default, I would like for our kids to develop the taste of things. What do I mean by this? Our culture has formatted our taste buds to like certain ingredients, such as salt, sugar, oils, and hot sauces. When you try a dish without any of these, your brain might tell you “hey, what’s this?”. This is the taste of the actual ingredients, nothing added.
This oatmeal recipe uses unsweetened almond milk, plain oats, unsweetened cocoa powder, fresh banana, strawberries, and passion fruit. My 13-year old tried it initially, and
It may or may not look like it, but this breakfast bowl is quite filling. The ingredients pack plenty of dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, and the cocoa powder adds to the sense of satiety. From our family to yours, we hope you’ll enjoy this chocolate oatmeal topped with fruits.
Chocolate oatmeal topped with fruits
- 1 cup oatmeal (plain)
- 1.75 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 banana
- 4 strawberries
- 1 passion fruit
Optional for a sweeter oatmeal bowl
- almond milk (a little bit extra on top)
- 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
- Combine the oats and almond milk in a pan and bring to boil.
- Lower the heat, add the cocoa powder and stir well.
- Continue cooking for oats for 7 minutes (or indicated time on your oats instructions; different types vary), while stirring frequently to avoid the bottom burning or clumping.
- In the meantime, slice the banana, strawberries and cut open the passion fruit.
- Divide the cooked oatmeal mix into two large bowls. Top with fruits, then scoop the juice out of the passion fruit on top.
- Serve as is, or for a slightly sweeter version, add maple syrup (or honey) and a little bit of extra almond milk.