Superfood Siobhan

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Cacao Oatmeal

By Tuesday, May 07, 2013 , , ,

This oatmeal recipe is incredibly basic, and only requires the addition of one extra ingredient to your usual bowl of oats, but it adds a delicious flavour and tastes truly decadent on a cold winter's morning. I use raw cacao powder for a true superfood boost, but cocoa powder works just as well, and gives it the same delicious flavour. The combination of the sweetness from the banana and the bitterness of the cacao makes this taste just like a big fudgey brownie!

You will need:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
Fruit and toppings of your choice

Bring the water and milk to the boil on the stove in a small saucepan and once the water starts bubbling add your oats and urn the heat down to the lowest and let the oats simmer. Meanwhile, slice your banana roughly into half and put one half aside, whilst you mash the other half and add it to your oats whilst they cook. Stir thoroughly, adding more liquid if necessary and then add the vanilla extract and cacao. When your oats have thickened up to your desired consistency, which is after about 8 minutes, pour into a bowl and top it with the other half of your banana, in slices, and your desired toppings.

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  1. Do you eat your oatmeal with soya milk (or similar) or do you eat it just as it is? :) Thanks for many great recipes :)

    1. I cook it in almond milk and water and then just eat it :)

    2. Okay! I've tried the oatmeal today and it was so good :D thanks for the recipe!

  2. Hey Siobhan :)
    Can I leave out the vanilla extract? Don't have it, can't get it anywhere near me - unfortunately :(

    1. If you wish, that's okay! The vanilla just adds flavour

  3. Looks delicious :) can i use soya milk or non fat milk to substitute almond milk? I can't get it anywhere near my home :(

  4. Hey Siobhan! Love your recipes :) I discover so many things thanks to you!

    I was wondering what's topping the oatmeal, apart from the bananas and the strawberries?

  5. Hi is it possible to substitute almond soy milk for almond milk?

  6. Made this today, so good! You can check out the photo on my insta: honeyandlattes :) thanks for the awesome recipe and I love your account!

  7. Hi Siobhan this recipe worked really well! I added a little more cacao powder and stirred the peanut butter into the oatmeal and it was so tasty. Thank you!!