Look at this fun idea for Hot Cocoa Oatmeal!
My 7-year-old daughter found this idea in a magazine and we decided to try it at home. Whoa, but let me just pause for one moment to say: I never knew I’d be able to use “my” and “daughter” in the same sentence. And now I have four beautiful daughters plus two daughters-in-law!! Pictures to come as soon as our little girls’ adoptions are final!
So back to my 7-year-old daughter. :) She found a Hot Cocoa Oatmeal recipe in a Highlights magazine and wanted to try it. I don’t usually keep mini marshmallows on hand, but for this, I picked some up to surprise her. You can certainly make this breakfast or snack without them. I let my kids have four each instead of letting them fill their mugs. :)
This recipe is fun because you can make it ahead of time, then make a mug full whenever you need it. Beyond the marshmallows, this really is a healthy breakfast or snack option. My kids LOVED the chocolate flavor of this!
Hot Cocoa Oatmeal
- 10 cup whole oats (divided)
- 2 cups brown sugar or sucanat
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- Mini marshmallows (optional)
- Measure 7 cups of oats into a large mixing bowl.
- Blend the remaining 3 cups (1/2 cup at a time) until powdery and stir into the mixing bowl.
- Add brown sugar, cocoa powder, and sea salt.
- Mix well.
- Store in a large, airtight container.
- When ready to serve the oatmeal, scoop ½ cup of mix into a mug.
- Add ¾ cup boiling water.
- Allow the oatmeal and water to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Stir, add marshmallows if you like, and eat.
As you can see, this is a big-batch recipe. I love making recipes like this for my family so I can use my time and energy well. Having a large container of this on hand means I can boil water in the morning, scoop oatmeal mixture into mugs, and have a very quick and fun breakfast ready in just a few minutes with very little effort.
Pinned to try! Thank you!
Yum looks really good! Going to try
I’ve never seen a chocolate oatmeal recipe, but I used to do it for my kids for homeschool breakfast about weekly. We liked it but some we introduced it to were really turned off by it. I’m glad to see this recipe get some exposure! We often added peanut butter or some other nuts to it after it was cooked.
Oh Laura, I read those first few words and my heart leaped. God is so good.