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Hot Chocolate Oatmeal

Hot chocolate oatmeal is the MOST fun way to eat oatmeal! Creamy, rich, and a dessert for breakfast but in a healthy delicious way. Serve it warm or make it cold with hot chocolate overnight oatmeal.
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Optional toppings

  • Nutella
  • Dark chocolate chip
  • Marshmallows
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Berries, banana


  • Combine milk, oats, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat. Stir to combine. Bring to a gentle simmer and continue to stir occasionally. Once oats have fully absorbed the milk, take off from the heat
  • Add cocoa powder and maple syrup, and mix well. Add more milk if the oatmeal is too thick
  • Serve with your desired toppings