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This oatmeal has an interesting story. Yes, the oatmeal has a story.
I have oatmeal of some sort almost every morning for breakfast. Sometimes I make it the night before and eat it cold; sometimes I wait until the morning to make it and eat it hot. Sometimes I eat it plain, sometimes I add cottage cheese, sometimes I add egg whites, sometimes I add fruit…but I mostly like chocolate. So on this occasion I made some chocolate oatmeal the night before, put it in the fridge, and pulled it out to eat cold the next morning. When I ate it for breakfast the next morning, it was the best overnight oatmeal I’d ever made and it tasted like chocolate pudding. I’ve posted oatmeal recipes before, though – including another chocolate oatmeal recipe – so I didn’t think I would bother posting this one. It was so easy, after all.
However, I did post the quick recipe to the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group, just in case it sounded good to someone else. Of course that post (it didn’t even have a picture attached!!) took off like wildfire, and I got so many questions about the recipe that I thought maybe I should just give it its own blog post. So here it is. One of the simplest recipes on my website, but it’s one of the best.
This super easy overnight oatmeal tastes like chocolate pudding. ‘Nuff said.
Oats have some protein of their own, so it’s not necessary to add protein. If you like, you can add some low fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt to hold you over longer. If you don’t have the sweetener I used, just use whatever you like to your own personal taste. It’s not rocket science, folks. Don’t complicate things.
This is such an easy breakfast that you can make ahead the night before and eat straight out of the fridge in the morning. If you’re looking for other simple recipes, click here for a list of my 5 ingredient recipes!
The picture below is my DQ impersonation with my chocolate oatmeal…is that gross? I just loved how thick and pudding-y this stuff was.
Need more overnight oatmeal recipes? How about…
You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food.
- ½ cup old fashioned oats (use gluten free, if necessary)
- 1 cup liquid (I use a combination of water and unsweetened almond milk - use carton coconut milk for a nut free alternative)
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 4 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (a doonk is 1/32 tsp.)
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- Rounded ¼ tsp. glucomannan
- Optional toppings: fat free Reddi Whip and a minute sprinkling of sugar free chocolate chips (don't go overboard as these are not low fat)
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl (I stir together the dry ingredients, then add the liquid and stir again that way the glucomannan doesn't clump). Refrigerate overnight and eat cold in the morning. Yields one serving.
- Glucomannan and THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder can be purchased from the Trim Healthy Mama online store.