Saturday, December 27, 2014

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Oatmeal

A couple of years ago I visited my brother and sister in-law in Illinois.  While I was there, we ate chocolate oatmeal made with hot chocolate.  It was ingenious.

This version is similar to what I ate two years ago, but I added half a candy cane to make it peppermint flavored.  

This is my last Christmas themed recipe of the season.  It went by so fast, and I'm a little sad to see it go.

I had a wonderful Christmas.  I saw many family members and feel refreshed and grateful.

This oatmeal has a short list of ingredients.  They are 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup water, 1 packet hot chocolate mix, salt, and half a candy cane.

I added the oatmeal, salt, and water to a pan over medium heat.

I added the hot chocolate and candy cane.

I cooked it for a few minutes until the oatmeal was thick.

This is simple but hearty and delicious.

 The hot chocolate and peppermint make the oatmeal a special and festive, but it is still healthy.

 It is a fun way to eat oatmeal.  I also like to add peanut butter with the hot chocolate mix.  I think coconut flakes would be a great addition too.


Ashley said...

I love the idea of peppermint and chocolate flavors in oatmeal! Looks delicious!

laura said...

Thanks Ashley!