It's only natural that a serious chocolate addict would find a way to use it in her morning cereal. Velvety cocoa powder is stirred into simmering cereal. The result is a warm bowl of chocolaty goodness. Cocoa is high in antioxidants. You can feel good about eating this. It'll keep you full for hours.
There's a hint cinnamon which compliments the cocoa, giving it a Mexican hot chocolate flavor. Stirring in a few chocolate chips or a piece of chocolate, as it cooks, will make it even creamier. The longer it simmers, the darker and richer it gets.
Hot Chocolate Cereal Recipe
Serves 2Some Notes
I use my Vanilla Sugar in this recipe. But regular sugar is just fine. Use what you like and make it your own.
- 1 cup of Quick Cooking 5 Grain Cereal or Quick Cooking Irish Style Oatmeal. I use Old Wessex Brand.
- 1-2 tablespoon of sugar. Use two tablespoons if you like it sweeter.
- Coconut milk beverage or low fat milk. Follow the package directions on how much milk to add to the cereal.
- 2 tablespoons of best quality cocoa powder. I use Penzey's Dutch Process Cocoa
- A few dark chocolate chips or a small square of dark chocolate. (optional)
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of vanilla extract (optional)
- Sprinkling of cinnamon. I use Penzeys Vietnamese Cinnamon
- Mix-ins for serving...shredded coconut, chocolate chips, raspberries, strawberries or freeze dried berries
Place the cereal in a pot with a little water to moisten it. Add the milk according to the package directions and the chocolate chips (if using) and the rest of the ingredients, except for the mix-ins.
Simmer on medium heat until the cereal is cooked and the cocoa has turned a dark brown, stirring the entire time. It won't look too great in the beginning. Be patient and keep stirring. It'll turn a luscious, rich chocolaty brown as the cocoa gets incorporated into the milk. The longer it simmers, the darker it gets. Serve with your favorite mix-ins.