I love me some oatmeal, especially steel cut oats, there's just something about the texture of these particular oats that I love! Fun fact, I used to want to open my own oatmeal bar, with sweet and savory options...who knows maybe some day I still will!
I will say steel cut oats do take a bit longer to cook so I don't always make them, but they're also super easy to make in large batches and save in the fridge. Don't worry, if you don't have steel cut oats you can scrounge this up with whatever oats you have.
This rich and creamy berry cocoa oatmeal is such a terrific start to your morning with healthy whole grains. Whole grains, are essential to a plant based diet, they cool down inflammation in the body helping reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases. Although this particular oatmeal scrounge is a bit intricate, oatmeal itself is such an easy on-the-go breakfast especially when traveling, because you can pack quick or rolled oats and all you need is some hot water to scrounge them up. You can even use oats in savory dishes, instead of brown rice or quinoa try oats next time, this is on my list try to try too!
T h e S c r o u n g e
If you don't have these exact ingredients, Scrounge with the things you have at home and you may create something even better!
If you don't have steel cut oats, use rolled oats (follow stove top cooking instructions on packaging)
If you don't have almond milk, use any nut milk
If you don't have berries, use apples or do without
If you don't have cocoa powder, use dark chocolate chips or even a few pieces of a dark chocolate bar
For toppings, use whatever you have at home, get creative and scrounge with what you have!
I n g r e d i e n t s
* serves 2-3 people
1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 cups almond milk
1 cup frozen or fresh berries
1/2-1 tsp 100% pure cocoa powder
unsweetened shredded coconut
Bring almond milk to a boil.
Once boiling slowly add in steel cut oats and cook for about 5 minutes until they start to get thick.
Then lower heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for another, 15-20 minutes until liquid is absorbed and you've reached your desired consistency. Stir frequently.
Once theres about 5 minutes left add in your cocoa and berries.
Serve and top with your desired toppings!