Friday, March 13, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal.

Happy Friday! We will experience a glorious 63 degrees in the city today. I feel like I should be at the beach. If that's not a reason to have chocolate for breakfast, I don't know what is. This morning's recipe doesn't involve your usual chocolate fix {for me that's any form of chocolate from Trader Joe's}. Instead, I added chocolate protein powder to kick up a regular bowl of old-fashioned oats, cooked on the stove. Chocolate and oats combine with unsweetened coconut flakes stirred in while the oats cook, and as a topping.

This is an easy, deliciously sweet but still healthy breakfast. This bowl of oats also includes healthy fats from the addition of coconut oil stirred in at the at the end. I found unsweetened coconut flakes a few months ago at Whole Foods {also available on Amazon <--affiliate link}. I really like the slight crunch and flavor! I also used them in my Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites back in February.

Did I mention it tastes like an Almond Joy?

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal
Serves 2.

1 and 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder {I used whey}
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes + 2 Tablespoons
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon coconut oil

How to~
*Bring almond milk to a boil. Stir in oats and protein powder. Turn the heat down to medium-low.
*Add brown sugar and 1/2 cup coconut flakes. Stir occasionally and let the oatmeal simmer for ~5 minutes.
*Take the pan off the heat and let the oatmeal sit for ~2 minutes to thicken. Stir in coconut oil.
*Top with coconut flakes.


  1. This is my kinda breakfast...every morning!

  2. Chocolate and coconut. My favorite combination!

    1. You definitely can't go wrong with this combo!

  3. yummm!! it's like an almond joy in a breakfast!!

    1. That's so funny, I didn't think of the almond joy connection until your comment! Choc + coconut is such a great combo.