Recipe: Hot Chocolate Oatmeal
Ingredients for Hot Chocolate:
1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened nut or coconut milk, or a combination of both
2 tbsp (15 g) raw cacao powder or pure unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of pure vanilla powder
1 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)
A crack of freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp organic coconut oil, optional
Ingredients for Oatmeal
1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened oat, nut, or coconut milk
1 cup (240 ml) water + extra if needed
Tiny pinch of salt, optional
In one small- to medium-size saucepan, warm the milk gently over low heat. Sift in the cacao, turmeric, ginger, and vanilla, whisking well to combine. Add the maple syrup, and whisk it through to incorporate. Add a crack of black pepper.
Taste to see if any adjustment needs to be made. such as adding a bit more maple syrup.
Once the milk is heated thoroughly and the ingredients are well-combined, add the coconut oil, if using, and stir. Turn the stove heat down to the lowest setting and leave until it's time to combine with the oats.
In a separate saucepan, add the oats, pour in the milk and water, and sprinkle in the salt (if using). Bring the oatmeal to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer for about 4 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency, stirring from time to time to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
Divide the oatmeal between two bowls and pour half the hot chocolate mix over one portion and the rest over the other. Stir a little to combine.
Servings: 2 generous portions