Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

16 May

Go read that title again. Chocolate. Covered. Strawberries. And. Cream. ….OATMEAL. Yep. I told you I love dessert for breakfast, and often times, it’s rather simple to make a healthy version of it. Last week, I was obsessed with my Key Lime Pie oatmeal. This week, the fruit obsession is strawberries. There’s nothing wrong with that, right? RIGHT?! Good.

So here it is. My breakfast of the week, that which I have been happily devouring daily. It’s easy. It’s vegan-izable. It’s sweet and decadent. And best of all, it’s healthy! What are you waiting for? Go make this!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Look at that bright red berry color! Gorgeous, and sweet.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal

Serves 1, can be easily doubled.

Overnight Oats Version:

  • 1/2 C old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 C milk – skim, or non-dairy
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips, or cacao nibs
  • 5-6 washed & sliced strawberries
  • 2 spoonfuls nonfat plain Greek or non-dairy yogurt

The night before you want to eat it, mix oats, cinnamon and chocolate chips in a container with a lid. Pour in milk, mix. Scoop in yogurt, and top with strawberries. Store in fridge overnight. In the morning, either stir it up and eat it cold, or warm it in the microwave for 90 seconds. Enjoy!

Stovetop Version:

  • 1/2 C old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 C milk – skim, or non-dairy
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips, or cacao nibs
  • 5-6 washed & sliced strawberries
  • 2 spoonfuls Greek or non-dairy yogurt

In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium, add oats and cinnamon. Cook for 5 minutes, or to your liking. In the last two minutes of cooking, stir in yogurt and cinnamon. Add half the strawberries. Once your preferred consistency is reached, spoon into your bowl, and top with chocolate chips and remaining strawberries. Eat up!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

A side-view of my overnight oats bowl. It’s like I’m digging into the earth’s crust! Ok, not really. This is tastier.

This morning, I tried a new coffee: Blueberry Crumble. I highly suggest it! Tastes just like a blueberry muffin, but in coffee form! Yum 🙂 A perfectly fruity accompaniment to this desserty breakfast.

Blueberry Crumble Iced Coffee

When the weather starts getting warm (70 degrees when I woke up today!), I like to ice my coffee.

What are some other desserts that could be turned into a healthy bowl of oats? I love suggestions!


8 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal”

  1. Aimee May 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Yum! You had me at chocolate! 🙂 Need to try this. Thanks for sharing
    xoxo Aimee

    • xtinaluvspink May 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      That’s what always gets me! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  2. Kim@Treats & Trinkets May 17, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Dessert for breakfast? I do like your style…

    • xtinaluvspink May 17, 2013 at 8:11 am #

      😀 I love breakfast any time of day. And I require “dessert” at least once a day, so I feel the combination is a fitting one 🙂

  3. veggiebentolove May 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    If you’re icing coffee, brew some and then freeze it in your ice cube tray. That way, the delicious coffee flavour doesn’t get diluted. Nom!


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