I plan my meals (breakfasts and lunches because mom cooks dinner) for the weekdays on the previous Sunday.
However, cravings spoil my plans. I was craving for chocolate oatmeal and yogurt parfait yesterday. And so, I had them today!
Took this picture just before I ate the parfait. Isn’t the jar so pretty 💕
My yogurt tasted unusually sour. Is it because it was left out of the refrigerator for 5 hours? So I kinda struggled to finish it partly because it’s too sour for my liking and it’s so filling 😂
I accidentally deleted the photo of my parfait that I posted on Instagram 😩
So that was lunch.
Breakfast was AMAZING. I love warm and baked oatmeal. It has been so long since my last baked oatmeal. I shall bake one soon! So on to my warm bowl of chocolate oatmeal …
1/2c rolled oats
3/4c milk of choice
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp honey or pure maple or agave
1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
Method #1: overnight prep
Pour oats, milk, water and salt into a pot and bring it to boil, stirring every now and then. When it starts to bubble vigorously, turn the heat to low and keep stirring. After 10-20 seconds, turn off the heat and let cool. The oats would have soaked up the liquid and look almost dry after a while. Tranfer the pot into the fridge overnight. The next morning, microwave the pot (or transfer to a microwave safe bowl) and microwave for 50 seconds. Stir in cacao/cocoa powder and sweetener and mix well. Pop into the microwave again for 20 seconds. Top with fruits, cacao nibs, chia seeds, chocolate chips, raisins, muesli, peanut butter and anything you can think of. Serve (:
Method #2: immediate
Pour oats, milk (reduce to 1/2c), water and salt into a pot over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Turn off the stove when the oats have absorbed most of the liquid. Transfer to your favorite bowl, add toppings and enjoy!