Jazlyn and I have been on an oatmeal kick lately for breakfast. One morning I was also craving chocolate so I decided to try to make my breakfast taste like our No Bake Chocolate Oat Clusters. Mission accomplished. This oatmeal is hearty and chocolately. If you would like your oatmeal sweeter, feel free to add a little more sugar. Our favorite way to serve this oatmeal is topped with a sliced banana.
Cocoa Instant Oatmeal
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy milk or additional water
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes.
* If you double the ingredients, microwave for 3 minutes.
* Wonderful topped with chopped strawberries or bananas.
My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.