Dark Chocolate Cherry Oats

Calling all chocolate addicts! Breakfast just got sweeter with this recipe for Dark Chocolate Cherry Oats! Not only is this recipe down right delicious, but it is also incredibly simple to make! What I love about oatmeal is how filling it is. Growing up my mom always called it a "stick to your ribs" kind of food and she was right. Oatmeal is not only high in whole grain carbohydrates, but also packed with plant-based fiber and protein. 

You can prepare this recipe on a stovetop (preferred) or if you're in a crunch for time you can use a microwave! 

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oats

serves one

What You'll Need:
+ 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats
+ 1/2 cup of water
+ 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
+ 1 tablespoon of unsweetened, dried cherries
+ 1 tablespoon of almond butter
+ 1 tablespoon of agave, honey, maple syrup or 1 packet Truvia
Optional toppings: unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, etc. 

Directions: 
+ Place all of the ingredients into a small pot or a microwave safe bowl and mix well.  
+ If cooking on the stovetop, cook on low heat for 3-5 minutes until the oatmeal has a creamy consistency.
+ If using a microwave, cook for 45-60 seconds, stirring the oatmeal about halfway through the cooking time.
+ Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy! 

Nutritional Information (one serving sweetened with Truvia)
210 Calories, 11g fat, 26g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugar, 6g protein