Cocoa Cranberry Oatmeal

I’ve been making an effort to eat healthier and trying to eliminate the more processed foods from my diet. I’m not a big breakfast eater. When I do I’ll either grab some walnuts & chocolate chips or a bowl of cold cereal. Sometimes I’ll have a granola bar if we have one around. The walnuts are the only thing that sticks with me for any amount of time though. I’ve never been a big oatmeal eater but inspired by some healthy living blogs and websites I visit, I thought I’d give it another try. I came up with this recipe this morning and it was actually very tasty. The cocoa gives it a nice depth of flavor and the dried cranberries add a touch of sweetness.

Cocoa Cranberry Oatmeal

1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1 T. cocoa powder
dried cranberries

Mix oats, almond milk and cocoa powder. Microwave or cook on stove top until desired consistency and heated through. Add in desired amount of dried cranberries.

I used quick cooking oats this morning because it’s what I had on had. It was very good and creamy but I’d prefer the chewiness of regular oats. In addition to the flavor, the cocoa also adds 1 gram of fiber to this as well as being a good source of antioxidants.

Do you eat oatmeal? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?

This post linked to: Tasty Tuesday & Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at frugalandfocused.com where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.