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Chocolate Obsession Oatmeal


  • 2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk, divided
  • 5-6 pitted dates
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries or dark cherries


  • 1. Blend 1 cup of plant-based milk with dates in a blender until smooth.
  • 2. In a medium saucepan, combine dates and plant-based milk mixture with the remaining milk and rest of the ingredients, except the berries.
  • 3. Bring to a low boil and cook on medium-low until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • 4. Top with thawed dark sweet cherries or fresh strawberries.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. Add more milk if you prefer a thinner oatmeal.
  • 2. You can double or triple the recipe and store the leftovers in the fridge for the rest of the week.
  • 3. You can also use ground flax seeds instead of chia seeds.
  • 4. Top with your favorite fresh or frozen fruit of your choice.

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