For Valentine’s day I wasn’t sure what to get for my other half. We are off of sugar, so no chocolate hearts for us this year. So I got creative and made us bowls of chocolate oatmeal. Trust me it tastes way better than it sounds!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Oatmeal (*gluten-free) serves 2 – 3
Use a 1 – 1.5 quart slow cooker for this
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 – 8 hours
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats (*get oats marked gluten-free )
- 2 cups filtered water
- 2 Tb cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 – 1/4 tsp stevia
- 1 Tb agave nectar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
The night before: Put everything in the slow cooker except for the almond milk. If you haven’t used stevia before you may want to start with 1/8 of a tsp and add more later. Stevia gets bitter as soon as you add too much. Cook on low 8 hours.
In the morning: Stir the oatmeal and add the almond milk. Now you’re ready to have some chocolate for breakfast!
Try topping with coaco nibs, slivered almonds, coconut, etc.