This Chef Inspired Rocky Road Oatmeal Recipe is so delicious the littles will ask for seconds.
My littles are in love with this Rocky Road Oatmeal Recipe. More than I had expected. In my quest to maximize nutrition in every single bite without eating bland boring food, I picked up Rocco Dispirito book Now Eat This!. And I have to tell you, that book was filled with all types of delicious recipes I would eat any day of the week.
I love that eating healthy flavorful food is not mutually exclusive. It’s something that’s really important to me. Because dinner is one of the few times I typically get the opportunity to sit down and eat with the family, my husband or even my friends. So i like to savor every moment and every bite.
And though Rocco’s book is all about eating healthy tasty food. He also all about cutting out the extra calories and fat in comfort food recipes. This recipe is inspired by the Rocky Road Oatmeal in his book. But of course, I went all the went left. It doesn’t cut fat or calories. Why? Because though Rocky Road anything something I’m not interested in. Especially, not for breakfast. But I knew exactly which family members would love it.
And I was right. The littles loved it and asked for seconds. I love being able to make my kids whole day with breakfast. It makes me feel good and helps them start the day off right.
When reading the recipe please note I leave the chocolate, marshmallows and nuts out until the very end that way everyone can have their oatmeal they way they like. The littles want everything but I’m fine with just a little brown sugar and fruit. Not adding the chocolate to the pot ensures everyone (even the grown-ups) get what they want.
Rocky Road Oatmeal
Makes 4 Servings
- 2 1/2 cups milk (water)
- 2 cups quick oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup walnuts
Tools: medium sized pot, stirring spoon
Place a medium sized pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add milk and bring to a boil.
Add oatmeal and brown sugar and stir until combined. Cook until oatmeal becomes thick. Then remove from heat.
Add chocolate chips, walnuts and marshmallows. And serve.
We let our littles mix everything up together. It’s breakfast they love. Not to mention, think of all of the toppings you could add. There’s a world of possibilities.
If breakfast is your thing, and you like to go a bit over the top. You should try this Nutella Belgian Waffle Recipe and this