My favorite breakfast at the moment is chocolate oatmeal topped with sweet cherries and chia seeds. The combo of cocoa powder and cherries makes this rich in both flavor and antioxidants, while chia seeds add a slight crunch along with some fiber and good-for-you fat. Since the healthy kind of chocolate needs some sweetening, I like to top it all off with a little pure maple syrup. In addition to being a healthy start to the day, it’s also super easy to make—I can do it one-handed while holding my newborn.
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen sweet cherries, thawed and sliced
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Cook oats with almond milk in the microwave until thickened. Stir in cocoa powder. Add cherries and chia seeds, then top with maple syrup.