Who doesn't like dessert for breakfast?! This combination of chocolate and orange feels like a treat in the morning, and the addition of reshi mushrooms adds a little boost to your a.m. routine. Ever wonder how to make the perfect bowl of traditional oatmeal? Well, look no further. This recipe for Orange Chocolate Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free and vegan.
Start by heating the oats and water in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium-high heat, adding a pinch of salt to add some flavour. Once the mixture is brought to a boil, turn down to medium heat and to let the oats cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
It is important to stir your oats regularly, use a wooden spoon for best results. For the first 10 minutes, make sure you give the oats a good stir every few minutes. The last 10-15 minutes is where any real sticking will occur, so be diligent with stirring your oat during the last few minutes.
The oats are finished cooking when the have completely broken down and the starch has formed a nice paste-like consistency.
Remove from heat and add the hot chocolate mix and stir well.
Divide into two bowls and top with the orange marmalade or jam. Serve with a splash of hemp milk (or any milk or milk alternative) if you enjoy a runnier consistency to your oatmeal.
Add more protein: Sprinkle each serving with 1 to 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts, Make it gluten-free: Purchase certified gluten-free oats, Add some crunch: Add 1 tbsp cacao nibs per serving, In a hurry: Make overnight oats by soaking 1 cup of oats in 2 cups of milk or milk alternative overnight in the fridge. Add more milk upon serving, Make your own chocolate mix: Add 1 heaped tbsp cacao powder, 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup, and optional 1/4 tsp reishi powder.Nutrition Analysis based on one serving with no hemp milk