Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

7 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 29 Comments

I don’t know how to even start this post.

This idea came out so good I’m speechless.

Seriously speechless.

I made an experimental breakfast but it could easily be dessert. It’s that good. I’m not kidding!

This is how it started…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal - ingredients.

Then I remembered I had these in the freezer…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal - raspberries

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal
Such a few simple ingredients and it took all but 10 minutes.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 raspberry tea bag
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (40g)
  • 1 tbsp Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder (5g)
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (70g)

Put the tea bag and water in a small pot.

Quick tip: Tie the bag to the handle so it’s easy to fish out later.

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Once boiling, add the oats and lower to the medium. Cook for about 5 minute stirring occasionally until it thickens.

Remove the tea bag. Be sure to squeeze out the excess.

Shut the heat off and stir in the cocoa powder and honey. Combine well. Add the raspberries and stir in. They will cool the oats down while defrosting.

Pour into a bowl and enjoy!

The husband wasn’t a big fan. He asked me what I was making and when I told him he replied, “There is nothing about that I would like. Plus it looks like a pile of poop.”

I can’t really argue but it was a tasty pile of poop.

I mean REALLY tasty.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
260 4g 10g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
20g 1g 56g 7g

See other recipes using: cocoa powder, oatmeal, raspberries, tea

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    May 22, 2011

    Um, YUM!!! I think that is worth getting out of bed for! : ) Reply


    May 23, 2011

    Yum! and LOL! :) Reply


    May 23, 2011

    Your husband cracks me up. That sounds like something Ryan would say lol. This looks good...I might try something similar :) Reply

    Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy

    May 23, 2011

    I never would have thought of putting a tea bag in oatmeal; what a great idea! Definitely going to have to try that one. Reply


    May 23, 2011

    Thank you, I will be trying this! I see that not only do we have the same name, but we both shop at Aldi. Gotta love a bargain! :) Reply


    May 23, 2011

    I have 3 of the ingredients at home, plus the oatmeal samples all I need is the frozen raspberries. Definitly making it this week! YUM! Reply

    Brandy Jo

    May 23, 2011

    Lol!!!! It looks delish!! And, the hubby always cracks me up!! Reply

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    May 23, 2011

    Looks like a good dessert. I still have some frozen strawberries...may try it with them! Reply


    May 23, 2011

    Looks fabulous! Are those tongue marks at the bottom of that bowl? LOL Reply


    May 23, 2011

    I think I need to try this:) Reply

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    May 23, 2011

    Yes please!! Reply


    May 23, 2011

    Yum .. 56g of carbs ? how ? 27g from Oatmeal, just wondering where the rest is coming from? honey? Reply


    May 23, 2011

    The honey is 17 The cocoa is 3 Oatmeal 28 Berries 8 It adds up fast! Reply


    May 23, 2011

    do you have any ideas for oatmeal that have a crunchy texture? I don't like mushy or even soft oatmeal. I eat my cereal plain w/o milk because I like the crunch. Would love to try an oatmeal dish with crunch!! Reply


    May 23, 2011

    christy - I don't think there is such a thing. I could be wrong though. Reply


    May 23, 2011

    Christy, if you made it into granola you'd have your crunch. Only problem is that it's kinda high in calories! Very tasty, though. Reply


    May 24, 2011

    This looks soooo decadent, and reminds me of a cake called "chocolate decadence cake." Christy: I'm not sure if the texture is crunchy, but have you tried baked oatmeal? Reply


    May 25, 2011

    I eat oatmeal with the dark cocoa powder every morning but I never tried it with berries(I usually use peanuts, peanut butter, or almonds). I'll be trying berries as soon as I can get my hands on some. Reply


    May 25, 2011

    i bought everything to make this tomorrow. can't wait to try it out. Reply


    June 21, 2011

    This looks so amazing, but I am unable to find dark cocoa powder at either of our little grocery stores that are local (I'm from a really small town). I tried it with regular cocoa powder and it was good but lacked a little something special. I was just wondering if this could work with dark chocolate chips instead of powder? Would it drastically increase the points? Love your site! Reply


    June 22, 2011

    I think it would totally work. Just skip the honey and melt the chocolate right in! To easily calc the point, just count the oatmeal and chocolate separately. The raspberries are free! Reply

    Cat B

    October 11, 2011

    Roni, if this is as good as it sounds I will love you forever. I think I just squealed out loud when I ran across this. Can't wait to try it, 'cause I love oatmeal but I am soooo bored with it and I am obsessed with chocolate! Reply


    November 11, 2011

    Roni, you have done it again ! It was absolutely AMAZING ! I only had raspberry green tea and frozen mixed berries and it was fantastic :) This is going to be a repeat, I can promise you that ! Thank you for your creativeness !! Reply


    November 14, 2011

    I looove adding cocoa to my oatmeal, but my fruit of choice is usually banana. Roni, I know you love oatmeal and butternut squash. Have you tried combining the two? I've had it three mornings in a row, so I may be officially obsessed. Roasted chunks of squash, tossed with cinnamon and nutmeg, sprinkled with dried cranberries and pecans. It's a bowl of fall! Reply


    November 14, 2011

    I love that idea!! Reply


    July 14, 2012

    I just tried the dark chocolate raspberry oatmeal and LOVED IT! I didn't have the tea so I used a little strawberry jam and fresh strawberries instead of raspberries. It was amazing! Another home run! Reply


    March 8, 2013

    This looks great!! I was wondering to cut down on the carbs could I use Quinoa? Reply


    March 11, 2013

    I'm not sure what the carb count is on quinoa but it would up the protein! Reply


    September 11, 2013

    This was absolutely DELICIOUS. I took that first bite and I SWEAR the skies opened up and choruses of little cherubs sang in my delight. DEFINITELY satisfies that chocolate craving. Reply