Rocky Road Oatmeal

February 2, 2012

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Nutritious indulgence.  I love those two words together =).  That’s just what this oatmeal is.  It’s anti-oxidant rich from the oats, nuts and cocoa, full of calcium from the milk, packed with fiber from the oats, then you get a bit of protein from the nuts.  The indulgence obviously comes from the chocolate chips, marshmallows and sugar (an extra indulgence would be to top it with half and half mmm).

I won’t lie, it’s hard to make oatmeal look appealing but I think once you top it with the right amount of goodness, a hard task can become quite simple.  You could delight a loved one this upcoming Valentines day buy serving up this decadent oatmeal (and they’ll never how to know how simple it was to make =).

I know I’ve posted quite a few oatmeal recipes lately.  I just can’t get enough of it though.  I love how simple it is to mix things up and create new flavors, not to mention how easy it is to prepare.  This recipe is dedicated to my mom =).  My entire life growing up she’d eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning along with a side of broccoli, ughh.  You’re probably thinking wow what a nutritious breakfast, yes it was until she’d mix in a half of cube of butter into it, literally half a cube.  I’m glad you don’t do that anymore mom we need you around many more years, here’s a much better alternative to that for a delicious way to enjoy oatmeal =).

Rocky Road Oatmeal

Chocolate for breakfast, yes please! This is such a tempting way to prepare oatmeal.
Servings: 1
Prep5 minutes
Cook3 minutes
Ready in: 8 minutes


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts , pecans or almonds
  • 10-14 mini marshmallows (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips (which ever you prefer)
  • Additional milk or half and half for drizzling if desired


  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine oats, milk, brown sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes. Allow to rest 2 minutes then remove from microwave and stir in vanilla. Top with nuts, marshmallows and chocolate chips, serve warm.