Dark Chocolate Oatmeal

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/3 cup honey 

1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

2 bananas, sliced into coins 

1/2 cup dried cherries, plumped in warm water 


  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt and cook, stirring regularly, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the honey. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes.
  2. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, half of a sliced banana and 2 tablespoons cherries. Serve immediately.