I tried to type 'I have oatmeal for breakfast a lot', but it came out as 'I have breakfast for oatmeal a lot'. Thinking about it, the latter is probably more accurate because oatmeal is definitely the most important entity here. I have lunch for oatmeal. I have dinner for oatmeal. I have everything for oatmeal. Oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal. Give me the oatmeal.

Generally, my oatmeal is not too fussy. Blueberry and banana. Apple and peanut butter. Simple recipes that use ingredients I've always got on hand.

This week, my mother was kind enough to buy me a can of coconut milk. I love coconut milk. I don't have it very often because it's expensive and far more indulgent than my usual unsweetened almond milk. But it's absolutely divine in oatmeal, and after a week of crazy assignments, lots of work and two very late nights, I decided a big ol' cook up was in order for brunch this morning.

I decided on a 'choconut' baked oatmeal inspired by this recipe, topped with a delish chocolate fudge sauce.

Choconut Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch salt
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
small handful shredded coconut
1 mashed banana
small handful dark choc chips

3 tbsp water
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp cornflour
2 tsp water (extra)
dollop honey

1. Mix top eight ingredients well in a microwavable dish
2. Sprinkle dark choc chips on top and microwave for eight minutes
3. While oatmeal is baking, mix water and cocoa in a saucepan, then add premixed cornflour and extra water, and honey, and stir while on low heat stove top
4. If needed, add extra water to thin sauce or extra honey to sweeten.
5. Top cooked oatmeal with fudge sauce and enjoy!  

Does anyone else like oatmeal? I wasn't hugely fond of it when I was younger but these days I can't get enough!


PS: I saw The Trouble With Templeton on Thursday night and wrote a review for The Dwarf, which you can have a peek at here.

Song of the Day: She's Thunderstorms by Arctic Monkeys