Violet’s Strawberry-Chocolate Oatmeal

Today, I just wanna keep things simple and joyful and share a simple oatmeal recipe I made up!

With a little tweaking and a lot of love, it’s become Violet’s favorite comfort food.

It’s our go-to breakfast or lunch when she’s teething or feeling under-the-weather

(and I love that oatmeal is so affordable and fast to whip up)!

I’ll share the recipe below: hope you enjoy it as much as she does!

Oh, and to make things extra-fun, I illustrated some Strawberry Recipe Cards in honor of this recipe! You can find the printable in my shop if you’d like to make some ๐Ÿ˜€

xx, Beth


Violet’s Strawberry-Chocolate Oatmeal:

  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 3/4 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract (use less if you don’t love almond flavor)
  • Small handful of brown sugar
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • Strawberries and an extra banana, chopped, for topping
  • Walnuts for topping Mom & Dad’s ๐Ÿ˜‰

Combine in a saucepan: oats, cocoa, salt, and milk.
Bring to a boil, stir inย the almond extract, brown sugar, and banana.
Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-8 minutes, or until it’s the consistency you like.

Spoon into bowls, and top with fresh strawberries, banana, and walnuts (if desired).
Splash a little milk on top, stir, and enjoy!

Serves 2 adults and 1 toddler ๐Ÿ˜‰

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