Sunday, 7 April 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal


Even though my household is slowly moving toward a mostly Paleo diet we are struggling with breakfast for the kids.  I can happily eat dinner leftovers but the kids are fond of breakfast foods.....and don't want eggs everyday.  I have been making huge batches of low-grain granola that is eaten with either almond milk or some fruit and yogurt but no one wants to eat that everyday.  On weekends I can make some grain free waffles but school days are difficult.  It also doesn't help that they have reached an age that they are acutely aware of foods that are being marketed to them.  I talk to them, usually in the grocery store while looking at the ingredients list, why we don't eat those foods.  I explain what certain ingredients are and how they make us sick.  I explain how lucky they are to have a Mummy that knows this stuff.

They are really good about understanding why we don't eat it and rarely really fuss or complain. It helps that I always promise to make a healthy version and more often then not they kinda forget these promises......but there is one they haven't let go of.....that some kids get to eat chocolate for BREAKFAST!!!  They bring this up fairly regularly.  Reminding me that I promised to make a chocolate breakfast.

So here we are.  Not Paleo, not grain free, but it is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  It is terribly simple and simply delicious.

Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal
Follow the instructions on your gluten free oatmeal. Just before it is done stir in a couple of tablespoons of dairy and sugar free cocoa powder (I also like to make sure it is free trade real cocoa) Combine until creamy.  This might require the addition of a tbsp or 2 more of water.

Gently fold in fresh or frozen raspberries just before serving.  Serve with a tsp of coconut oil, honey and some almond milk.  And make sure you make a suitable fuss, so they think it is a big treat.

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