Chocolate Chip French Toast Oatmeal
Mike has been eating oatmeal for breakfast most mornings. It’s quite a challenge to come up with a variety of oatmeal dishes. There are only so many different fruits that Mike likes to eat. I was trying to think of what kind of oatmeal to make. I thought about different food dishes, such as French Toast. Why not try to capture the flavors of French Toast in oatmeal?
I generally make overnight oats because they are simpler and quicker to make. However, I will sometimes make oatmeal instead so that Mike can eat something different. I mean who wants to eat the same thing for breakfast every day? I know I don’t.
I decided to throw chocolate chips on top of the oatmeal because I saw that we had an opened bag of them. Mike doesn’t put maple syrup or other sweetener in his oatmeal anyway, so I thought this would add just the right amount of sweetness.
- 1 cup milk
- ⅓ cup rolled oats (I used Coach's oats, which are steel cut oats, but cook quickly)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- In a small pot, heat the milk over medium high heat until it just starts to boil. Add the oats.
- Cook the oats until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. If desired, maple syrup can also be drizzled on the oats at this time. Stir to combine.
- Serve topped with chocolate chips, if desired. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Adapted fromThe Oatmeal Artist