It’s funny how comforting certain foods can be and how they trigger memories in everyone of us. For me oatmeal was one way for my mother to show her love. Sometimes she would regular oatmeal porridge, supper milky and extra sweet and other times she would change it up with some cocoa. My mother never really said, “I love you,” or hugged me for no reason, but I do remember and cherish, moments like when I was postpartum with my first born and she made me a batch of this oatmeal that kept me going those first few days at home. It is an act of love to go out of your way to make food for some else. It does not need to be fancy or hours of labor… it could just be a cup of milky oats. Thank you Mom.Jump to Recipe
- 2 C Water
- 1½ C Milk Okay to substitute with alternative milk.
- 1½ C Old-Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1½ oz Cocoa 100% unsweetened chocolate 3 squares Or use Abuelita Mexican Chocolate for a lighter hot chocolate taste.
- ¼ C Sugar or to taste Optional. No need to add if using Abuelita Mexican Chocolate
- In a small pot, bring water and chocolate to a boil. Stir until melted.
- Then add oats and cinnamon. Stir and bring back up to a boil. Once at a light boil, turn down to simmer.
- Once oats are cooked add milk and let warm, stirring occasionally. This is a good time to add the sugar if you are going the sweet route. Once milk is warmed remove from the heat and serve. If it thickens, you can always add more milk.