As for taste, all I can say is mmmmm. Coffee and chocolate go so well together, and it smells absolutely divine. Ha. I just used the word divine. ^-^ Ahem. As I was saying, please do yourself a favor and make this for yourself on some miserably cold day when you could use cheering up, on a joyful day when you feel you should celebrate something, or on a random day when you want a new breakfast idea. Whatever day you choose, I'm sure you'll enjoy this bowl of Choffee goodness. :0)
Mocha (Choffee) Oatmeal
-1/2 c oats
-1 c milk of choice
-1 heaping tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
-1 heaping tsp instant coffee granules
-1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds (optional)
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp maple syrup (taste first, and add only if you want it sweeter)
In a small saucepan, bring your milk to a boil. Then add your oats and ground flax seeds. Lower the heat to medium low, then let the oats soak up some of the liquid for a couple of minutes. While you wait mash your banana. Once most of the liquid has been soaked up, add the vanilla extract, the coffee granules, the cocoa powder, and the mashed banana. Stir until everything is evenly incorporated. Taste, and if you want it to be sweeter, add the maple syrup in. When the oatmeal has reached your desired consistency, transfer to a bowl and add any toppings you want.
Mocha Oatmeal with coconut, kiwi, cookie dough nut butter and chocolate chips.