Dark Chocolate Cottage Cheese Oatmeal

You know what this Monday needs?

Some chocolate.

Some dark chocolate.

Rich and lucious.

Bitter, yet sweet.

Packed with a protein punch of cottage cheese.

Did you get out of bed this morning?

Then you deserve this.  You’ve earned it.

The toppings totally make this bowl of dark chocolate oats.

I topped it with 1/4 ounce of premium dark chocolate.

Watch it melt.

Then I added one tablespoon of creamy peanut butter.  Love that healthy fat that keep me full until lunch!

Greek yogurt totally makes a bowl of chocolate oats.  Seriously.  Don’t make chocolate oatmeal without topping it with Greek yogurt.

Don’t. do. it.

Dark Chocolate Cottage Cheese Oatmeal
(Serves 1)
The secret ingredient that makes this oatmeal so incredibly amazing is Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder. I love this stuff so much. I don't think I can ever go back to plain ol' boring regular cocoa powder again.
Ingredients
1/2 cup rolled oats or oat bran (I like oat bran)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1 Tablespoon Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
1/4 ounce premium dark chocolate, chopped
1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 big dollop (~2 Tablespoons) fat free Greek yogurt
Directions

In a small pot, heat the oats, almond milk, and water until they come to a boil. Lower heat and allow to simmer. Add cottage cheese and stir well. When oats have reach desired consistency, remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder.

Put oats into a bowl and top first with dark chocolate, then peanut butter and yogurt.

Proceed to devour.

Monday morning calls for dessert, no?

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Monday night calls for wine.

Happy Monday.

12 Responses to Dark Chocolate Cottage Cheese Oatmeal

  1. What an awesome and decadent way to get some protein in your breakfast! I have started adding an egg to my morning oats but I am intrigued by the cottage cheese and yogurt idea.

  2. Yummo!
    When do we get another outfit inspiring post? My wardrobe could use some help!

  3. I have been adding a spoonful of TJ’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder in all of my bfasts lately- cottage cheese concoctions, oats, waffles… Chocolate for bfast is one of the best ways to start the day! And it pairs fabulously with banana and PB or even strawberry jelly, couldn’t be better :D

  4. This looks amazing! I HAVE to try it.
    I love the addition of cottage cheese!

  5. Christina

    Thank you, Kelly, for sharing this recipe. As a nursing mom of a newborn, I am looking for decadent and healthy ways to get fiber and protein. I am cooking this right now, but am using vanilla coconut milk (because that is what I drink). Any other dark chocolate recipes will be very welcomed by this mommy!

  6. I’ve tried this recipe and its soooo good!! I never thought cottage cheese and chocolate would be a great pair! Not to mention the PB as topping! I’ve put a link of your recipe on my blog btw ;)

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