Start Your Day Right: Dark Chocolate Cherry Oats Recipe

Looking for a new go-to breakfast?

If you enjoy breakfast that is on the sweater side, then this oatmeal bowl is a must try. Not only are oats a delicious and versatile whole grain, they are a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for our digestive health, so it is important to make it a part of your daily meals. Along with fiber, this bowl is packed with healthy fats, protein, and fruit. Here’s how to make it:


Makes 2 Serving | Serving Size: ½ the recipe


Oat Base:

  • 1 Cup of Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons of Cinnamon


  • 2 squares of dark chocolate (or 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips)
  • ½ Cups of Frozen Dark Cherries (or other frozen or fresh berries)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey


  1. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Wash and chop the apple before adding it to the boiling water. Cover with a lid and cook on medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Once the apples are cooked, add the oats and cinnamon. Cook on medium heat until all of the liquid is absorbed – about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Divide the oat base into two bowls and top each bowl with dark chocolate, frozen cherries, peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe and Blog from Student Volunteer, Libby Robertson

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