Chocolate Oatmeal for One

Single-Serving Chocolate Oatmeal ~

This is the first time I’ve made this with regular cocoa as opposed to special dark cocoa. I found that like it better with the special dark but then I have come to prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate over the last year or so.

This recipe is super simple! For one serving, bring 2/3 cup water to boil in a saucepan on the stove. I use high heat because I’m impatient. ;)

When the water has come to a boil, add 1/3 cup of oats and stir, then lay a wooden spoon across the top of the pan. When it comes back to a boil, reduce the heat some, depends on how impatient you are. ;) (The wooden spoon will keep it from boiling over in case you didn’t turn it down far enough.) But if you are impatient and leave the heat up a bit higher, keep an eye on it because it can burn easily. Yes, I know this from experience.

As soon as the water is gone, turn it off.

Single-serving Oatmeal ~ LifeOfJoy.meIf you like your oats creamier, add them to the water when you first put on the stove to boil.

Now add 3/4 – 1 teaspoon cocoa. I found out today that I prefer it with Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa instead of regular. I think the special dark cocoa gives it a fuller chocolate taste.

I like my oatmeal on the sweeter side. I added 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of light brown sugar and a few walnuts.

Single Serving Chocolate Oatmeal ~ LifeOfJoy.meI added the extra teaspoon of brown sugar and a few more nuts after this picture. Stir and eat.

Chocolate Oatmeal for One


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 - 1 teaspoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons walnuts


  1. Boil water in a small saucepan.
  2. Add oats, stir with wooden spoon and place spoon across top of the saucepan.
  3. When it returns to a boil, reduce heat and cook until water is all gone. This won't take but a couple of minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and eat. 🙂

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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