‘Tis the Season…

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…for many variations of oatmeal! Candy canes are so synonymous with the holiday season, and I knew I needed to try my own chocolate peppermint version. I saw these awesome candy canes at Whole Foods made by Hammond’s Candies, and although there were some fun flavors, I went with the classic.

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I got my ingredients all lined up and ready to be combined for a warm, delicious Sunday brunch.

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Ingredients:

1/2 old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 T chia seeds

1 c milk of choice

1/2 T carob or unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 t real vanilla extract

1/2 bar dark chocolate

1/4 of large peppermint candy cane

several slices of fresh banana

Directions:

Combine oats, milk, chia, and carob. Cook until oatmeal reaches desired consistency. Turn off heat and add vanilla. Top with chocolate, peppermint, banana, and enjoy!

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Sweet purr-baby photo bomb optional. 😉

What is your go-to oatmeal recipe for this time of year?

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