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Chocolate Coconut Oats with Maple Ginger Walnuts
by Melissa Odorisio on Wednesday July 6, 2016
Chocolate Coconut Oats with Maple Ginger Walnuts

These oats are so chocolatey good. They're extra creamy if you use homemade almond milk, which I've recently started making. The walnuts are definitely addicting. I've been putting them on everything, especially salads. This recipe will make enough to have plenty extra.

Ingredients

Oats:
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup almond milk
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Walnuts:
1 1/2 cups raw walnuts pieces or halves
1/4 cup maple syrup
Pinch of salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp cardamom

Instructions

Heat oven to 375 F. Mix all walnut ingredients in a bowl. Spread the mixture out on a pan lined with parchment paper. Cook for about 12 minutes or until it's browned and bubbling. Let it cool on the pan for a few minutes.

Work on the oats while the walnuts are cooking. Combine oats, almond milk, and salt and cook either in the microwave or stove top. I cook mine in the microwave in 1 minute increments, and it usually takes from 3-4 minutes. Then add the cacao powder, maple syrup, and coconut flakes.

(nutrition information for oats only) 236 calories Fat: 6 g Sat fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 40 g Sodium: 133 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 5 g

Melissa Odorisio, MS, RD, LD/N, CNSC is a TGH dietitian. You can find more of her vegetarian recipes at TGH Health News or more recipes on her blog, Garden Goddess Kitchen.