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I made this in the microwave, scaled down to one serving. I used milk instead of water, omitted the blueberries and salt, and concocted my own "cocoa powder" using 1 tsp. cocoa and 2 tsp. sugar. (I would not recommend using straight cocoa in this recipe.) After tasting it, I added about a tablespoon more sugar. It was just a little bit more chocolatey than I'd like, being a milk chocolate person. So, next time, I'll try using 1/2 tsp. cocoa and 2 tsp. sugar. In the future, I am also considering tinkering with the addition of bananas OR just a little bit of orange juice, but not together.

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Ransomed by Fire January 25, 2010

This was really good! I substituted milk for 1/2 the water and served it with maple syrup and additional milk.

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Bobbiann September 04, 2009

My kids really liked this (except for my 5 year old picky boy who doesn't like anything good for him) My daughter who refused to eat oatmeal in the past loved it. I'm not crazy about the chocolate part but they are eating a hot breakfast.....I may slowly cut down on the amount of chocolate. I used 1 tablespoon cocoa and 1 tablespoon homemade hot cocoa mix.

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Cooking Mom of 7 December 08, 2008

This was horrible.....No taste and very gooey. Even after I added sugar. Threw the hole pot away.

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ctinasmth October 13, 2007

I thought this was a nice change from normal porridge, I cut down the recipe as only cooking for one & used milk for cooking rather than water for a creamier consistency. I used quick cooking oats & did it in the microwave so cut down the cooking time accordingly. I used Alpen Blend hot chocolate mix rather than cocoa & it turned out great, not too sweet but sweet enought that no extra sugar needed. Thanks Geema! Made for ZWT III - Britain/Ireland.

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**Mandy** May 28, 2007

This was good for being oatmeal. I used a combo of milk and vanilla soymilk and added a pinch of cloves and nutmeg too. :-) I also just heated it up in the microwave... good study food.

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Blue Eyes Willow February 03, 2007

I'm sorry Geema. This recipe didn't work for me. Oatmeal by itself tastes better..

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foodiequeen January 29, 2007
Chocolate Oatmeal