I can’t make myself stop with the Christmas-y types of Oatmeal. While I’ve been enjoying my Gingerbread Oatmeal and Peppermint Christmas Oatmeal throughout this month, yesterday I felt like I wanted something a little different. I saw a container of cocoa powder sitting on my counter (for cookies!), and I wondered how it would taste mixed into oatmeal, so I tried it!


  • 1/2 cup of dry oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 candy cane (crushed)
  • 1.5 tsp cocoa powder
  • Almonds or walnuts (optional)


Microwave oats and milk for 1:45-2:00 minutes. While this is microwaving, crush candy cane (I break it into 4-5 pieces, put in a plastic bag, and pound with a meat tenderizer). Once you pull it out of the microwave, mix in cocoa powder, candy cane, and whatever other toppings you’d like! Delicious! I will say that mixing in the chocolate powder made this a bit less sweet than when I just use oats and almond milk, so while the peppermint helped with that, if you really like it sweet, you might want to mix in some brown sugar.

I can’t wait to continue to eat this mix throughout the winter, but I’m going to especially enjoy it for the rest of the Christmas season!

For more variations of oatmeal or other recipes in general, check out my recipe page.

Do you like candy canes? If you do, what’s your favorite way to eat them?