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Chocolate Oats Pots De Creme

Oatmeal Pots de creme

Long before the whole-grain fashion began I was exploring ways to eat nutritious food for pennies and in minutes, and subsist on a low-low budget. Oats and all their possibilities were, as they still are, at the top of my list.

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  • 3 cup milk or dairy-free milk, low fat OK
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or agave, or a little more to taste (wait till you taste the finished dessert before adding)
  • 2 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 3 tablespoon rum or brandy
  • 1 cup coconut milk


Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.  Reduce the temperature to medium low and cook covered for about 20 minutes.  Thin with a little more milk if you like it a little looser.  Pour into a bowl, or a dozen individuals bowls and chill.