Heart Oats: White Chocolate + Raspberry

Valentine's day happens to fall right in the middle of February. Which has made February become a month of Love; specifically on the 14th but why not show people you love them all the other days as well! The unofficial color of February is red and the unofficial symbol of February is a heart and the unofficial food of February is chocolate. Raspberries are great way to make your oats red and adding some white chocolate chips adds a bit of sweetness to the tart raspberries as well as the touch of chocolate everyone loves.

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry is always one of my favorite combinations. Tootsie pops, Ghirardelli chocolate squares, and I've even discovered the deliciousness of adding a pump of raspberry syrup to a hot chocolate at Starbucks! However, for the time of year I've decided to add the white chocolate rather than dark chocolate. It tasted super delicous!

Simmering Raspberries

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Quaker Oats, cinnamon, salt

1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk

Raspberries (for sauce + a few for topping)

White Chocolate Chips (for oats + a few as a topping)

Start with adding a handful raspberries to a small pot with some water (I used 1/4 cup) and bring it to a boil, then turn the heat down and let raspberries simmer for a few minutes. While the raspberries simmer you can start the oats!

Add a 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats to the pot with a pinch of cinnamon and salt. Then add 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk and bring oats to a boil. Once boiling turn heat down to 2 or 3, add a handful of white chocolate chips and a small bit of the raspberry sauce.

Adding a bit Raspberry sauce to the pot of oats.

Let the oats simmer for a few minutes while stirring occasionally, until the oats reach your desired consistency. Serve the white chocolate oats into your favorite bowl and top with the rest of the raspberry sauce, a few whole raspberries, and a few more white chocolate chips (for decoration).

Enjoy!