Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Last week, I gave you my Rosemary Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal, inspired by one of my new favorite cookies. This should show you just how much I love it (or, perhaps, how quickly I finish a bag of chocolate chips and how quickly rosemary turns into sad, dried-up needles).

Maybe a bit of both. 🙂

Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal #vegan

I guess this is kind of like the “cookie dough” version of the baked recipe. However, I didn’t use “cookie” in the title for either because 1) I hate long titles, and 2) not that many people hear “rosemary chocolate chip” and immediately think, “COOKIES!!!” Maybe someday.

Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist

I’m pleased that so many of you have already tried the baked version. I assure you, it is worth it! The best part is, if you buy all the ingredients to make the baked version, you have no reason not to try this version! You have to use up that zucchini and rosemary somehow. (I’m sure you will have no trouble finishing the chocolate chips, if you’re anything like me!)

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Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal #oatmealartist

Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup's worth of peeled and diced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup quick-cook steel cut oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 3 tsp maple syrup (or more)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • another pinch of coarse salt, for topping (optional, I omitted)

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I used 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Add grated zucchini/squash (alternatively, you can puree it instead of grate it). Stir occasionally.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, molasses, maple syrup, and salt. Stir. Add more maple syrup if necessary.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, stir in fresh rosemary and transfer to a bowl.
  5. Top with another splash of milk, chocolate chips, and any other additional ingredients (coconut, nuts, dried fruit, etc.). If you want this to be salted, sprinkle the optional coarse salt on top.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

7 Responses to Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

  1. Cassie says:

    Rosemary tastes wonderful in savory recipes–especially on chicken bakes, salads, sweet potatoes, etc. But oatmeal is such a creative idea!

  2. Perfect! I was looking for another stove-top recipe to try! 🙂

    Thank you for including the link to the petition as well. This issue is very important to me and I’m glad I found out about it!

  3. Sandra Florie says:

    This “cookie dough” version is beyond half baked!! Cheers to food experimenting and reducing food waste!!

  4. Woah, look at you going nuts with the maple syrup! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a recipe of yours that called for that much sugar 😛

  5. Gisele says:

    This recipe was actually not bad- until the chocolate chips melted completely into the oatmeal and I could barely taste them ): But the Rosemary did give it a depth of flavor

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