S’mores Oatmeal

Written by chanie on April 29th, 2014

I don’t know if I’ve ever walked you through the BIB process before, but I think it’s about time. Let me start by telling you that my posts don’t happen in realtime. If you want to follow what I’m cooking/eating now, check out my Instagram feed or follow me on Facebook. As for the blog, the stuff you see here may or may not have been cooked weeks, or even months, ago. Case in point: I did not make this decadent s’mores oatmeal for breakfast today (I am currently on the Whole30 diet cleanse!). I didn’t make it yesterday, or even last week. I made it back on December 24th – last year! Even I can’t believe it’s been that long! Why has it taken me so long to post? Read on.

As you might imagine, blogging takes up lots of time. From testing the recipes to photographing them – there are hours of work involved. Hours, that I don’t usually have with 4 kids in tow. So instead of cooking and photographing every day, I usually reserve a day for a full-fledged cookingfest. I’ll make and photograph 3 or 4 recipes at a time and save them on my computer to post at a later date. I usually invite over some family or friends to share the bounty!

When I have a handful of recipes saved, plus some ideas for future ones, I set up a blogging calendar that I fill up between holidays. Sometimes, recipes get lost in the shuffle, especially when I have to squeeze in holiday-related posts some 2 weeks before it begins. This is one such recipe, and I’m sorry it’s taken so long. I guarantee it was worth waiting for!

Breakfast could not get any better than rich and creamy chocolate oatmeal topped with toasted marshmallows and crushed grahams. The best part is, you get to make it from scratch, so it’s not full of ingredients you can’t pronounce, like all those funky flavors in the store. I love that you get to deguiltify the whole smores-for-breakfast thing by incorporating into a healthy dish like oatmeal. After all, who said oatmeal has to be boring?

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  1. That sounds like a good set-up, to cook and photograph 3 or 4 recipes on the same day. I love the recipes that can be photographed the next day or later, though, like baked goods. I can never fit everything into the same day and still have sunshine left to work with.

  2. Ronnie Fein says:

    I also cook when I can, photo when I can and sometimes save for a later time. It’s really a must when you have other things to do. Re: the oatmeal: when I was a kid my Dad made cereal on Sundays and in order to get us to eat it he would add chocolate, cinnamon, butter, sugar and cream. Not smores, but same point. Fond memories.

  3. Wow! My kids will love this! So yummy and beautiful looking.

  4. Chanie, I’ve always wondered how you manage to post so often with 4 kids (including a newbie). Sounds like a great set up. I have so many recipes on my hard drive as well.

    And yum, s’mores for breakfast !

  5. Thanks for the peek into how you manage the blogging. Like Sina I’ve also wondered how you manage so many amazing posts!

    This oatmeal sounds amazing, I adore anything smore.

  6. Tamar Genger says:

    I heard you talk about this and couldn’t wait to try it, even with marshmallows it is still lower in sugar than most packaged oat meals and I think my kids will love it.

  7. Hindy says:

    Wow! This looks so indulgent!

  8. I love how organized you are! And this recipe looks amazing, worth the wait!

  9. I will try this in the winter- perhaps my kids will eat oatmeal then!

  10. Chocolate and marshmallows. Can never go wrong with that!

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