Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Oatmeal



Last night as I watched American Idol draw out two long hours of results, I had some time to do some thinking.

I wanted to create a fun Friday breakfast to celebrate the approaching weekend, incorporating fresh sweet potato into my morning oatmeal. I wasn’t in the mood to bake anything or for it to take longer than 10 minutes, so I decided that finely grating the fresh sweet potato into my oatmeal would be a sneaky way to cut down the cooking time that is normally required for such a tater.


Oh, and it worked. It worked wonderfully!

And because I was already sneaking in some veggies into my breakfast, I decided that some chocolate was in order to round it out. It’s all about the balance, right?


Normally, I am not a fan of overly sweet things in the morning, but I found that just a tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1/2 square of dark chocolate was enough to turn a normal bowl of oatmeal into something quite decadent, while still being nutritious and energizing.



First, bring the oats, milk, chia seeds, and salt to a low boil and reduce heat to medium. Now stir in the finely grated sweet potato and 1/4 cup of water. Cook on medium, stirring frequently, for a few minutes.


Now stir in the cinnamon and cocoa powder, making sure to get out all the clumps!


Chocolaty goodness!

Cook for a few more minutes, stirring frequently. Now add in the maple syrup and vanilla and remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and add your desired toppings!


On top: 1/2 square chopped dark chocolate (it got all melty and wonderful!), a few shreds of sweet potato for garnish, and 1 tbsp of granola.


The result is a super chocolaty and decadent-tasting bowl of oatmeal with a ton of volume thanks to the sweet potato. It was just the right amount of sweetness for me, but of course you can always adjust to your own taste buds!


I’ve seen this blog survey making the rounds so I decided to fill it out myself (I also did this while watching American Idol last night!).

A-Z Survey

A. Age: 27

B. Bed size: King (as of 2011)…can’t believe we waited so long! I think my legs are getting longer from all the stretching I do now.

C. Chore you dislike: Scrubbing tile floors

D. Dogs: growing up- Pepper + Jasmine….RIP!! Both muts, both amazing dogs. I can’t wait to adopt my next one. I’m a huge, huge, huge dog lover. I was never a cat fan until Eric bought Sketchie! Now I love both cats and dogs, but I am still partial to dogs….shhhh.

E. Essential start to your day: Slippers

F. Favorite color: I can’t pick just one so- Blue, Pink, Orange, Green. I love colour!

G. Gold or silver: Gold…I’m old school and it looks best with my skin tone. I prefer silver for house décor though.

H. Height: 5’4.5" (but with my stilettos 5’9"!)

I. Instruments you play(ed): Well, let me just say that my best friend and I were formerly (currently!?) known as the ‘Squeak Sistas’…we rocked that Clarinet throughout school! Squeak!

J. Job title: Business owner/recipe developer/photographer/blogger/dish washer/molly maid.

K. Kids: Just Sketchie and our stuffed animals right now!

L. Live: Gorgeous green & hilly countryside…aka: The Sticks. We have 1 traffic light. Seriously. We did the big city thing for a couple years and did not enjoy the traffic headaches, pollution, and congestion.

M. Mom’s name: OSGMOM….Or Lori.

N. Nicknames: Dawn (middle name), Angie/Ange, Granola (one of my friends started calling me this when I went vegan! ha), Martha, shots, Lulu, Lil Gal, Skirts, Lids.

O. Overnight hospital stays: None yet…*knocks on wood*

P. Pet peeves: Stinky feet, finding another person’s hair in a hotel bathroom, pesticides on produce, finding used bandaids on the ground/swimming pool, when post office loses my parcels, Tigerblood, thinking I have a food in the fridge and finding out it is GONE!

Q. Quote from a movie: ‘You guys look like a bunch of ice cream cones!’ (Any guesses?)

R. Righty or lefty: Righty, but I used to try to teach myself how to be ambidextrous when I was young. no such luck.

S. Siblings: Sister Kristi, half-sis and half-bro: Kerrie and Chris, Step sis and step bro: Jennifer and Michael.

T. Time you wake up: Between 7-7:30am. Bedtime is 11:30-12:00 (we are both night owls and LOVE to stay up late, especially on weekends!).

U. Underwear: Oh I didn’t think this was that kind of questionnaire!

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Chard. That is the only one I can think of, so I guess I’m doing good!

W. What makes you run late: Traffic, Blogging, unexpected clothing freak-outs. I’m usually early though and hate to be late.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, pelvic area (when I had pelvic strain from running in 2009), Head (I fell on the ice and hit my head in 2008…outcome still unclear!).

Y. Yummy food you make: I’m really loving my spin-off oatmeals lately.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: The animals that are released back into the wild!

PS– My current American Idol Favs are: Paul, Pia, Haley, and Casey! What about you?


If you’d like, copy and paste this survey below and have a go at it! I love finding out about you guys.

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{ 130 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 4, 2011

OMG Ange, when this popped into my Reader I was a very very happy girl!! I love how things like sweet potato, carrots, and butternut squash add volume to breakfasts. I love using them in my oats because I find that one serving of oats doesn’t really provide very much! And I love your A-Z.. I hate scrubbing floors too!


2 Elisabeth March 4, 2011

Thank you so much for your posts. You are truly an inspiration and I am so grateful that I stumbled upon your blog!


3 Carly March 4, 2011

I love this survey!
1 traffic light? That’s amazing. I read (I think..) that your bakery is in Milton, is that where you live? My boyfriend is from Burlington and we are moving to Guelph in May, a bit bigger then where we are now where we often have stray cows in our front yard.


4 Alaina Rose March 4, 2011

That looks so divine. I was totally just trying to decide what to make for breakfast this morning. I think I have my answer! Thank you :-)


5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 4, 2011

The oatmeal looks fantastic. And I need to do that a-z poll on my blog at some point soon!


6 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) March 4, 2011

how decadent! looks like the perfect way to eat sweet potato in my opinion :)


7 Gen March 4, 2011

What a great idea to incorporate the sweet potato into your breakfast! And chocolate makes everything better! =D


8 Heather (heathers dish) March 4, 2011

That’s genius to grate the sweet potato…I’m going to have to try that this weekend!


9 Allison @ Food For Healing March 4, 2011

i did my abc’s on my blog about a week ago now, glad you joined in on the fun!
that oatmeal looks delicious. I always forget about sweet potatoes, i need to buy some and make something for supper one night.


10 Alayna @ Thyme Bombe March 4, 2011

Mmmmm…sounds like a great breakfast to wake up to. I love these quizzes, it’s a fun diversion!


11 Maxine March 4, 2011

Quick question! How long do you stay full after having that bowl of oats? I am a little curious!


12 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

Oats usually keep me full for 2-3 hours, but it depends on whether I workout in the morning. I typically have a small mid-morning snack too (usually veggies and hummus lately!)


13 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 4, 2011

Mmmmm it’s like dessert!!


14 Emily March 4, 2011

I made chocolate peanut butter last night for dinner (because I love breakfast for dinner!), but I’m thinking I will have to try this oatmeal over the weekend! I love pumpkin in my oatmeal, so I’m sure adding some sweet potato will be just as good!


15 Jena March 4, 2011

How did the Reno-cation turn out? I’m dying to see pics of your dining room paint!


16 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

We just finished installing and painting the baseboards last night! Now all we have to do is the electrical and find a chandelier this weekend. Should be posting pics this weekend!


17 Jackie @ Baking Charms March 4, 2011

I would have never thought to grate the sweet potato! What an easy way to incorporate it into certain meals.


18 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 4, 2011

Chocolate and sweet potato–what an interesting combo! Makes me think sweet potato fries dipped in chocolate would be delicious…


19 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

OMG!!! That is such a fun idea!


20 Stephanie March 4, 2011

Great idea! This sounds decadent without being unhealthy or overly sugary. Adding cocoa powder to thing is my favorite way to make something decadent and indulgent without making it super sweet. I can’t wait to try your recipe!


21 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 4, 2011

Chocolate for breakfast might be the best way to start the day, especially if it is healthy and filling!


22 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 4, 2011

Chocolate for breakfast might be the best way to start the day, especially if it is healthy and filling!


23 Ashley March 4, 2011

I still try to teach myself to be ambidextrous. It’s not happening.


24 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

haha I feel you!


25 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) March 4, 2011

SO CREATIVE!! i love your MEALS- you are a genius. i know ive said that like 10000 times, but just makin’ sure you know that!! ahah Im 5’3 and LOVE WHEN I GOTS MY heels on too!!


26 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

thanks! :)


27 Mimi March 4, 2011

I had carrot cake oatmeal this morning. To me, the carrots totally justified me adding some chocolate granola and white chocolate chips!


28 Alaina March 4, 2011

I did my own version on my page!

Your chocolate oatmeal looks so decadent! :-)


29 Elisa March 4, 2011

I am going to make this right now! Yum! So excited!


30 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 4, 2011

I love the sweet potato on the oatmeal idea. It looks awesome and so fudgy and dense. Yum!!!


31 Sandi March 4, 2011

We’re the same height! That half an inch is so important don’t you think? :D


32 Laurence Burris March 4, 2011

You have opened my eyes and imagination to try all sorts of different food combinations! I’m very much of a straight and narrow cook. But now I want to boldly go to where you have gone in making delicious dishes!


33 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

Thank you, that is the best compliment a cook can receive ;)


34 kate@ahealthypassion March 4, 2011

ooh im soo making this oatmeal this weekend, love sweet potatoes ive never tried them with chocolate before but it sounds absolutely amazing, enjoy your friday!


35 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen March 4, 2011

Good Lord – I am making this –….like now.


36 Amy March 4, 2011

A. Age: 37
B. Bed size: King
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning toilets!
D. Dogs: My beautiful 1 year old lab, named Maple. Her line was originally from Canada and she is the prettiest light yellow with golden “maple” hues.
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee!!!
F. Favorite color: Purple & Pink
G. Gold or silver: Both. My wedding band has both gold & silver on it.
H. Height: 5’6″
I. Instruments you play(ed): None. Private school – never learned. So sad!
J. Job title: In no order…Acctg Mgr, Mom. Wife, Baker and crafter of all things.
K. Kids: My girl, Hailey.
L. Live: New Mexico. Desert but surrounded by beautiful mountains and great weather.
M. Mom’s name: Mom.
N. Nicknames: George. My brother always wanted brothers (4 girls) so he gave all of us boy nicknames. It stuck.
O. Overnight hospital stays: 1 week after c-section delivery of my daughter.
P. Pet peeves: Missing socks, cluttered tables and the grocery store not having an ingredient that I need.
Q. Quote from a movie: “That’s my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that’s where my home is.” The Notebook.
R. Righty or lefty: Righty.
S. Siblings: 3 sisters and a brother. I am right in the middle.
T. Time you wake up: 5:30 am. Way too early!!!
U. Underwear: I will pass on this, thank you very much.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Chard & Kale. I have tried, several times. But, no thank you.
W. What makes you run late: An 8 year dragging her feet in the morning.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Too many to count.
Y. Yummy food you make:Bread, English muffins, enchiladas, Vegetarian Tamales.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Elephants.


37 saffity March 4, 2011

this is so funny that you and Ange both dislike Chard… leafy greens, especially steamed with a little salt and olive oil, are some of my favourite veggies. My Mom almost fell over when at 8 and 6 my brother and I requested cooked spinach (we’d been watching Popeye, and had read books with kids hating spinach, and wanted to see for ourselves). She hates it, but she couldn’t cook it fast enough for us.


38 Amy March 4, 2011

I want to like it. I have tried every way possible to prepare it. I thought for sure that I would love kale chips – Yuck! That taste was stuck in my mouth for hours! I am done trying. I do like fresh baby spinach – that make up for it.


39 Erin @ The Grass Skirt March 4, 2011

Loved reading your answers! We have the same favorites on American Idol! I was so nervous last night watching the results. I told my husband that if Pia didn’t make it through, we were not going to watch it anymore. Haha. I also like Lauren. She is so cute with her little accent.


40 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

It’s funny because I didn’t even notice Pia until Wed night performance…same with Eric. I don’t know how she wasn’t on our radar! She has one of the strongest voices in the comp.


41 Aubree March 4, 2011

That looks…DELICIOUS!


42 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy March 4, 2011

Wow – that oatmeal looks INCREDIBLE!

And I LOVE Legends of the Fall!


43 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

wow you got the quote!!!!


44 saffity March 4, 2011

This sounds AMAZING!!! Will definitely have to give it a try this weekend!

A. Age: 28
B. Bed size: Queensize
C. Chore you dislike: Dishes and Bathrooms
D. Dogs: I had Tasha till I was 4… I think she was part sheltie, then Teddy from 6-21, purebred British Golden Retriever, she was awesome!!! Now I have 2 cats.
E. Essential start to your day: Reading a passage in my Bible
F. Favorite color: Deep blue
G. Gold or silver: I actually like silver better
H. Height: almost 5’6″
I. Instruments you play(ed): Flute, Piano, Recorder
J. Job title: Office Services Assistant
K. Kids: a Tabby named Peari and a Siamese named Maow Maow
L. Live: In the same general area that hubby and I grew up. Tiny suburb at the VERY south end of a fairly small town.
M. Mom’s name: Mary (for both Hubby and I… it’s kinda scary)
N. Nicknames: Jess, Saff, Saffi, Pet, Bun (last two by Mom only)
O. Overnight hospital stays: way too many to count, most due to my stupidity.
P. Pet peeves: Hubby and Roommate being stupidly competative…
Q. Quote from a movie: “Let me explain, no there is too much, let me sum up”
R. Righty or lefty: Lefty, but with a fair ability in my right hand, enough that if my Left stopped working, I wouldn’t be helpless.
S. Siblings: 1 Brother – Wes, 2 step siblings – Sarah, Ian, 2 Step Siblings in law – Chris, Jen
T. Time you wake up: 5:20 AM – 8 am on weekends
U. Underwear: Anything comfortable.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: PARSNIPS!
W. What makes you run late: Distractions, I love pretty shiney things.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Knee, chiropractic, face, ankle, wrists, teeth, lower back
Y. Yummy food you make: Multi-use spaghetti sauce
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Zoos make me sad, but there was a reptile area in Toronto where they had Frogs that would be extinct if it wasn’t for the zoo, and they were getting a group of them ready to go back to the wild, so that’s pretty cool.


45 Allison March 4, 2011

I made this for breakfast subbing carrots and using less water- it was delicious and not overly sweet! It was also quick to make. I love it. :)


46 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

nice! :)


47 Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 4, 2011

Since I probably won’t be doing this on my blog, here goes:

A. Age: 25
B. Bed size: Twin… ha ha, I still sleep in a (bunk) beddie by myself mostly!
C. Chore you dislike: Washing dishes
D. Dogs: My dad’s puppy Bruno (we think he’s part chihuahua but will prob be a medium-sized dog)
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast, my favorite meal of the day
F. Favorite color: Green!
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5’1″ (wish there was more to that story)
I. Instruments you play(ed): Flute — in middle school
J. Job title: Full-time student, human resources intern
K. Kids: Not yet!
L. Live: Not sure… with my boyfriend??
M. Mom’s name: “Mommy”! Ha ha
N. Nicknames: Juj… blah
O. Overnight hospital stays: None, though I’ve had 2 day surgeries
P. Pet peeves: Drivers on cell phones; people to chat excessively at the gym
Q. Quote from a movie: “That’s me in a nutshell. Help! How did I get stuck in this nutshell?”
R. Righty or lefty: Righty.
S. Siblings: 4 sisters; I’m the middle child
T. Time you wake up: 5:30 am weekdays (so I can work out)
U. Underwear: Should be clean
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Raw bell peppers, bittermelon
W. What makes you run late: The urge to stay in bed
X. X-rays you’ve had: Just dental
Y. Yummy food you make: Vegan stuff, according to the boyfriend; and my non-vegan blueberry cheesecake bars
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Haven’t been in a while… will think about this the next time I go!


48 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day March 4, 2011

This looks so good!

I’m a dog person too. As a child, I had a cat and was afraid of dogs, but since rescuing my precious pit bull, Jorda, I have become totally in love with all dogs!


49 Julie @ Shining From Within March 4, 2011

NOMMM!! I love all your oatmeal spin-offs. Keep ’em comin ;)


50 Meghan @ StruggleMuffins March 4, 2011

Ohhh myyyyy! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and am finally making the jump to commenting – because this oatmeal just looked too delicious to not comment on. I’m always amazed at how you make a simple thing like oatmeal and turn it into a masterpiece. I can’t wait to make this!


51 Leilani March 4, 2011

Yep hands down they are my four favorite too! They are amazing! Please tell me where you guys found Sketchie – I wanna cat & your cat is so damn beautiful!


52 Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude March 4, 2011

I LOVE THIS IDEA! I’m also excited to make the casserole! :-p


53 Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude March 4, 2011

I LOVE THIS IDEA! I’m also excited to make the casserole! :-p


54 Dana March 4, 2011

A. Age: old! (39)
B. Bed size: Full
C. Chore you dislike: cleaning the toilit
D. Dogs: No pet I livined in apts growing up and now.

E. Essential start to your day: Goodbelly vitamins drink
F. Favorite color: pink when I was younger , Black now because it nake you look good.
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5’6
I. Instruments you play(ed): my voice I was in chorus until highschool.
J. Job title: showroom assistant for dress company.
K. Kids: twins Nicholas and Imari age 6
L. Live: In Brooklyn, NY. The best place in the world. Next to Paris of course!
M. Mom’s name: Tammy
N. Nicknames: Dan, Dee
O. Overnight hospital stays: having the twins.
P. Pet peeves: long long lines, when thing are missing and I know I put it there.
Q. Quote from a movie: (“go a head make my day!”)

R. Righty or lefty: Righty, but was born a left and my mom made me a righty.
S. Siblings: None, only child. I am not selfish or self-centers. I will share my cookies with you I swear !
T. Time you wake up: at 6:00AM to get the kids ready and then me for work.
U. Underwear: yes please. no camando for me!
V. Vegetables you don’t like: I like them all.
W. What makes you run late: not knowing what to wear.
X. no x-rays for me.
Y. Yummy food you make: kale salad with home made balsamtic dressing.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: tigers are so beautiful.


55 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free March 4, 2011

Oh my gawd. That bowl looks like it would fill me up for hours. I’ve been eating plain oats or oat bran with pb on top for too long. I need some excitement like sweet potato! Thanks for the recipe!


56 Andrea B. @ Vegvacious March 4, 2011

I have been obsessed with sweet potatoes lately….and I’ve been really enjoying your oatmeal recipes, so I have a feeling this will be another winner at my house! I love the ABC blog that’s been circulating – I did it last week:


57 Tamara March 4, 2011

Perfect timing! my husband always eats oatmeal for breakfast, and since he’s been gone for a week, this will be the perfect welcome home present for him! thanks Angela!!


58 Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) March 4, 2011

Interesting, here’s mine!
A-Z Survey

A. Age: 36
B. Bed size: King-size, baby! I like room to roam.
C. Chore you dislike: Putting away clean laundry, cleaning the cats’ litter box.
D. Dogs: I’m a cat person (i.e. crazy cat lady).
E. Essential start to your day: Cup o’ tea.
F. Favorite color: Purple although I have to say it doesn’t look that great on my bedroom wall.
G. Gold or silver: Would it be snobby to say platinum? :)
H. Height: 5’3 3/4″
I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano. Not very well. Superfluous fact: I have a music note tattoed on my ankle.
J. Job title: Grad student, blogger? Still working that one out.
K. Kids: Feline fur-babies: Roxy and Xena.
L. Live: Along California’s central coast. Beautiful, rolling hills with the Pacific ocean in the background. Also live part-time in the So. California Palm Springs-area.
M. Mom’s name: Sandy.
N. Nicknames: Sissy, Carebear.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Just the day I was born!
P. Pet peeves: Inefficiency, ignorance, when people whistle, hum or sing at the gym. Shall I go on?
Q. Quote from a movie: I never remember movie quotes.
R. Righty or lefty: I am afflicted with left-handedness.
S. Siblings: younger sister, Emily.
T. Time you wake up: 6:30-7.
U. Underwear: yes, please.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: This list used to be very, very long. Now I would probably just say mustard greens. They are truly awful.
W. What makes you run late: I’m a stickler for being on-time but sometimes I get distracted by doing something on the computer.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Dental comes to mind?
Y. Yummy food you make: I adore banana soft-serve with peanut butter. It’s the yummiest thing in the whole world.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Big cats but I’m leery of zoos.


59 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa March 4, 2011

Love this idea for breakfast! Will have to sub in the chocolate peanut butter I just made the other day for straight up chocolate though…can’t get enough of it!


60 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 4, 2011

I know EXACTLY what I’m eating for breakfast tomorrow morning! This looks excellent! A boost of even MORE fiber in the morning? I’m all over this.


61 my little celebration March 4, 2011

Your sweet potato chocolate oats look SO GOOD. I seriously need to try those. Perhaps tomorrow :D.


62 laura March 4, 2011

Another fabulous oatmeal recipe!
I might post this back onto my blog if you dont mind :)
Love your job title.


63 Ally March 4, 2011

Yum! I love that you grated the sweet potato – I once tried adding sweet potato chunks to my oatmeal and it was…revolting. Shredded is a great idea :)

A-L Survey (I got lazy!)

A. Age: 24

B. Bed size: Queen. Would kill for a King.

C. Chore you dislike: Drying dishes. Irritates me!

D. Dogs: I am also a crazy cat lady.

E. Essential start to your day: Hot water with lemon.

F. Favorite color: Pink.

G. Gold or silver: Silver (white gold if I could afford it).

H. Height: 5″7.

I. Instruments you play(ed): Okay on the piano, terrible on the guitar.

J. Job title: Unemployed :( Most recently, Communications Coordinator.

K. Kids: No kiddies, except the occasional food baby I get…

L. Live: Toronto! YEAH T-DOT!


64 Brandy March 4, 2011

A, what the crap is CHARD? Never heard of that :)
B, LOL at “Tigerblood.” Agreed.


65 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 4, 2011

CHOCOLATE sweet potato oats? I adored the first iteration… this one might put me in a food-joy coma. Add a homemade marshmallow and you just put Thanksgiving in a bowl for me. :)


66 Eva March 4, 2011

Yay, sweet potatoes! I can’t seem to get enough of sweet potatoes recently. I noticed that vanilla extract wasn’t included in your ingredient list but was included in your picture – I’m assuming it’s 1 tsp vanilla? Anyway, this looks amazing!


67 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

yup! added it in :)


68 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 4, 2011

Wow chocolate and sweet potato? I’ve got to try this!


69 Michelle March 4, 2011

Sweet potato is so perfect for oatmeal – natural sweetness!


70 Madeleine@ Stepping to the Brightside March 4, 2011

Looks like I just found breakfast… gotta go! LOVE the a-z survey :)


71 Leia March 4, 2011

This was a fun read and the recipe looks awesome too! I especially loved reading your nicknames (LOL at Granola). I’ve had odd nicknames: Lilliput, Lipstick, Sticky…!


72 Amber K March 4, 2011

I’m so glad I finally saw a blogger say that they have a King sized bed! I’m amazed at how many people “make do” with a Queen. Then again, I’m biased because my husband is 6’8” and there is just no way we fit on a Queen!


73 Roz March 4, 2011

Nice to get to know you more Angela. My God I’m old enough to be your mother! Granted, I would have been a YOUNG mother…but still. :) Have a great day!


74 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit March 4, 2011

This looks and sounds delicious! I’ve just been told I’m allergic to potatoes, but sweet potatoes are in! Heck ya! I wonder if sweet potato chocolate chip cookies would be any good? Totally trying it. Thanks for the inspiration :)


75 Lesley March 4, 2011

One thing I hate about AI = the really long shows to find out something they could tell you in two seconds, ha. Oh well! At least it’s time you can use to be productive, as you did ; )


76 Pure2raw twins March 4, 2011

Love learning more about you. Your mom has a great name ;) I am 5’ reason I love to wear heels. Always tell people I am still waiting for my growth spurt, haha


77 Catherine March 4, 2011

This breakfast looks fun. This is slightly unrelated, but I had to tell you how much I love your chilled double chocolate torte. (The comments were closed on that page). I made it for my husband for Valentine’s day and we both loved it! Plus, having extra chocolate “pudding” hanging around was a nice treat.

Also, I finally just tried your VOO for the first time, and my mom and I really enjoyed it! We think it’ll be especially good for the spring and summer when a cool breakfast is welcome. Thanks for all the great recipes.


78 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

Thanks for letting me know Catherine!


79 Jenna A. | The Paleo Project March 4, 2011

I just ready your A-Z and my middle name is Dawn too, I have a half sis, half bro, step sis, step bro too! Twins??


80 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

haha cool!


81 Moni'sMeals March 4, 2011

I enjoyed your survey!

I am all over this recipe. It is so me. :) Hearty, healthy, and delicious

This year on Idol is amazing, so good this year!


82 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food March 4, 2011

What a great idea for sweet potatoes! Love it!


83 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 4, 2011

I did the quiz on my blog last week. It’s been fun reading everyone’s answers. Pet Peeves and how people tackle the Underwear questions have been fun.

Someone else’s hair, yes gross!

And also slow, aimless, meandering people that hog the sidewalk and don’t have any clue Im on a mission and trying to get past them.

Grating all that sweet potato = arm workout
All the choc melted on top = worth it :)


84 claire March 4, 2011

I definitely need to make this ASAP but I need a new box grater because I only have a wimpy small one these days! Love the A-Z…think it is time I fill out mine too!


85 Ellie@fitforthesoul March 4, 2011

That sounds like a delicious oatmeal recipe! And I love the name Dawn~So pretty and refreshing. I’m big on names and their meanings! :D


86 Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 4, 2011

A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning out the fridge – blech!
D. Dogs: none! Live with 2 cats but neither are mine.
E. Essential start to your day: Listening to the radio while I get ready.
F. Favorite color: Red wine :)
G. Gold or silver: Gold
H. Height: 5’11 – I’m tall!
I. Instruments you play(ed): Violin, then flute, then trombone(!) and that lasted the longest
J. Job title: Editor/Blogger
K. Kids: none
L. Live: Washington, DC
M. Mom’s name: Lucy
N. Nicknames: Bethy Bubbles (cringe)!
O. Overnight hospital stays: I had my appendix out when I was 18. Same room/same bed as my brother one year earlier!
P. Pet peeves: Crunchy chewing when I’m trying to concentrate
Q. Quote from a movie: Anything from Closer. I think that script is so well-written!
R. Righty or lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: Older brother Richard, Younger sister Louisa
T. Time you wake up: 5:30 – eek!
U. Underwear: I like it
V. Vegetables you don’t like: I love all veggies.
W. What makes you run late: Metro delays
X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, ankle – 3 times!
Y. Yummy food you make: Got to agree with oats
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Giraffes, polar bears


87 jenna March 4, 2011

oh this looks like such an amazing way to start the day! :) chocolate and sp?? mmm hhmmm!!


88 Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 4, 2011

Yum! I can imagine how great of a texture the SP shreds gave the oats.


89 Andrea March 4, 2011

I love your pictures that you take for the recipes! Everything is lined up nicely :)


90 lauren @ spiced plate March 4, 2011

I had oatmeal for the first time in 2 weeks today (I am on a cleanse and reintroduced non-seed grains into my diet today!) and it was so good. No chocolate yet, but I’ve been on a wicked sweet potato streak lately…so this would be fantastic.

A-Z Survey

A. Age: 27 — you seem so much more accomplished than me, though!

B. Bed size: Full, as of this autumn — before that my husband and I shared a twin!!

C. Chore you dislike: putting fitted sheets on the bed

D. Dogs: I’ve never had dogs…or cats, until recently — my kittys’ names are basil and pepper

E. Essential start to your day: tea

F. Favorite color: A nice deep green

G. Gold or silver: silver…although I wear white gold, too

H. Height: 5 ft 7 inches

I. Instruments you play(ed): Flute and oboe

J. Job title: Homeschool Enrichment Guide

K. Kids: Just my kitties and students!

L. Live: Portland, Maine

M. Mom’s name: Deborah

N. Nicknames: L-train, L-Boogie, L-dog, darling, honey, Ellie.

O. Overnight hospital stays: None yet! Let’s keep it that way

P. Pet peeves: when people don’t use their blinkers!

Q. Quote from a movie: “Just when I thought I was out, they sucked me back in!” – Godfather III

R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: A 21 year old lovely sister

T. Time you wake up: When the sun comes up

U. Underwear: Oh I didn’t think this was that kind of questionnaire!

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Corn. and potatoes. but i love sweet potatoes.

W. What makes you run late: too many things to do!!

X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, arm, and lungs

Y. Yummy food you make: spicy curries and masalas.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: goats?


91 Jess *Forever Addicting* March 4, 2011

I’m really glad you posted this recipe because I was actually craving sweet potato for breaky the other day! YUM! You made a great call on this one LOL. Yay the “ABC’S of Me”..I plan to fill that out shortly too. Such a cute survey.

xo Jess


92 Regina March 4, 2011

Ha! I just saw that movie and cracked up at that line! Legends of the Fall!

P.S. My Alaskan aunt and I swoon over your blog regularly. Thank you for so many fabulous posts!


93 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

Kindred spirits! My bestie and I used to laugh and laugh at that movie growing up. We were a bit obsessed!
Thanks for your kind words :)


94 Christine (The Raw Project) March 4, 2011

The oatmeal looks wonderful, I can’t wait to try this – thanks for the recipe!

Chard is not my fave either, I usually end up stir frying it.


95 Ashley @ Taste for Healthy March 4, 2011

How delicious and comforting does this oatmeal look?! I could definitely enjoy this for breakfast! :) When I am finished ‘detoxing’ I will have to try it!


96 Kylie March 4, 2011

I haven’t don’t one of these in ages-

A. Age: 19

B. Bed size: European Queen (if only it were as big as regular queens)

C. Chore you dislike: all of them?- actually just cleaning the stovetop

D. Dogs: bella- but she had to go to a new home because she didn’t get along with my beloved vivian (aka my cat)

E. Essential start to your day: coffee!

F. Favorite color: burgundy

G. Gold or silver: silver, or rose gold

H. Height: 6′

I. Instruments you play(ed): guitar, a little piano, and the triangle

J. Job title: student, photographer, makeup artist

K. Kids: my ever growing eeyore collection

L. Live: in Paris, but crave the countryside

M. Mom’s name: momma kerri

N. Nicknames: Jordan, sweetheart, klylie

O. Overnight hospital stays: a couple…

P. Pet peeves: myself,

Q. Quote from a movie: “the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

R. Righty or lefty: righty

S. Siblings: sisters: rebecca sarah and mary

T. Time you wake up: depends on when I have class- between 6-10

U. Underwear: …

V. Vegetables you don’t like: gonna have to agree with you on the chard- oh and cooked spinach

W. What makes you run late: makeup, when I can’t find my shoes.

X. X-rays you’ve had: too many to name- i’m a bit of a clutz

Y. Yummy food you make: I’m also really loving your oatmeal spinoffs- but does it still count if its a yummy food YOU make and Ijust copy?

Z. Zoo animal favorites: reptile house.


97 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 4, 2011

haha of course! ;)


98 Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista) March 4, 2011

I absolutely love your blog and never am I dissappointed with your fabulous creations :) This looks so good!


99 Baking 'n' Books March 4, 2011

Ah – it is so nice to read that there is someone else who actually stays up late…and gets up early. Although I’m up at 6. Boo :(

3 inch stilettos?!!! Yikes!

Oatmeal looks spectacular. I put squash -like pumpkin in mine alot so I guess that’s kind of similar?


100 Lou March 4, 2011

ooooh legend of the fall! :)

A-Z Survey

A. Age: 15

B. Bed size: idk… but fairly small :P

C. Chore you dislike: i wouldn’t know yet :D

D. Dogs: none…. but hopefully someday!

E. Essential start to your day: Slippers and bathroom

F. Favorite color: red and black

G. Gold or silver: silver even though my parents always tell me that gold is more valuable.

H. Height: 5’4.5″ (but with my stilettos 5’9″!)

I. Instruments you play(ed): piano and the guitar.

J. Job title: student :P

K. Kids: i’ll stop being one myself first…

L. Live: in a busy city, Hong Kong. Would rather go back to France but..

M. Mom’s name: May. She was born on May.

N. Nicknames: my name is too short for one :P

O. Overnight hospital stays: nope

P. Pet peeves: people crackling their knuckles, the image of someone squeezing a bottle of honey into their mouth, really bad singing, or when my dad starts to sing with his guitar….shh

Q. Quote from a movie: ”ITS SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE”

R. Righty or lefty: Righty though my sister is a lefty :)

S. Siblings: One younger sister who is a head taller than me, Megan. One older half sister in France and one old half brother in uni in england.

T. Time you wake up: For school….7. Weekend.. i WISH to wake up at 9 but always end up waking up at 8 :(

U. Underwear: hahaha ooooh babeh getting a little personal i see.

V. Vegetables you don’t like: eggplant..well i like it in ratatouille… i guess i like all kinds then.oh wait no i don’t like beet root!

W. What makes you run late: Finding something nicer to wear…and doing business in the bathroom ahhaha sorry.

X. X-rays you’ve had: brain. and my legs when they thought one of my leg was longer than the other… but i was still growing then so don’t freak out the lil girl.

Y. Yummy food you make: madeleines! chinese egg tarts! i swear they were better than the one in the bakery.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: The ones that are quiet.

PS- My current American Idol Favs are: is James Durbin in..? But Adam Lambert will always be my favouriteee <3


101 Lou March 4, 2011

oops missed one..
height: short short short.


102 Mel March 4, 2011

Could I sub carob powder for cocoa powder? I am so excited to try this!!!


103 Camille March 4, 2011

Oh my gosh, that is one of the greatest looking recipes I have ever seen!


104 stacey-healthylife March 4, 2011

Mmmmm, that looks amazing. I never think of grating things like carrots or sweet potatoes.


105 Emma March 4, 2011

omg I can’t wait to try this! I was obsessed with your carrot cake oatmeal for a while so I’m sure I’ll go crazy for this too! although i do need to buy a shredder, oh poor college student, me…


106 Gail March 4, 2011

I love surveys – they’re always so fun and you learn so much about people:
A. Age: 44
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the toilet (blech!)
D. Dogs: 3 bull terriers: Roz, Ellie and Boomer. We used to have a springer spaniel mix – SynJyn – I miss him :0(
E. Essential start to your day: fresh juiced veggie juice – usually with carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, ginger and apple. I’d use kale or collard greens, but I shouldn’t eat those raw because of my thyroid.
F. Favorite color: Blue
G. Gold or silver: That’s hard to say, I’ve got a lot of both!
H. Height: 5’4″ (interestingly, I used to measure 5′ 3 3/4″, but recently I measure 5′ 4 1/4″. I attribute it to better posture from yoga.
I. Instruments you play(ed): Nada.
J. Job title: Systems Engineer
K. Kids: none, just my fourlegged tailed babies.
L. Live: Suburb of Denver called Highlands Ranch in Colorado
M. Mom’s name: Mary
N. Nicknames: Honey (from my husband), Goo, Goober
O. Overnight hospital stays: Yes, twice. Once when I was five and slipped on ice and got a concussion, and when I was twenty I fell skiing, tore up my knee and had to have reconstructive surgery.
P. Pet peeves: Eating with your mouth open, and making that smacking sound.
Q. Quote from a movie: “I feel like I’m babysitting but not getting paid” (Goonies), “I’m not sure your friend cares about anything, or anyone.” “I care” (Star Wars)
R. Righty or lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: 3 sisters: Suzanne (estranged), Sharon and Janet.
T. Time you wake up: Varies. I’m a shift worker, so sometimes I get up at 3:50am, other times around 2pm, and on days off between 8-10am.
U. Underwear: No one’s business but mine and my husbands ;0)
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Any squash other than pumpkin, spinach.
W. What makes you run late: My stupid hair won’t cooperate. The dogs won’t cooperate.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, both knees (I’ve torn both of them up skiing)
Y. Yummy food you make: I’ve turned into quite a foodie. Soups, chilis, those are my specialties.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: I usually get a little depressed for the animals in the zoo. But, my favorites usually are the wild cats.


107 Zestful Lou March 4, 2011

That sounds like a lot of sweet for the morning!

P.S. I received my shipment of Glo Bars the other day and have been enjoying them immensely! Thanks!!!


108 Gina March 4, 2011

I love sweet potato oats :)


109 D. March 4, 2011

I am absolutely making this tomorrow morning before I go to work.

And I LOVE Paul! I think his little awkward dance he does while he sings is so hilarious! And Casey kills it on the stand up bass!

For girls I am for Lauren Alaina all the way!


110 Kat @ Cupcake Kat March 4, 2011

This recipe is very unique and it sounds delicious!
I think I’ll post the ABC survey on my blog


111 Annette @ EnjoyYOURHealthyLife March 4, 2011

what an amazing recipe– thanks!!! Love your A-Z’s!


112 Lori March 4, 2011

A. Age: 33

B. Bed size: King

C. Chore you dislike: Pretty much all of them. The worst? Floors/mopping.

D. Dogs: I have three who I love to pieces.

E. Essential start to your day: Shower

F. Favorite color: cobalt blue

G. Gold or silver: Gold, but I truly like both

H. Height: 5’8

I. Instruments you play(ed): clarinet. some oboe.

J. Job title: Attorney/Business Owner

K. Kids: My pets

L. Live: Every day like it’s your last

M. Mom’s name: Terry

N. Nicknames: Lor, counselor, freak, loser, dork

O. Overnight hospital stays: Zero

P. Pet peeves: Oh… many. Let’s choose one. People who drive in the fast lane, slowly.

Q. Quote from a movie: “Let’s ALL go!” (Legally Blonde)
R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: One sister. One stepbrother.

T. Time you wake up: during the week, around 715 AM. Weekends, around 830 AM

U. Underwear: Thongs.

W. What makes you run late: my husband. traffic.

X. X-rays you’ve had: teeth

Y. Yummy food you make: fish tacos

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Monkeys of any sort.


113 Taylor March 4, 2011

Oh my, this breakfast is one after my own heart.


114 Jenny March 5, 2011

I love the healthy chocolate recipes.


115 Cameo March 5, 2011

That looks so delicious, I must try it out for myself…soon! Thanks for the idea!


116 Hannah March 5, 2011

My regular breakfast is oatbran cooked with soy milk, topped with peanut butter, maple syrup, and a heckuva lot more dark chocolate than 1/2 square ;) S’pose I should squeeze in some veggies sometime…

P.S. I played the clarinet for years. Squeak!


117 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 5, 2011

squeak sista!


118 Alyneee March 5, 2011

Mmm, just made it for brekkers.



119 Cristal March 5, 2011

this looks delicous! Thanks for sharing. This will be on my week menu to try. Today I am going to try butternut squash oatmeal with coconut butter, and tomorrow I was going to try Maca powder/cocoa Oats. Have you ever heard of Maca powder? I stumbled across it the other day in someone’s blog, and I don’t think you have any recipes that include Maca powder. You should look into it, it may be something you want to try =) Let me know if you ever tried it or if you do have recipes that include it was i bought some and need ways to use it up =) have a good weekend angela! I live in Barrie, ON so its pretty close to you, wonder if your getting the same rain i am?? ttyl


120 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 5, 2011

Hey Cristal! Yes I do use Maca powder on a regular basis. I don’t like the taste but I do enjoy it ‘masked’ in a green monster. I only use about 1/2-1 tsp per smoothie. Hope this helps!



121 Richelle March 5, 2011

Great idea putting sweet potato into oatmeal! I must try this.


122 Jolene ( March 5, 2011

I am loving Paul on AI, and Lauren Alaina – she is adorable!


123 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 5, 2011

After reading this, I think I am going to have oatmeal for lunch too!!!! It sounds amazing! :D

I love that Ice Cream quote! I wish I knew where it was from.



124 Diana @ frontyardfoodie March 5, 2011

Have you ever noticed how gorgeous your readers are? I love seeing all the pretty happy people!

A. Age: 24
B. Bed size: Not sure, either a full or a queen. I think it’s a full and would definitely like a bigger bed some day. Me and the hubs like to sprawl. haha
C. Chore you dislike: cleaning the bathroom! It’s gross!
D. Dogs: I have a cocker spaniel named Lady. We have a love/hate relationship. I love her but usually don’t like her. haha
E. Essential start to your day: Seeing my little baby’s smile. It is priceless.
F. Favorite color: Green, like the baby leaf color.
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5’5″ Average. Average height, average weight, and everything!
I. Instruments you play(ed): violin and piano. I don’t have a piano now but plan to get one when we move. I used to play the violin all the time but it’s been too long. Being a mom takes a lot of time!
J. Job title: Just got hire as a stay at home mom! Quit my job as an executive assistant at an international corporation
K. Kids: I have a little six month old! He’s so much fun and I can’t believe how much I love being a mom.
L. Live: In KC, MO with my hubs.
M. Mom’s name: Weird question! My mom’s name is Catherine.
N. Nicknames: Banana, D, Princess Di…..
O. Overnight hospital stays: Just one, for when my baby was born!
P. Pet peeves: people who walk lethargically in store isles. It happens at walmart and that is one reason why I never go there.
Q. Quote from a movie: “There *was* nothing wrong with it… until I was about twelve years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys. ” Micheal Bolton Office Space.
R. Righty or lefty: Righty.
S. Siblings: 7 kids in my fam, five girls, two boys and I’m the third kid from the top.
T. Time you wake up: 7:30 because I have a little alarm clock named Avery who coos that time every day.
U. Underwear: I like it boycut baby.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: mushrooms, I didn’t like celery or green bell peppers until this week. I HATE okra too.
W. What makes you run late: making sure I have everything I need. Having a baby complicates that but even before the baby I’d forget my cellphone or something!
X. X-rays you’ve had: dental, ankle, foot, well, pretty much everything!
Y. Yummy food you make: hummus, pizza, my hubby says I make a wicked hot wing but I don’t eat meat haha, pumpking pie and muffins!
Z. Zoo animal favorites: I’m not really much of a zoo fan because it’s sad to see the animals cooped up but I love watching the seals swim and play. They’re so graceful underwater and awkward on land.


125 Tori March 7, 2011

Tigerblood!!! HAHAHA


126 Sharon March 8, 2011

I read your blog all the time, I don’t know how I missed this one. I got a whole bunch of chard yesterday at my CSA and was hoping you would have some kind of recipes to use it all up in – sadly my search turned up this survey and since you don’t like chard I’m guessing I’m not going to have any luck finding any chard recipes on here ;). Ooooh well, I’m just glad my search turned up this post that I guess I somehow missed because this oatmeal looks SOOO good. I eat oatmeal every morning and I tend to just stick to easy (delicious yet boring) oatmeal. I need to start spicing it up a bit!


127 melanie March 8, 2011

We had this for breakfast this morning. My toddler kept saying “I don’t want sweet potato in my porridge!” Which I ignored of course because she a)loves sweet potato and b)doesn’t know what she is talking about. I also added half a banana because she was upset that I wasn’t making banana porridge so that was my comprimise. Of course, when breakfast tasted like chocolate pudding she stopped complaining. So thank you so much for this recipe, it was wonderful. I didn’t add the extra chocolate though – I think that sets a bad precedent for a 3-year old’s breakfast (somehow banana porridge just won’t cut it anymore when you can have chocolate porridge!)


128 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 8, 2011

haha that is such a cute story! Glad it was enjoyed after all. :)


129 Lindsey March 10, 2011

Ok, so first of all, I LOVE the recipes that you create. Thank you! and this one is NO exception. As I was making it I was a bit skeptical of the flavors together, but one bite and I was totally won over! I have been craving chocolate all week, and this HIT the spot. I also have to say that I used a left-over half of a baked sweet potato (no toppings) instead of shredded fresh, which worked great since I was in a rush trying to head out the door to work. it worked GREAT@! and tasted wonderful, to the point that I am sharing the recipe around the office. Thank you for creating the things you do and putting them out there for us! I am so glad to follow your blog.
p.s. you inspire me because I’ve had a very similar journey in weight and self-image.


130 Jessica August 11, 2012

beautiful! looks amazing!! a sweet potato once landed in my morning oatmeal.. and now with chocolate =perfect, like sweet potato brownies!!! thanks Angela!!


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