Every writer needs food to fuel the creative juices. But you can’t stop work every 5-6 hours to prepare a meal!

Happily, I quite serendipitously discovered Black Forest Oatmeal Delight in my own kitchen the other day. You probably have the necessary ingredients on hand, too. Whip it up in ten minutes. Prepare a batch in advance and feed on it for a week. Good hot or cold.

While blueberry-topped oatmeal is OK, Black Forest Oatmeal Delight is lusciously European… in your mouth. It also provides nutritional support that may enhance the longevity of sedentary authors.

I am neither a doctor, nor a dietitian, nor a nutritionist. But I think:

  • Oatmeal has soluble fiber.
  • Cherry antioxidants combat inflammation.
  • Walnuts do too, and have protein.
  • Coconut oil makes your liver burn fat, instead of store it around the mid-drift.
  • Cocoa lifts your mood, increases sensory perception, and intensifies the creative urge. Stay at the keyboard and sublimate that boost into your work.
  • Himalayan pink salt is for trace minerals!
  • If you insist, add blueberries to ward off dementia. Whether or not that will improve your writing is anyone’s guess.

Black Forest Oatmeal Delight is a surprisingly tasty concoction. It makes 2-4 servings, conceivably enough to feed a busy writer for one 24-hour period. You may modify the ingredients to suit your own taste. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed.

Black Forest Oatmeal Delight

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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European-style, prepared-in-advance, one-dish sustenance for busy writers. Guaranteed to stick to your spoon, and not your ribs. (May appear indifferent in bowl.)

Credit: JoAnnChateau.blog


  • Oatmeal, 1 cup
  • Water, 1 3/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon
  • Dried cherries, 1/3 cup
  • Chopped walnuts, 1/3 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon
  • Pink Himylaian salk, to taste
  • Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Honey or sugar, if desired


  1. Measure oatmeal and water. Add to pan.
  2. Also add cherries, walnuts, cocoa, and salt to pan.
  3. Simmer concoction for 5 minutes. Remove from heat
  4. Stir in coconut oil, and sweetener as desired.
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