Black Forest Oatmeal Delight for Busy Writers

Black Forest Oatmeal Delight for Busy Writers

Golden oatmeal grains growing in the field.
Golden grains of oatmeal in the field. Your Black Forest Oatmeal Delight may not appear as... sublime... in the bowl.

A European-style, prepared-in-advance, one-dish sustenance for busy writers. Guaranteed to stick to your spoon, and not your ribs.

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.)



  • 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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JoAnn Chateau
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JoAnn likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about Chester, the Alpha Bichon -- with a dash of humor and a dab of Poli-Sci. Her views and insights are tinted by a former profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and training in Library and Information Science. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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