Long before the whole-grain fashion began I was exploring ways to eat nutritious food for pennies and in minutes, and subsist on a low-low budget. Oats and all their possibilities were, as they still are, at the top of my list.
- 3 cup milk or dairy-free milk, low fat OK
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup maple syrup or agave, or a little more to taste (wait till you taste the finished dessert before adding)
- 2 tablespoon instant coffee powder
- 3 tablespoon rum or brandy
- 1 cup coconut milk
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the temperature to medium low and cook covered for about 20 minutes. Thin with a little more milk if you like it a little looser. Pour into a bowl, or a dozen individuals bowls and chill.