Chocolatey Banana and Oats – Chocoholics Welcome

January 20, 2012 § 3 Comments

oatmeal with chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, and chia seeds

Ok, first things first, the fact that we can even call this breakfast – and a healthy one at that – is crazy. But I kid you not. What you’re looking at is a scrumptious, chocolatey, nutty, and yes, healthy, bowl of oats that will start your day off right.

We all know the health benefits of oatmeal but I had never really cared for it. I spent my whole life thinking I didn’t like oatmeal but now I realize that I just never had it prepared properly. Now I literally can’t wait to get up and have my morning oatmeal.

In general, I mix it up and make what I have on hand. A few staples include vanilla flavored almond milk and chia seeds (If you’ve never had chia seeds, they are loaded with omega 3 and essentially tasteless). Other than that, it’s free game. I throw in fresh cut apples, bananas, pear, berries, nuts, and my secret ingredient: peanut or almond butter.

oatmeal with raw cacao, bananas, chia seeds

One day I decided to try and add in some raw cacao and that’s how this concotion came to be. It is my absolute favorite combo yet and provides a super powerful, nutrient dense breakfast. The raw cacao creates not only a dense chocolatey delight, but provides powerful antioxidants and minerals.

(Bonus for the ladies: if it’s that time of the month, make this for breakfast! The minerals in the raw cacao are essential for your body and help reduce cramping.)

Caution: eating such a delicious, nutritious breakfast may make you abnormally sweet for the day :)

delicious sweet oatmeal, fruit, banana, chocolate, chia seeds

Chocolatey Banana and Oats
Serves 1

A note on this recipe: this creates a velvety rich chocolate bowl of oats. If you aren’t as big a fan of the chocolate, just use less. Try a few times and find what amount you like. The below isn’t hard fast measurements. Just throw in what works for you. If you want your oatmeal drier – add more oats, for a wetter oatmeal, add more milk.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vanilla flavored almond milk
  • several dashes cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • nuts of your choice – I like raw walnuts and almonds

Directions

  1. Heat the milk on high with several dashes of cinnamon in a small saucepan several minutes until steaming. Once steaming, turn the heat off and stir in the nut butter.
  2. In your breakfast bowl, pour in the oats, chia seeds, and cacao. Top with the milk mixture and stir. Add banana and nuts and serve.
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