Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
I just had this delicious breakfast! Yesterday was the reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club, Group B. I later heard about a couple bloggers who were orphans and didn’t have anything from their blog posted by anyone else. I always like filling in when I can and started looking through one of the blogs, Peanut Butter and Peppers. What a great blog Jennifer has. Read about her Weight Loss Story and be inspired. I was/am. I have also learned along the way that you can still have treats and goodies and things you love, but in moderation and with still having an exercise plan that you stick to. Jennifer’s blog is full of healthy foods ranging from granola to hummus. But she also has every delicious kind of cookie, cake, muffin. pancakes, etc. Those things, when baked at home are so much better than store bought, processed food. They are meant to be shared, which is what I do.
BUT, when scouring her blog, I was drawn to this oatmeal. I LOVE oatmeal. It is actually probably my favorite breakfast food. Lately though, I have been having a smoothie for breakfast because I put my daily powder vitamin in it. I decided to “splurge” today and have oatmeal.
What makes a better combo than chocolate and peanut butter? There is nothing unhealthy about this delicious, decadent looking breakfast—yet it has chocolate and peanut butter. Go for it! There is nothing quite like delicious fuel to start your day.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!, adapted from Jennifer at Peanut Butter and Peppers
1/2 cup quick cooking oats (you can also use old fashioned)
1 cup fat free milk, and another 1/4 cup for serving (optional)
1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
1 tablespoon agave nectar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (I used Adams)
5 dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips, chopped)
In a small saucepan, combine the oats, milk, cocoa powder, agave and salt. Whisk until thoroughly mixed. Cook on medium heat until it bubbles and thickens. Remove from the heat and put the oatmeal in a serving bowl. Drizzle the peanut butter over the chocolate oatmeal. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate chips on the top. Add a little milk to the bowl if you like. (I do.)
*Want to make more for a family, this is easily doubled or tripled or even quadrupled.
Who wouldn’t want this for breakfast? Delicious and nutritious. Thanks, Jennifer! Glad I got to find your blog!
By the way, I also plan to make later today from Jennifer’s blog these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls which are a recipe she got from Angela at Oh She Glows whose recipes I’ve made a few of before. The cookie dough balls are made with cashews, but I am going to use some raw then lightly roasted unsalted peanuts I have. Going for that chocolate peanut butter combo again.