I love oatmeal so much and eat it 4 days per week. I typically stick with the same blend: oats, peanut butter powder, ground flax and chia seeds. I add water to a mason jar with 1/2 cup of the oatmeal mixture the night before and stick it in the fridge. The next morning, I heat it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and top with either peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter.
This has been my routine for a few years now and I love it. It is filling, satisfying and delicious. I know that I am getting a boost of omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats from the nut butter, fiber from the whole-grains and more. It is a nutritious mix that I can feel good about starting my day with.
Sometimes, I like to branch out and make my oatmeal a little bit different. This oatmeal is not too different from my typical mix but adds cocoa powder and banana for a delicious combination of flavors that tastes more like dessert than breakfast. So, so good! It only takes 5 minutes or so to make and is the perfect, filling and sweet breakfast.
You can make the oatmeal mix the night before and just heat up in the morning and add toppings. Or, you can make it right before you eat it. Either way! I topped with some peanuts and shaved chocolate for a bit of fun. Of course, my daughter loved this addition.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
1. Mix together oats, flax, chia seeds, peanut butter powder, cocoa powder and sweetener in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2. Add 1 1/2 cups water and mix well. Microwave for two minutes.
3. Divide into two bowls and top with sliced banana, peanuts and shaved chocolate.
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This recipe uses my favorite peanut butter powder: Purely Inspired Powdered Peanut Butter. I have been a fan of powdered peanut butter for years and this one is delicious. It has 90% less fat per serving than peanut butter. I do not typically use it in place of PB but like to add it to different sweet and savory dishes to use in a different way. It can give great flavor to foods. It is only made with roasted peanuts, sugar and salt and has 6 grams of protein per serving. I also like it mixed into yogurt for a peanut butter Greek yogurt, I eat it daily in my oatmeal and it is tasty in smoothies.
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