I have a bad habit of not always eating breakfast. I was always in a hurry getting to work and would often grab a banana or protein bar and head out the door. Well I found a recipe for super simple and healthy chocolate oatmeal that only takes 2 minutes to make!
It is creamy, healthy chocolate oatmeal! That almost seems like an oxymoron. This recipe comes from a great cookbook called, “Eating for Life Eating for Life“. It is written by the same author as Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength, Bill Phillips. His whole philosophy is having a balanced diet, but also letting yourself have a free day once a week. The recipes in the cookbook really appeal to us because many of them are delicious and do not sacrifice flavor for nutrition.
*This recipe is made for a single serving. If making it for more people, simply double the amounts.
1/3 cup uncooked whole-grain oats (non-instant)
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp peanut butter
sugar substitute, to taste
1/2 cup skim milk
chocolate syrup (*Can be light/sugar free kind if you like!)
1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine oats, water and protein powder. Microwave on high until oats are cooked. About 2 minutes.
2. Stir in the peanut butter and add sugar substitute to taste.
3. Pour milk on top. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!
Now for our rating:
(With a possible point total of 40)
Easiness to make- 12! (It is that easy!)
Cost of ingredients- 10
Clean up- 10
Total=42!! (And husband approved)
I love this recipe because it is extremely sweet and tasty. But it is just sweet enough, not overly sweet. You also get a smooth creaminess from the peanut butter and milk. Also, it is so ridiculously quick and easy. And if all of that weren’t enough, it is a very balanced breakfast! You get your complex carbs, protein, dairy, and good fat from the peanut butter.
This recipe knocks it out of the park for me. I could easily make it every morning and be satisfied! If you want to be adventurous, you can try it with different flavored protein powder (depending on the flavor, you might need to eliminate the peanut butter). I have tried it with strawberry and it was very good!
What are some of the ways you cook with oatmeal?