What is your favorite flavor combination?
If you know me for more than 30 seconds, you know I love love LOVE chocolate and peanut butter. I mean, they are each delicious in their own right.
But together? Taste bud heaven.
Imagine if you could take your favorite dessert and make it into breakfast. That's what this recipe is like for me. OK, so I feel that way about Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes too. But right now we are talking about oatmeal.
My kids think oatmeal is gross, unless it's in the form of a cookie. (Even then they are a little suspicious.) I'm pretty sure I went through a phase where I didn't like oatmeal either, but I don't really remember it. Plain oatmeal is meh. I don't care for it. I have always preferred my oatmeal thick and flavored. A hot bowl of oatmeal feels cozy on a cold winter morning.
With chocolate and peanut butter… it's practically dessert for breakfast. My kids are chocoholics like me, so this is an easier sell first thing in the morning.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
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2 Cups oats
2 Cups milk
2 Cups water
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
¼ Cup peanut butter
1 Banana, smashed
Pour the milk, water, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into a sauce pot over medium heat.
Heat until simmering, then add the oats into the pot and stir.
Reduce heat to low and cook until the oats are chewy and there’s no more liquid.
To make the topping, heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Stir the mashed banana into the peanut butter until blended.
Serve the oatmeal in bowls, add the peanut butter topping, and enjoy! Garnish with extra peanuts for a richer (and crunchier) flavor. Personally, I'm a creamy peanut butter fan, but if you are all about chunky peanut butter – add some peanuts!
- 2 Cups oats
- 2 Cups milk
- 2 Cups water
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- ½ Tsp salt
- 1 Tsp vanilla
- ¼ Cup peanut butter
- 1 Banana, smashed
- Pour the milk, water, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into a sauce pot over medium heat.
- Heat until simmering, add the oats into the pot and stir.
- Reduce heat to low and cook until oats are chewy and there’s no more liquid.
- Serve the oatmeal in bowls, garnish with the topping, and enjoy.
- Topping: Heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir the mashed banana into the peanut butter until blended.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 439mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate and may vary based on ingredients and measurements used.
Do you love chocolate and peanut butter together as much as I do? If you are a chocoholic, you will want to try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe. I suppose if you have to leave off the peanut butter topping you could simply eat chocolate oatmeal. Maybe toss a couple berries or slices of banana on top. Yum!
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