Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl - what's not to like? Creamy chocolate oatmeal, with yummy fresh fruit, natural peanut butter and all finished off with a crumbled cookie - heavenly!!
Chocolate Almond Milk Oatmeal
Never had chocolate flavoured oatmeal? then you are missing out, makes a lovely treat and feels so decadent from a usual bowl of oatmeal.
There are various ways to make it, using pure cocoa powder, which I find can be a bit bitter if you don't sweeten it loads, or by stirring in some real chocolate until melted and well we all know how many calories that adds.
Instead I opt for some Chocolate Almond Milk, which is lower in calories and adds that perfect chocolate flavour.
I just cook the oats in the almond milk with a little water and a pinch of sea salt and it's all ready in just a few minutes.
Best Oats for Oatmeal
While I love steel cut oats (or otherwise known a Irish Oats or Pinhead oats) they take a lot longer to cook and so when I want a quick breakfast like this I go for rolled oats (quick oats), the broken up texture of the oats just makes a creamier bowl of oatmeal too.
If you want to use large flake oats though, that of course is fine too, just be aware they take longer to cook (more like 12-15 minutes).
Brands of Chocolate Almond Milk
So you may be thinking, well where on earth do I find Chocolate Almond Milk and really it will depend on what country you live in. Some places it might be hard to source.
Here in Canada we have a few different brands
- Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate Milk
- Earths Own So Fresh Chocolate Milk
- Silk Almond Dark Chocolate Milk
I think there are also some cashew, oat and soya chocolate milks that would also work fine.
In the UK, there is only one brand which I am aware of
but again there may be oat or soy varieties too.
In the US there are various options
they also have the Silk brand which does both almond and cashew milk in chocolate flavours.
Types of Peanut Butter
Have you looked at the ingredients of the peanut butter in your cupboard? Some are filled with sugar and unnecessary oils, so check the ingredients when you buy a tub.
Natural is always best and it usually comes in two varieties Crunchy (my favourite) or Creamy. Ingredients listed should really only ever be 100% freshly roasted peanuts.
Don't bother with ones advertised as reduced fat, did you know the calories are not really that much different?
Cookie Crumb topping
This just really finishes off the oatmeal bowl. For me personally when I have oatmeal, I love all different toppings. Just a plain ole bowl of oatmeal is pretty boring, so whenever I have oatmeal I go all out to make it heavenly.
For this I use a crumbled mini almond butter cookie , so you can use any low fat cookie of your choice, or skip it all together if you want to save the calories.
Fruit for Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Bowl
What fruit you want to top with is entirely up to you, but my favourites for this are sliced banana and fresh berries (raspberries and blueberries) it's the perfect combination and adds natural sweetener to the oatmeal bowl.
I don't add anything to sweeten as the chocolate almond milk is sweetened and with the fruit and crumbled cookie it really doesn't need it.
If you want to sweeten though you can add your preferred sweetener or some maple syrup or honey.
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- 40g (1.5oz) of rolled oats
- ½ cup (120ml) of Almond Chocolate Milk
- ¼ cup (60ml) of water
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
- 1 small banana, sliced
- 11 Raspberries
- 9 Blueberries
- 1 mini low calorie cookie (crumbled) optional
- Add the oats, milk, water and a pinch of salt to a saucepan
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a gentle simmer and stir until creamy.
- Add oatmeal to a bowl, top with berries, banana, the peanut butter and a mini cookie of choice (crumbled)
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 409Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 283mgCarbohydrates 67gFiber 9gSugar 25gProtein 11g
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