Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

I woke up before my alarm today due to voices coming from the driveway. (No worries, just my housemates randomly awake at 6am… I am not sure if they ever went to sleep.) With my extra time, I decided to make something new for breakfast. This has no doubt been done before, but it was new to me and one of the best bowls of oatmeal I’ve had. I know I say that too often… but I mean it!

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Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

Highly recommended.

Recipe: Serves 1

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

2 tsp cocoa powder (quality is key!)

pinch salt

a few drops vanilla extract

dash cinnamon

1-2 tbsp peanut butter [Y’all! Please be sure to by peanut butter that has not had any oils added to it! Look for a jar that only has peanuts (and salt, if you want) on the ingredients list. It is very common for companies to add plant oils that aren’t nearly as good for you and hydrogenated oils which are downright bad for you in order to reduce the need for stirring! For more info, see my fats post!]

Directions – Combine all the ingredients except the PB in a bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds. Top with PB and savor every last delicious bite until you are swiping the bowl clean with your index finger. Repeat?

Option: You could totally sub out the peanut butter for coconut butter and coconut shreds. I have. Tis’ amazing.

Benefits:

Peanut butter Β * a cheap and ‘licious source of healthy unsaturated fats!

Cocoa powder * a potent source of antioxidants

Oats * A slow digesting carbohydrate that will keep you full for longer and not spike your blood sugar because of its high fiber content! Also contains potassium, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.

Cinnamon *Β In one study, after taking 1/4 – 1 tsp cinnamon daily for 40 days, all participants benefitted from a reduction of fasting blood sugar levels, blood triglycerides, and LDL (bad) cholesterol! It is very high in antioxidants and can help stabilize blood sugar levels, which will help prevent an insulin spike, and thus the storage of fat.

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17 thoughts on “Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

  1. Chocolate and Peanut butter is the bestest combo ever!!! I always buy my pb from costco! It is organic, super cheap, and only 2 ingredients=peanuts, salt. And did I mention it is the creamiest nutbutter I’ve ever tasted??

  2. I once added cocoa powder to my oats without adding sweetener… not such a good idea. It smelled lovely but it was quite bitter! I’d add some sugar and salt, though, to make it salty-sweet. Mmmm.

  3. Peanut butter and good chocolate…this is a great way to start off your day! I’m all about buying high quality cocoa powder. It can make such a difference! Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you are having a joy-filled afternoon!

  4. Simply delicious! I love my oats every morning. I like to add 1/2 a banana, too. πŸ™‚

    I’m with you on the peanut butter – it’s such a shame that so many common companies add so much crap to perfectly good roasted peanuts. I got Billy to make the switch from Jif to my hand-grinded PB from Whole Foods.

  5. Funny, I actually made chocolate peanut butter oats this morning! I bet our stomachs were sending each other foodie vibez. Natural peanut butter tastes better too! Like… oh I don’t know, real peanuts? Like the way it’s supposed to taste!

  6. Ah- sounds great! Seriously, there are SO many oat combination out there.. but I really think simple is best and I think what you have here could be the best bowl of oats- definitely looks and sounds that way! Salty, chocolatey, pb goodness. mmmmmmmmm.

  7. Gahhhh this looks so freaking Delicious! You are so making my mouth water πŸ™‚ So making this for breakfast this week… so simple, but so yum!

    VEGirl

  8. Ahh this looks delicious. I know i’ve made some version of that before, but the added sea salt is probably a key ingredient!! Bookmarked…and making asap πŸ™‚

    And yaaay! Love the snowflakes on your homepage!! Makes me happy.

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