Friday, January 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Alaina introduced me to Chocolate Covered Katie's creative oatmeal recipes. As loyal oatmeal eaters, we were excited to experiment with her various concoctions. We both had a few failed attempts, so we challenged ourselves to create our own delicious breakfast oatmeal recipe with a touch of creamy chocolate sweetness. Over the past week this has become the reason I get out of bed in the morning. When my alarm goes off at 5:15, I am so tempted to snooze, but knowing that gooey chocolate and peanut butter oatmeal is waiting to be prepared helps me get out of bed. 

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or whatever milk you like)
1-2 spoonfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 spoonful of natural peanut butter
1/2 a banana, sliced

Mix rolled oats and chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Add the milk. Drop peanut butter on top in the middle (it will soften and get gooey and yummy), and sprinkle a few more chocolate chips, and place banana slices on top. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on your microwave oven, and how you like your oatmeal. I like mine a little crunchy. (Mine in Michigan is ready in 1 minute, and here in LA is ready in 2. Strange huh?) Stir for gooey deliciousness. Be happy to be awake. 


  1. If you like oatmeal then you need to read this post. I made the banana custard one and it was seriously one of the best things I've eaten recently.

  2. im doing this!! a reason to buy chocolate chips!