I’m such a big fan of the chocolate and peanut butter combo! Anyone else? Because of my love for the 2 together, I had to see if I could make a delicious, warm bowl of oatmeal inspired by the flavors! Here is my healthy chocolate peanut butter oatmeal that I put together, and I really enjoyed it! This was my second time making it and I made sure to write down the ingredient list and instructions this time.
I’ll definitely be making this multiple times in the future. Of course, since I think it’s so good, I had to show you guys how to make it, too! Keep in mind that I tried to keep the ingredients as much on the healthy side as I possibly could. So, no, this isn’t going to taste like sugary Reeses candy, HOWEVER, it is still sweet and good! I will share any possible modifications below if you believe you need to make it any sweeter!
Oh- and if you’re wondering if you can eat this and still lose weight (if that’s your goal), the answer is 100% YES!
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of organic old-fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- you could probably even substitute this for chocolate protein powder if you want to make this a “protein oats” bowl
- if you use sweetened, that’s fine, but you may not need to add as much sweetener then
- 1 tbsp of PBfit
- 1 cup of water or milk (of your choice)
- 1.5 tbsp of organic brown sugar
- or monkfruit sweetener (sugar substitute with zero calories)
- splash of milk
- drizzle of any nut butter
- sprinkle lily’s dark chocolate chips
- whipped cream
- fruit, ex: banana slices or berries
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the oats, cocoa powder, and PBfit. Mix everything together.
- Add water or milk (your choice) into the bowl. Stir.
- Microwave (covered) for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and give everything a good stir to make sure all ingredients are well mixed.
- Add your sweetener of choice- brown sugar or monkfruit.
- If you’re using monkfruit, I would recommend adding it by 1/2 tbsp at a time and taste test. Continue adding more by the 1/2 tbsp until it’s sweet to your liking! I have not tried this recipe with monkfruit sweetener just yet, so I cannot give you a measurement recommendation yet on this. But I will update this post with it once I have!
- Garnish with any toppings, if you’d like!
- In the photo I used, a drizzle of nut butter, lily’s dark chocolate chips (which have zero sugar but taste amazing), and whipped cream! Bananas would have been great, too, since that is a flavor commonly paired with chocolate and peanut butter. I just didn’t have any on hand this day!
- For the nut butter, if you want to keep things low calorie and low carb, I recommend using the PBfit powder to make your own healthy creamy peanut butter, and just drizzle that on your oatmeal! It’s super quick and easy to make. I love this stuff!
- The dark chocolate chips I used are also vegan and gluten-free! It’s the best!
And that’s it you guys! It is so easy to make. Also, if you prefer making your oatmeal over the stove, then you can totally do it that way instead. Simply follow instructions 1 and 2 using a pot, instead of a bowl. Then cook based on the instructions from your oatmeal container. Once cooked, continue with instruction 5. Then pour everything into a bowl and garnish to your liking!
If you try the recipe, you’ll want to have a cup of water or milk next to you while you indulge in this oatmeal. It is so good, thick, and sweet, but it will leave you thirsty! And if you’re someone who needs a push to drink more water, then eating this will certainly help! haha Please let me know if you try it out and like it. I have all of the ingredients linked down below for you! For more healthy recipes I love, you can check them out right here. And if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below or message me on Instagram. I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!