It’s National Oatmeal Day today and it was National Chocolate Day yesterday, so I thought it’s about time I shared my favorite quick and delicious breakfast. Seriously, I can make this on a school/work day in the amount of time it makes me to throw together the kids’ lunches– about 5 minutes. And it is so good, almost like dessert, but with no added sugar, and unless you add a non-nut milk, vegan as well. This is a breakfast pleasure, without any guilt. If you’d like the nutrition specifics, this is made of gluten-free whole grains, has potassium from the the bananas, anti-oxidant flavonoids from the cocoa powder, more anti-oxidants and vitamins from the berries and protein and healthy fats from the nuts. It’s all good, so, so good!
1 cup rolled oats
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup water
2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder
fresh strawberries, quartered or fresh raspberries
toasted chopped hazelnuts or almonds
milk (regular or nut milk)
no sugar added!
- Add oats, bananas, water and cocoa powder to a saucepan. Stir and bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring often. Cook for about 5 minutes, to your desired consistency, mashing bananas as you stir. Add more water if desired . Add nuts and stir in, or sprinkle on top as a garnish.
- Garnish with berries and nuts, and if you like, top with a drizzle of milk or nut milk.