I must be honest with you, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Because of my one-time sugar addiction, I don’t eat a lot of sweets anymore, as I’m sometimes tempted to eat more than I should, which I know is unhealthy. But that doesn’t stop me wanting to eat things like chocolate from time to time.
When I found this recipe on The Food Network, I knew I’d found something special. Sweet, but without lots of added sugar, this fun, dessert-like breakfast tastes like a treat but, really, it’s healthy, filling, and good for you too.
I don’t make this breakfast very often, but when I do, I love every mouthful! It’s also proven to be a big hit with my friends who have kids. Definitely a treat for all the family!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 4
- 2 cups unflavored, unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups water
- 2 ripe bananas
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sea salt
- 2 cups steel cut oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons stevia, honey, or agave syrup
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or almonds, or ¼ cup peanut butter
- Ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- Put the water and the almond milk in a pan. Bring to the boil
- Slice the bananas into ½ inch pieces. Add them to the pan
- Add the vanilla extract and a sprinkling of sea salt
- Add the oats, nuts, cocoa powder, and a tablespoon of your chosen sweetener
- Lower the heat and cook for 6-7 minutes, until the oats are soft, and the fluid is absorbed
- Spoon the oats into four bowls
- Top with the chocolate chips, cinnamon, and remaining sweetener
- Eat immediately, or allow to cool to make a perfect mid-morning snack
Picture credit: The Food Network
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