In college I thought on-the-go oatmeal was of the instant dinosaur egg variety. What could be a better start to your morning than hatched dinosaur sprinkles swimming in honey? Traditional oats were otherwise bland and unsatisfying, so I ditched them for yogurt and granola for a few years. My meal planning later evolved into searching for healthy breakfast options and I discovered overnight oatmeal. Preparation is so easy, and by morning I have breakfast ready for the next few days without fussing over clean up.
With added toppings this breakfast is far from boring. I ended up on the following recipe after adding in ripe bananas and peanut butter. You could stop here, but why not add raw cacao for a rich, guilt-free, peanut butter cup flavor?
Topped with fresh strawberries and unsweetened coconut
I end up with four servings that I store in small, lidded mason jars. If you want to try it out, read on for the recipe:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 cup (raw) old fashioned oats
2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup homemade peanut butter
2tbsp raw cacao*
1-2tbsp honey (to taste)
2tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2tbsp chia seeds (optional)
*Raw cacao is rich in antioxidants and flavor without added sugar. This one is unprocessed unlike the ones you’ll find in the baking aisle. I order this bag from Healthworks via Amazon.
More banana slices!
In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Mix in peanut butter until combined. Yes, it looks like goo but at least I didn’t Instagram it.
• What is your favorite healthy on-the-go breakfast?
• What would you mix into your overnight oatmeal?