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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

    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?

    Chocolate Overnight Oats
    Topped with fresh strawberries and unsweetened coconut
    I blend three cups of roasted, unsalted peanuts in the Vitamix to make homemade peanut butter. That’s it – no sugar or oil. You could substitute with your store bought peanut butter, but omit the honey if yours contains sugar.

    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:


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