Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chocolate PB Chia Oatmeal

This morning while I was on my run I was dreaming of breakfasts to make with chia seeds. I am seriously in love with them and I think they're almost tied with peanut butter as my favorite food already! The main reason I like them is that I love to eat a lot - and chia seeds up the volume of everything, which means more food. More nutritious food = a happy Julianna.

Today's breakfast was inspired by Julie's morning post which included a bowl of delicious looking chocolate peanut butter oatmeal. I couldn't get it out of my head so I made my own spin on it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Oatmeal
serves 1
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (regular will work too)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder (up this to 1 T if you're not using chocolate milk)
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice - I used brown sugar
  • 1 T natural peanut butter
Mix together oats, milk, water, chia seeds, cocoa powder, and sugar in a microwaveable bowl. Let sit for 10-20 minutes (overnight would work as well) to let thicken to desired thickness. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and let sit for 5 more minutes. Microwave for 1 more minute, stir, and top with peanut butter. Enjoy!
This was basically a chocolate-pb lover heaven. I was most definitely in heaven! I loved how much volume was in this bowl and how uber chocolatey it was. Not to mention the melty peanut butter oozing everywhere. Mmm. 


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