This is a sponsored post brought to you by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are completely my own.
Ok so we’re not actually making brownies today. But we are making something that tastes like brownies but is also nutritious: Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal!
Don’t believe me? You will after you make this recipe
So how is it that I turned this:
Into something that tastes like this?
With a little bit of creativity, and one special ingredient.
It’s no secret that I love oatmeal, and I’m always looking for ways to spice it up to make my breakfasts more interesting and fun. I also like using oatmeal as a base to recreate some of my favorite sweet treats that you can find on my site.The possibilities really are endless.
So why not make oatmeal that tastes like you’re eating a delicious, decadent chocolate brownie?
Here is my recipe for Cocoa Brownie Oatmeal. I promise, you will love it. It has become a regular staple in my breakfast rotation.
- 1/2 cup Quaker® Rolled Oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
- 1 tsp raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup 1% organic milk
- 1 Tbsp walnuts
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup to taste (I use about 1 tsp of honey)
The raw cocoa powder is another one of the nutritious components of this dish. While normally, adding chocolate would add additional sugar and fat to the dish, adding raw unsweetened cocoa powder is completely different. It comes straight from the cacao bean, so it adds all the chocolate flavor without any of the extra ingredients found in chocolate chips.
Step 1: Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)
Source: Quaker Oats
Step 2: Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot.
Step 3: Stir until everything is fully combined, and your oats have a deep chocolatey color.
Step 4: Add the walnuts, and the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about 1/2 a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency)
Step 5: Add honey/maple syrup if using, and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like.
Step 6: Enjoy the chocolatey brownie goodness of the oatmeal.
This recipe only has about 270 calories, 6g fiber, 7.5g sugar (0g added sugar), and 11g protein. Not bad for a breakfast that tastes as good as dessert!
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