This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal is made with steel-cut oats, raw cacao powder, cacao nibs, and natural peanut butter for a wholesome and delicious breakfast.
It’s here, folks! We’ve made it to March. Some of my favorite things happen in the month of March. There is:
- Spring, of course!
- And along with that, spring break
- My birthday
- And, most importantly, baseball season is just around the corner!
With so much to celebrate, I figured I ought to start the day off with something special.
Chocolate + Peanut Butter + Breakfast
Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty special. Let me introduce to you my delicious and surprisingly healthy breakfast: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal.
Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
The ingredients for these steel-cut oats are simple. All you will need is:
- steel-cut oats
- cacao powder
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
What are Steel Cut Oats?
This recipe uses steel-cut oats, which I just can’t seem to get enough of these days. Sweet or savory, I’ll take them every single day of the week. Steel-cut oats are considered a superfood as they are an excellent source of protein, iron, fiber and more. Plus they are so hearty and filling for the perfect morning meal.
Can you use Regular Oats?
Yes, if you would like to use regular oats, I recommend using Thick Cut Old Fashioned. Old Fashioned Oats don’t take as long to cook and the cooking time should be adjusted to about 10 minutes or until the water has absorbed into the oats.
You may think it’s hard to combine rich chocolate decadence with healthy superfoods, but these chocolate peanut butter oats prove it’s possible.
Benefits of Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
These oats are flavored with raw cacao powder and cacao nibs, which have:
- 40x the antioxidants of blueberries
- the highest plant-based source of iron
- more calcium than cow’s milk
- and natural mood elevator properties
Additionally, these oats are filled with some of the best proteins and healthy fats and sweetened with maple syrup for even more of those good vitamins and minerals. This healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal really gives you everything you need to start the day off right.
And did I mention they are so delicious, too?
So, if you’ve got 20 minutes, I’d suggest you whip up a batch of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats. For those of us who are short on time in the morning, this oatmeal can be made in big batches and stored in the refrigerator for quick grab-n-go breakfasts throughout the week.
Celebrate with me the start of March and serve up a bowl of healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal today!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Chocolate Steal Cut Oats
- In a medium pot, bring water, cacao powder, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla extract to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stir in oats, and simmer for about 20 minutes until the water has evaporated and the oats are soft.
- Remove from heat and pour it into two bowls.
- Stir in peanut butter and top with desired toppings. Serve immediately.