Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oats, aka Dessert for Breakfast

Macros: 23P, 43C, 16F Total calories 408

I love this dish cold but its both great hot and cold making it a great option to prep the night before for a great grab and go option for those busy mornings.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (40grams) quick oats
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp Peanut butter ( I love Teddies brand Crunchy PB)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
  • cinnamon and stevia to taste. For the stevia I highly reccomend NuNaturals brand stevia. I find it has zero bitter after taste that some of the other stevia brands can have.

First I mix the dry oats with a few good shakes of cinnamon and 1 packet or 1 teaspoon of the stevia. I then add in about 3/4 cup of water and cook oats for 1.35 minutes. You could also cook the oats in unsweetened vanilla almond milk if desired but I just used water. Once the oats are cooked I then stir in the 1/2 scoop of vanilla whey and chia seeds mixing until well combined. If the mixture gets too thick just add in a little more water or almond milk. Now you can go three delicious ways here. If you want this hot, add in PB and chocolate chips right away and the heat melts the chocolate and PB and just Yum!! You could also wait until the oats cool and then spread a layer of PB over the top and sprinkle the chocolate chips on last throw it in the fridge for the next morning. I love it cold and having the texture of the crunchy chocolate chips on the top. Another option is to add in the PB and chocolate chips let it all melt and throw it in the fridge for the next day as well. I really enjoy this cold and its like a dessert pudding!

 

I added 1 oz of banana because I had room with my macros for the day to do so and it was the perfect compliment to this bowl of deliciousness.

I recently started hitting the gym before my shifts at 5:30 am and this is a great dish to bring and have ready to eat post workout. Knowing this is waiting for me is extra motivation:) and the fact thats its already made and ready to eat with no heating required is a bonus too!

If your eating on the go, just don’t forget to take your spoon! It happened once and that was majorly disappointing as I hopped in my car ready to throw down and realized I had no utensils…while I considered it, its not really a dish you can eat with your hands.

You can get pretty creative with this meal using different flavor proteins and toppings like fruits, nuts, coconut flakes, cereal and other candy/chocolate. Breakfast made easy, fast and delicious!

 

 

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