I know I said I was going to have a birthday recipe up, but I lied. I’ll make one at some point in the near future, but I didn’t know if anyone would want what I made my husband. It didn’t fail or anything; I made him an ice cream cake! It’s just so unhealthy and a pain in the butt to make that I didn’t think anyone would read it. If you do want the recipe, let me know! I can post one!
Onto the oatmeal…
Hey all! I’m on an oatmeal kick and I experimented around to create a peanut butter cup oatmeal! Seriously, this oatmeal is so so good. I’ve had it for breakfast the past 4 days. No lie. This may not be the healthiest breakfast, but it’s good, it’s filling, and it’s better for you than any boxed breakfast pastry or fast food sandwich!
Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal
Amount per serving: 183 calories—20g carbs—11g fat—7g protein—3g sugar
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup water
- dash salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar free fat free Chocolate Pudding mix
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Splenda or other granulated sucralose to taste
- Semi sweet chocolate chips (optional and not included in the calorie count)
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the oats, water, salt, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder
- Microwave for 2 minutes
- Stir then add the pudding mix, peanut butter, Splenda (start with 1 teaspoon and increase to you taste from there).
- Add chocolate chips to the top if you’d like and enjoy!
I love this breakfast because it keeps me so full! The oatmeal really bulks up and the peanut butter adds some protein to keep me fuller for longer!
Plus, how could you say no to this melted chocolate-y, peanut butter-y goodness? Oh, right. You can’t.