Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Choco-nana Oats

It's getting cold again so I thought it was time to bring the breakfast oats back.  This particular version has no sugar, but gets its sweetness from a ripe banana whipped into the oatmeal at the very end.

Simply make regular oats ( I used 1/4 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of skim milk with a splash of vanilla). When the oats begin to thicken, add a very ripe banana and mix/whip it in. This will not only give it a creamy smooth consistency but also provide the sweetness. Finally, I mixed in 1 tsp of Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder.

The oats are garnshied with more cocoa, white choco chips and a tsp of peanut butter


  1. I am so glad to have something new to do with ripe / over-ripe bananas. And it involves chocolate and peanut butter which makes it better than banana bread. Just barely though.

  2. oh wow great idea for oatmeal my little one would love this

  3. I've been looking for new ways to enjoy oatmeal! This seems like an amazing sweet and healthy breakfast option. I'll definitely try making this real soon. :)