Trying to find something healthy for breakfast that doesn’t leave me starving an hour later, is difficult. We’ve really gotten into oatmeal lately, and trying new flavors and combinations is a must to keep it interesting.
I had a jar of PB2 and I wanted to do something with it. I love peanut butter, but I thought a peanut butter/chocolate combo would be amazing and thus we began the task of figuring out the perfect ratio of ingredients to get a flavor we loved.
What you will find below, is the final result. You don’t have to use pb2, you can use actual peanut butter. However, the nutrition information included is based on the use of PB2.
You can also substitute powdered hot cocoa for the unsweetened cocoa and sugar, if you’d rather do that, but again, nutrition information will be different.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- ½ cup Quaker 1 minute Quick Oats
- 1 tablespoon of Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
- 2 tablespoons of PB2 (you can also use peanut butter, but the calories were totaled using PB2)
- 2 teaspoons (1 packet) of Splenda
- pinch of salt
- Whisk the oats, cocoa mix, peanut butter, salt, and ¾ cup of water in a medium microwave-safe bowl until well combined. Microwave on high for 2½ - 3 minutes, or until thickened. Stir and serve immediately. Makes on serving
- Now, and a huge now, that is the recipe as it is in the book. Here are my notes.
- I used chocolate PB2! Woo Hoo! For those of you that do not know about this it is a powdered peanut butter that you mix up and it saves you TONS of calories. Some, and I mean some, stores have it but you can order it at Bellplantation.com. This is awesome and I have been finding new ways to cook with it all the time. Plus at bell plantations websight they have a whole recipe section. Anyway, I put the standard two tablespoons in and mixed it all together and here is how the nutrition stacked up with my variation.
- Serving:calories=260 carbs=43fat=4 protein=14 sodium=250fiber=6
- So, even better! I did not use the salt and I don't know it calls for it, but I am not going to add extra sodium to something.
- Take a look at it at 2½ minutes because at 3 minutes mine had done a little explosion in my microwave!
- Three hours later and I am just now beginning to get a little nag of hunger pains!
I use MyFitnessPal to calculate calories. My calorie equations are based on the products I use and are entered into MyFitnessPal as such. I make no claims to the accuracy of this information.