Chocolate and peanut butter flavors combine in their classic way, to create an easy, and delicious breakfast. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a fun and unique combination to change up your oatmeal.
Course Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 1minute
Total Time 3minutes
½cupQuaker 1 minute Quick Oats
1tablespoonof Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
2tablespoonsof PB2you can also use peanut butter, but the calories were totaled using PB2
2teaspoons1 packet of Splenda (or other sweetener of choice)
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 2 ½ - 3 minutes, or until thickened. Stir and serve immediately.
Makes one serving
After making this recipe several times, I've now used chocolate PB2 to create an even easier recipe. 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 amazon.com or 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=43 fat=4 protein=14 sodium=250 fiber=6 (this is using My Fitness Pal for calculations, so not necessarily 100% accurate)
I do not use the salt anymore either. I just prefer not to add sodium to something that I don't think needs it.
Take a look at it at 2 ½ minutes because at 3 minutes mine had done a little explosion in my microwave!
This oatmeal is hearty and lasted awhile before I got hungry. Approx. 3 hours or so.