Cacao Banana Oatmeal

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In other words…chocolate oatmeal.  OMG the fact that I have not made this sooner is so sad, this oatmeal is so good! Oatmeal is one of the few things I can actually make really well, and I love finding new ways to make it.  I’ve always seen pictures of cacao oatmeal, but I’ve never actually tried it. Well, yesterday I decided to change that, and let me tell you, it was a wonderful discovery.

I topped this oatmeal off with peanut butter, banana, and hemp seeds.  I mean, peanut butter and chocolate are possibly the greatest combination in the world, so I knew it couldn’t be that bad. Aside from a few small mistakes, overall, this was a super easy and yummy oatmeal experiment.  I ended up using a bit too much cacao powder which led to a slightly bitter taste, but I’m going to give you the measurements I think would be better.

What you need…

For Oatmeal

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water combined

1/2 banana

1 tsp vanilla extract

a little more than 1/2 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder*

1 tsp peanut butter

To top

1/2 banana

sprinkle of hemp seeds

1 Tbsp peanut butter

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Pour the water and milk mixture into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil on low to medium heat.  Once boiling pour the oat in and stir.  Then take 1/2 of your banana break off bits of it and put into pan.  Mash the banana into the oats so it isn’t so chunky.  Then add your vanilla extract, cacao powder, and peanut butter and stir.  Let cook for 5-7 minutes then serve in a bowl.  Top with toppings and enjoy!

*I used a full tablespoon of cacao powder and found it to be a tad too much so I think 1/2 or a little more than 1/2 tbsp would be better!

Let me know how yours turns out!

Love,

Jess

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Cacao Banana Oatmeal

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  2. Jess!! Welcome Welcome Welcome to Fiesta Friday! ! What a pleasure it is to meet you, and now I can say I know a real ballerina… how cool is that? I know what is as cool.. and that is this oatmeal! ! Wow.. it looks fabulous…
    I’m so happy you bought this beautiful dish that I would eat all day everyday to Fiesta Friday. .and I know that everyone else will be too!
    Thank you so much for sharing. ..have a great weekend! ❤

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve made chocolate oat pancakes with vanilla, but I never just put everything in my oatmeal. Looks delicious, thanks for bringing in this to FF! Have a wonderful weekend too. 🙂

  4. Looks delicious, Jess! I’ve recently rediscovered my love for rolled oats and have oatmeal almost every morning now, with lots of fruits and seeds. YUM! Your recipe looks great!

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