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Not your mama’s oatmeal

March 3rd, 2008

chocolate peanut butter banana oatmeal

This is my favorite kind of oatmeal. It makes one serving and really doesn’t take much longer than one of those instant packs, especially considering the reward you get when you taste a spoonful. With banana, peanut butter, chocolate and even a sprinkle of chili powder, this is no ordinary porridge. Beware, Goldilocks.

Recipe after the break.

1/3 cup quick 1-min cooking oats
1 Tbsp brn sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a sprinkle of chili powder (slightly less than 1/8 tsp)
sprinkle of salt
1 Tbsp peanut butter
3/8 cup boiling water
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 medium banana, mashed
melted bittersweet chocolate, or chocolate syrup for garnish
sweetened banana chips for garnish

1. Fill a tea kettle with a cup of water and heat over a high flame until it boils. Whisk the oats, sugar, cinnamon, chili powder and salt in a small bowl. Add the peanut butter in the center, but do not stir. In a separate bowl, mash the banana.

2. When water comes to a boil, measure out 3/8 of a cup (or as much as you like for desired consistency) and pour it over the oatmeal mixture. The peanut butter will soften so you can stir it all together with a spoon. Stir in the vanilla, then stir in the mashed banana. Finally, garnish with banana chips and drizzle with chocolate.

Sometimes if I want a bit of an extra crunch, I’ll add cocoa krispies instead of the melted chocolate.

This oatmeal beats a bowl of cereal, any day of the week.

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13 responses so far:

  • This looks so good! I love chocolate and bananas together. Plus, I recently got a jumbo-size container of oatmeal and I’ve been looking for ways to use it. I’ll definitely try this. Thanks!

    by StacyMar 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm
  • I’m making this for breakfast!

    by brilynnMar 4, 2008 at 9:10 am
  • OMG, that sounds incredible. Peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas are the best combo of flavours, ever!!

    by cedarMar 4, 2008 at 11:29 am
  • I just sat here reading your recipe with my mouth open and drooling! I eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast and I have to give this a try! Who can resist chocolate, bananas and peanut butter? Not me! Great pic!

    by ChristineMar 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm
  • in the past, i haven’t been able to stand the texture of oatmeal, but i’m sorely tempted to fix up some of this and devour it. nice recipe!!

    by a. graceMar 4, 2008 at 3:06 pm
  • That looks and sounds amazing! Oatmeal in the morning is so good, and unlike toast and cereal it actually leaves you feeling full until lunchtime. I hate it when my stomach starts growling at 10 AM.

    by ErinMar 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm
  • Looks really really good. I think it’s dinner time.

    by davidMar 4, 2008 at 7:50 pm
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  • Sounds great!

    by KevinMar 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm
  • MMMMMM…. peanut butter……

    by KyleMar 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm
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