December 7, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal

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I eat these quite often.  I've discussed how they are too easy to make, therefore too easy to eat.  I lovingly refer to Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes as "chocolate oatmeal" because I often just eat the mixture out of the saucepan with a spoon. 

Since I eat oatmeal for breakfast several days a week, I've done some experimenting with it.  I often add apples, cinnamon, vanilla, peanut butter, or Craisins. 

I was inspired by this recipe to finally just get over my fear of I-don't-know-what and add chocolate.

The result?  Oatmeal made on the stovetop tastes much better than oatmeal made in the microwave.  And it will only take 3 more minutes out of your busy day.

This version does not have chocolate in it.  It's just as tasty without!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal
makes 1 serving

1/2-3/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup almond milk (for the sweetness)
1/2 cup skim milk or water
1 T. honey
1 T. peanut butter
1 T. cocoa powder
1/2 t. vanilla
Sprinkle of salt

In a small saucepan, stir all of the ingredients on low heat.  Keep an eye on it, stirring often for 4-7 minutes.  When it thickens to the consistency you prefer, it's ready.  You can always add more milk as it cooks, if necessary. 

If you're like me, you'll put a potholder on the table and eat it out of the saucepan.  If you like to do dishes, you'll transfer it to a bowl.

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