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Raw Protein and Banana Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Oatmeal

Posted by: Garden of Life on Monday, July 08, 2013

Banana peanut butter brownie batter. Try saying that thrice as fast and I think we’ve got a tongue twister.

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Sitting on the kitchen counter were some leopard-spotted bananas at the peak of their ripeness and that could only mean one thing – banana oatmeal! But not just any banana oatmeal. I wanted thick, doughy, stick-to-your-ribs fudgy throaty deep dark decadant chocolatety oatmeal. Why not? It’s the first of July, it’s Monday, and we need something to kick start the monthly and monday blues.

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This oatmeal features chocolate in three forms: cacao powder, dark chocolate, and chocolate peanut butter. If this is not intense enough, you could even cook your oats in chocolate milk. The bananas were so sweet that this bowl didn’t even need any sweetener, apart from some medjool dates. And yes, please do use steel cut oats and not your instant kind or even rolled oats. The chewy texture makes all the difference in the world and justifies the 40 min simmering time. Yes, the preparation of steel cut oats rivals that of risotto.

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I served this on a plate instead of the usual bowl because you have to admit, plates are more photogenic, and you know how difficult it is to make this lump of brown mess look appealing. Another advantage of plates vs bowls is that it makes licking up the last few stubborn oatmeal stains much easier! Deeply satisfied, I’m now ready to face the new month and new week. Happy July!

Banana peanut butter brownie batter oatmeal
Serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1/2 large banana, mashed
  • 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 square dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli 72% Twilight Delight)
  • 1/4 medjool date, chopped
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I use Garden of Life)
  • Peanut butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp chocolate extract (may substitute with vanilla extract)
  • Extra fruits, nuts & seeds for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Place oats in water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer until thick, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Pour in soy milk and coconut milk and simmer another 5-10 minutes then stir in mashed bananas, and simmer another 5-10 minutes until thick.
  • Mix in cacao powder, chocolate, dates and protein powder. Stir well to combine.
  • Serve and top with extra fruits & peanut butter.


For more amazing recipes from Sabrina go to http://earlymorningoats.wordpress.com/

Comments

Naperville gym commented on Friday, July 26, 2013
Milk helps in our growth and makes our bones and teeth strong, milk lowers high blood pressure and prevent from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and certain types of cancer....

Naperville gym
Garden of Life commented on Friday, July 26, 2013
Thank you-calcium is what helps make bones and teeth strong, and there are also some great plant based calcium sources such as kale, spinach, bok choy, collard greens, broccoli, bean sprouts, apricots, dried figs, prunes, rhubarb, chick peas, white beans, navy beans, almonds/almond milk, chia, brazil nuts, hazel nuts, sesame/tahini, amaranth, brown rice, and quinoa to name a few, so people who are plant based eaters can still have the same benefits without having to eat dairy.

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