Make your breakfast look AND taste good with a bowl of Chocolate Banana Berry Oatmeal! Filling and delicious, you’re gonna like it!
Do you enjoy oatmeal for breakfast? I sure do, and for years now have been enjoying it made in a variety of ways 2-3 times a week. It fills me up, and I truly think it tastes delicious, whether it’s made with nuts, raisins, cinnamon, apples, brown sugar, cranberries or other ingredients. THIS recipe is for chocolate oatmeal with fresh fruit. Yep. You heard me, and it’s so good.
A few years ago I shared a recipe on my blog for “healthy chocolate oatmeal“. That recipe originally was discovered online from another blogger named Kristen at Dine And Dish. I loved that dish then and still do, but several months ago decided to make a couple changes, and this recipe is the result. The addition of several ingredients, plus a different cooking style and fresh fruit help this breakfast LOOK good, and it will definitely fill you up!
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Time To Make Some Oatmeal!
Measure old fashioned oats and milk (I use low-fat) into a medium sized saucepan. Bring this mixture to a low boil, and then cook on low for about 3-4 more minutes. When done, most of the liquid will have reduced.
Take the pan off of the heat source. Immediately stir in a couple Tablespoons of cocoa powder, a teaspoon of pure maple syrup (or honey) and a Tablespoon of almond butter. NOTE: The almond butter is optional, but I like to add it to the oatmeal for a little bit more protein.
Stir these ingredients into the oatmeal until thoroughly incorporated (and almond butter has melted). If the oatmeal becomes too thick for your taste, simply stir in a tiny bit more milk.
Once fully incorporated, transfer the chocolate oatmeal into a small serving bowl. Now it’s time to “pretty it up” for serving and eating!
To Serve Chocolate Banana Berry Oatmeal
Now you’re almost ready to serve Chocolate Banana Berry Oatmeal. The only problem with that is you will still need to add bananas and strawberries, right? Right!
Garnish the top of the finished oatmeal with thinly sliced bananas and strawberries. I love to do this, because the fresh fruit adds a nice “POP” of color which really makes the dish look inviting. The fresh fruit garnish also add additional sweetness, texture and flavor to the chocolate oatmeal
I hope you enjoy this filling and delicious Chocolate Banana Berry Oatmeal! The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if making it for more than one person. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a great day!
Looking For More OATMEAL Recipes?
You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have a nice variety of oatmeal recipes you may enjoy, including:
- Maple Nut Oatmeal
- Blueberry Apple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (a classic)
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Make your breakfast look AND taste good with a bowl of Chocolate Banana Berry Oatmeal! Filling and delicious, you're gonna like it!
- ⅓ cup old fashioned oats ,uncooked
- ⅔ cup low-fat milk ,or milk of choice
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter , optional but good!
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup , or honey
- 2 large strawberries , thinly sliced
- ½ large banana , thinly sliced
Measure old fashioned oats and milk into a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a low boil, and then cook on low for 3-4 more minutes. When done, most of the liquid will have reduced.
Take pan off the heat. Immediately stir in cocoa powder, maple syrup (or honey) and almond butter (if using). Stir until fully incorporated (and almond butter has melted). If oatmeal becomes too thick for your taste, stir in a bit more milk.
Transfer chocolate oatmeal into a serving bowl. Garnish with thinly sliced bananas and strawberries. Serve, and enjoy!
NOTE: Caloric calculation was made using low-fat milk AND almond butter.
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