Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dark Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

This recipe is insanely easy. I especially recommend it if you're new to the fabulous world of homemade porridge! The sweet richness of the Dark Chocolate almond milk gives this bowl of oats an intense, chocolaty flavor that is certain to win anyone over. This nondairy milk is heavenly, but I rarely let myself buy it because it's what I call a "frivolous purchase." However, when I do buy it, I always make sure to have bananas on hand so I can make this delightful breakfast.




Dark Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist

Prep Time: 1 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup Silk Dark Chocolate Almondmilk
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Bring Dark Chocolate almond milk, regular almond milk, and 1/2 cup water to a boil (feel free to play with those ratios to your preferences). Then, add your oats and reduce heat to medium.

Cut the banana in half. Mash up one half thoroughly and stir into the oatmeal. Slice up the other half and set aside.

Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add a pinch of salt and the sliced bananas.

If you'd like to add any additional ingredients (coconut oil, almonds), do so now.

When oatmeal is ready, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of almond milk (either chocolate or regular, depending on your preferences), and any additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

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6 comments:

  1. is there anything you could substitute for the dark chocolate almond milk? i am having a little trouble finding it!

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    1. You could use any kind of milk and then add dark chocolate (either Hershey's "Special Dark" cocoa powder, or melt in some dark chocolate chips or chunks of a chocolate bar)! If you don't care about it being "dark chocolate," you could also use any kind of chocolate nondairy milk (it's pretty easy to find chocolate soy milk, for example).

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  2. I made a variation of this recipe. I just cook my regular oatmeal, adding brown sugar and cinnamon to it as I cooked. I removed it from the heat and added vanilla extract. After it was in my bowl, I added dark chocolate chips to it and stirred. The chocolate chips melted, and then I added diced banana to it. It's so yummy!

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