The kind of breakfast which will keep you satiated for hours!
Sometimes regular breakfasts can be boring and just don't cut it (especially on days off), and once in a while it's good to have something that seems like a treat. This sort of a combo really spices up a regular breakfast... the pun was most definitely intended. Some people may find it surprising that majority of the calories in this meal come from the oats, not the chocolate or milk! The ingredients that I've incorporated are vegan-friendly and lower in calories than their 'usual' alternatives, if you happen to replace them (e.g. unsweetened baking chocolate with regular chocolate chips and almond milk with regular cows milk) the calorie count will be much, much higher.
Makes 1 serving
Carbs 32.7g / Fat 22.2g / Protein 10.4g / Calories 320
- 1/4 cup oats
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or nut milk or choice)
- Pinch of chilli powder
- 1/2 a handful (roughly 20-25) unsweetened baking chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
- In a saucepan on low heat combine oats, almond milk, cocoa and chilli powder until the oats reach your desired consistency
- Add the chocolate chips to the mix and stir for an extra 30 seconds or until they begin to melt
- Remove from the saucepan and serve
Dessert for breakfast? Why not. And nope, this is not as unhealthy as the name suggests. I find plain oats to be so boring, so here is a combination I decided to make. These are overnight oats too! So you can just grab them from the fridge in the morning.
Makes 2 servings
(per 1) Carbs 38.3g / Fat 8.5g / Protein 8.4g / Calories 241.8
NOTE: This is calculated without including milk.
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao or carob)
- 1/2 a ripe banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 pinch of desiccated coconut
- (optional) Nut-milk to serve
- In a container which can be sealed air tight place the 1 cup and oats, 2 tbsp of cocoa and stir in 1 cup of boiling water
- Add in 1/2 a banana (which has been cut up into small pieces)
- Stir all these ingredients together until there is an even consistency
- Seal container and place it in the fridge overnight
- Remove container in the morning and serve with a pinch of desiccated coconut and 1 tbsp of peanut butter (go easy on these because desiccated coconut is surprisingly high in saturated fat, and peanut butter is a very calorie-dense food - 100+ calories for 1 spoonful).
- If you want, you could add something like an almond milk or hazelnut milk to eat it with.