Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal (vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened)

Updated: Aug 31

A simple recipe for flavorful, sweet, and nourishing oatmeal


Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. Need I say more?


This oatmeal recipe is a fun breakfast, snack or dessert idea that only requires 5 steps to make! It is vegan, gluten-free, and when using naturally sweetened chocolate chips, it is also refined white sugar-free!


There are also some health benefits to this recipe! The oats offer a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. The peanut butter is a source of protein, and also offers vitamin E, niacin, and manganese (amongst others); while the bananas are a great source of potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C!


If you're looking for an easy, sweet, and nourishing go-to recipe that only takes about 5 minutes to make, give this recipe a try!


Note: When purchasing peanut butter, keep an eye out for added oils, sugars or preservatives in the ingredients list! Try to opt for a peanut butter made from just peanuts, or go the homemade route when possible to avoid these unwanted additives (recipe coming soon for this!)


Ingredients:


1/2 cup oats (gluten-free)

1/2 cup non-dairy milk (or water)

1 tsp maple syrup (or agave)

1/2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips

1/2 banana

Drizzle of peanut butter


Optional toppings:

1/2 tbsp flaxseeds

Crushed up almonds


Step by step:

  1. To a small saucepan on medium heat, add in your oats, non-dairy milk, and maple syrup

  2. Stir all the ingredients together and allow to cook for approximately 4-5 minutes, or until the oats reach a boil and are cooked through

  3. While the oats are being prepared, slice up half of a banana

  4. When oats are ready, carefully transfer them to a heat safe bowl

  5. Top with banana, chocolate chips, a drizzle of peanut butter (and any additional toppings) and enjoy!


Tip: For overnight oats, place all ingredients from step 1 into an airtight container; mix or shake until the ingredients are well combined; allow to sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours; add bananas, chocolate chips, a drizzle of peanut butter and any additional toppings, and enjoy!

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