May 4, 2012

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal

An alternative to bland breakfast oatmeal...with some added protein...

This recipes makes a single serving of delicious oatmeal. The amounts for the cocoa mix and peanut butter can be altered to taste.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal
Estimated Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes 1 serving 

Calories: 242  Carbs: 29g  Fat: 10g  Protein: 9g  Fiber 3g

  • 1/4 cup oats (I use quick 1-minute oats, but quick old-fashioned oats will also work)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use 2%)
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa mix (I use Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate mix, but any variety will do)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter (I use a natural variety of peanut butter that contains only peanuts and salt)

  1. Measure  ingredients into a medium microwave-safe bowl (the bowl should be large enough so that the cooking and expanding oatmeal won't spill over the top--most large cereal bowls should work).
  2. Microwave on high for 2-1/2 minutes (watch to make sure it doesn't overflow).
  3. Carefully remove from microwave (bowl will probably be hot). 
  4. Stir mixture.
  5. Serve with extra milk, if desired.