Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oatmeal doesn't have to be dull.

I think I've made it clear that I love oatmeal. In addition to posting about it more than any other type of food, I also eat it every single morning.

In fact, last week, I accidentally ran out of oats, and I spent hours deliberating what I would have for breakfast the next morning (I had just been to the grocery store and didn't want to make a second trip). My soul was truly tortured. Thinking of starting my day with something other than that comforting bowl of porridge terrified me.

I survived, luckily, and I'm here to share more oatmeal awesomeness!

My bowls of oatmeal are typically fairly simple. I only add a few ingredients, and I stick to the same flavorings (vanilla, almond, cinnamon, chocolate). But sometimes, on the weekends, I like to get a little...crazy. Sometimes the craziness is due to me wanting to be crazy. :) Other times, like this morning, it's due to indecisiveness, and the wonderful realization that I don't have to narrow my choices down; I can just have everything!

And thus, I present to you, super fudgy oatmeal with chopped fresh strawberries, topped with banana-peanut butter and shredded coconut. What up?!

I literally finished this approximately five minutes ago. The taste is still lingering in my mouth and tantalizing me. I don't think I've ever gobbled up a bowl of oatmeal so fast!

Wanna try it? Here's what I did:

1. Follow the directions for making Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal (I skipped the mashed banana this morning).

2. Top with Chocolate-Covered Katie's banana butter. It's essentially peanut butter blended with banana. It bulks up peanut butter so you can use more without consuming extra calories. I didn't think it would be that good (I didn't want my peanut butter to taste like bananas!!), but I was sick of experiencing thin smears of peanut butter instead of gobs, so I tried it...and I ended up really liking it. (Side note: I also added vanilla extract to mine.)

3. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and a splash of whatever milk you prefer!


**You can check out my other oatmeal recipes here, or by clicking the oatmeal tag. You can also find dozens of other oatmeal recipes on my Pinterest board (along with tons of other meatless recipes!). Thanks!


  1. What did you eat instead of oatmeal that one morning? :)

    1. Half a grapefruit and toast topped with "banana butter" and strawberries! :)

  2. I have just started to eat oatmeal every morning because of all its nutrients and i needed some new ways to make it and you have given me exactly that! thank you!