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!