Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Breakfast of Monkeys

I've been in a rut with breakfast lately. It's a really tasty rut involving oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas. I call it Monkey Oatmeal (or Chunky Monkey if you use chunky peanut butter) in honor of Not Licked Yet's sundae. If you're ever in Door County, Wisconsin, pay them a visit. It's well worth it on a hot summer evening!

Anyhow, here's how I make my Monkey Oatmeal:
1/2 cup quick oats
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp sweetener of choice
dash of salt
pinch of vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all those together and add perhaps a cup of hot water (or enough for whatever texture you like). I microwave mine for 30 seconds and add a little more water to make it extra creamy. Then...

1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 sliced banana

Mix these into the chocolate oatmeal and enjoy!
Mmm, chocolately Monkey Oatmeal goodness!

Let me know what you think. I have a few more of these up my sleeve.

Do you have a favorite breakfast item or recipe?


  1. That doesn't look very tasty! But then again, it has oatmeal in it. Blech!

    1. It probably looks better when it's not so soupy, but I've had a bit of a cough lately and hot liquid is good. Except it's still oatmeal. Try another cooked grain, if you'd like.

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