Dessert for Breakfast: “Reese’s” Oatmeal

Whew–it’s been a tad chilly at night over the past few weeks!  For the majority of them, I haven’t even needed to turn the fan on.  H and I don’t have AC in our house, and while we normally just power through the summer heat, I was worried that my expanding belly and I would be a bit uncomfortable on particularly hot nights this summer.  So the cool temps have actually been a total blessing.

The mornings have also been pleasantly cool following the chilly nights, which means oatmeal has actually been an attractive breakfast option!  I am newly obsessed with this particular formulation, which I call “Reese’s” Oatmeal (because what else do you call a PB and chocolate concoction?).
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1/2 cup rolled oats, prepared with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup unsweetened almond-coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
1 tbsp. natural PB
1 tbsp. hemp hearts
2 tbsp. vegan semisweet chocolate chips

Easy as can be! Prepare oatmeal with water and non-dairy milk (you can use all water or all non-dairy milk too if you prefer). Then stir in the remaining ingredients until well-combined, and chow down!

Though it tastes like a dessert, this filling and delicious oatmeal is actually quite healthy and contains a satiating mix of carbs, fat, fiber, and protein, making it a perfect breakfast option.  Of course, nothing is stopping you from actually enjoying it as a virtuous dessert!

Calories: 394
Carbs: 41g
Fat: 22g
Protein: 13g
Fiber: 8g
Iron: 24%
Calcium: 24%
Vit. E: 25%

*Nutrition calculation is approximate and is based on the RDAs for a 2,000 calorie diet.

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P.S. – Happy 27th birthday to my baby brother J!

4 thoughts on “Dessert for Breakfast: “Reese’s” Oatmeal

  1. Holy yum! I have been making peanut butter oats for Darrol in the mornings, but maybe I need to sneak some into my own bowl and start my day with CHOCOLATE!

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