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Brownie Batter Chocolate Oatmeal
Creamy, rich, sweet and satisfying, this Brownie Batter Chocolate Oatmeal will soon become a favorite. This recipe is low fat, healthy carb, sugar free, dairy free, and a Trim Healthy Mama E Fuel.
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There has been a lot of discussion in the Trim Healthy Mama world the past several weeks about “Sweatpants Oatmeal.” (See the Sweatpants Oatmeal Recipe video here.) Basically, this is a recipe that is easy to make, comfortable, and delicious. (A no-brainer, if you will.)
I suppose you could say this recipe has become my own “Sweatpants” meal. I have had this for breakfast quite a few times this week, and I know I will be making it a lot this next week, too.
I know there are many other chocolate oatmeal recipes, but this is the combination I came up with and tweaked until I loved it!
It is simple, warm, comforting, doesn’t require any special ingredients, and even my 3 year old loves it! (I have a hard time eating a whole bowl by myself – she keeps wanting bites, too!)
What if I don’t like breakfast?
I have always been open about the fact that breakfast is difficult for me. I’m not a big breakfast eater, and I do not love eating when I first wake up.
I usually drink a collagen coffee when I first get up (around 6:30), then I eat breakfast a few hours later, between 9:00 – 9:30. By then I am ready to eat, especially if I have already exercised.
You can top this Brownie Batter Oatmeal with a dollop of nonfat Greek Yogurt and a tiny sprinkle of Lily’s Chocolate Chips or Trim Healthy Mama Chocolate Chips for your 5 grams of fat.
I know 2.5 Tablespoons of Gentle Sweet sounds like a lot – and yes, it probably is. But I like my oatmeal sweeeeet, and if it supposed to taste like brownie batter it does need to be sweet. Am I right?
If you don’t like your oatmeal quite as sweet, feel free to decrease the sweetener. However, the bitterness of the cocoa powder does require a little extra sweetener.
Some people have mentioned how awesome this would taste with defatted peanut flour added (almost like a no-bake cookie). My friend Jacinda has this awesome recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal! Be sure to check out her recipe, too!
Have you seen my new Paperback cookbook, “15 Healthy Carb Recipes?” It is available on Amazon!
So, what do you need for this Brownie Batter Chocolate Oatmeal?
½ Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
½ Cup Water
½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 ½ Tablespoons Gentle Sweet
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
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Brownie Batter Chocolate Oatmeal
- ½ Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup Water
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 ½ Tablespoons Gentle Sweet
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
- Dash Salt
- Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until oatmeal begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and enjoy!