Chocolate Peanut Butter Strawberry Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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chocolate strawberry banana oatmeal on spoon

Looking for a way to make your morning absolutely delicious? You’re in luck!

No longer will you have to settle for plain and boring oatmeal.

Okay – I’m being a little overdramatic, but seriously…

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Strawberry Oatmeal Recipe can take regular oatmeal to the next level.

You’ll completely forget that it uses 100% whole plant ingredients because it’s rich and delectable – kind of like a brownie without the guilt.

I like to eat this oatmeal not only for breakfast but also as a dessert (after a light dinner) or as a snack if I need some extra fuel for the day.

The one thing in this recipe that you may have never tried before is microwaving bananas. I can promise you that it’s better than it sounds.

microwaved bananas

Once you microwave the bananas, you’ll find that they’re softer and easier to fully combine with the oats. They also become more fragrant. If you’ve ever baked banana bread, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Bananas take on an almost caramel-y smell once they’re heated.

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mixing oatmeal

As you can see, once you start to mix things, the bananas aren’t even visible anymore. They make the oats more dense and sweet without the need for adding processed sugar that lacks any fiber or phytonutrients.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Strawberry Oatmeal

  • 1 cup rolled oats (could also be quick oats if desired)
  • 2 whole bananas (should be ripe (slightly spotted brown) and sliced into coins)
  • 1 cup water (or enough to completely cover the oats.)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (use natural-style peanut butter with no added ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (unsweetened) (could also use almond milk.)
  • 4 whole strawberries (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  1. Place the 1 cup of rolled oats in a bowl. Peel bananas and place on top of the oats.

  2. Pour just enough water to cover the oats. It’s OK if the bananas are sitting on top of the oats (as seen in the video).

  3. Microwave for two minutes. This will make the bananas soft and fragrant.

  4. Add remainder of ingredients (including the soy milk)  besides the strawberries and coconut flakes.

  5. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Oatmeal will become super thick and dense.

  6. Garnish with strawberries and coconut flakes.

chocolate oatmeal with strawberries banana peanut butter and coconut

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