Oatmeal for a Week!!

 

banana-chocolate-oatmeal

Okay everyone, this week I made it my goal to eat oatmeal every single day! I did pretty well. I tried many different ways of preparing it, and I discovered that there are so many wonderful twists you can put on oats. My family (save one sister who was brave enough to try it with me) thought I was officially crazy. None of them really like oatmeal unless it is done “just right” or instant.  After I finished the week I decided to push my experiment out for another week. So, get ready for another oatmeal recipe soon! This one was my favorite of the ones I tried. I got it off of a blog I just found last week . You should go check it out! Jess has wonderful recipes and a beautiful story of overcoming! Visit her site here.

chocolate-banana-oatmeal

Original Recipe from Sprinkles and Sugarplums:

Cocoa Banana Oatmeal

For Oatmeal:

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water combined

1/2 banana

1 tsp vanilla extract

a little more than 1/2 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder*

1 tsp peanut butter

To top:

1/2 banana

sprinkle of hemp seeds

1 Tbsp peanut butter

Please give this a try and join me on my oatmeal quest! Any suggestions for more recipes to try out this coming week? If you have any recipes or a site for ideas that you want to share, link them up in the comments!

Enjoy!

-Kloe

 

 

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31 responses to “Oatmeal for a Week!!

  1. That sounds like a good goal for being healthy, Kloe! I actually like oatmeal, but have never eaten it any other way except plain. This recipe sounds so good. I love the addition of peanut butter and cocoa. It almost sounds like a dessert. Good luck with your goal. I look forward to seeing the other ways you fix it.

    • It is so good with the peanut butter and cocoa! You should give it a try! I also like eating it plain, but I figured if I ate it that way everyday for two weeks it would get old. Thanks for the encouragement. I am looking forward to another week of experimenting!

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  3. In addition to the recipes on my own blog, I enjoy scrolling through the dozens on theoatmealartist.com. Oatmeal is extremely versatile, and you will never run out of possibilities! Enjoy!

  4. I love oatmeal (GF oats for this celiac)! I actually just tried out hemp milk for the first time this week and loved it, so I might need to check out these hemp seeds that you mentioned. 🙂

  5. I love oatmeal, this recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  6. What a good idea to have an oatmeal week! It’s been a while since I’ve had a bowl, although I do regularly make some for my children. They like it with a dab of butter in the middle and a sprinkle of raw sugar 🙂

  7. Hi Kloe, what a week you will have playing with different recipes. I make overnight oats (recipes are everywhere online if you want to google them), topped with fresh summer fruits and nuts and seeds. I didn’t realize I would enjoy it so much, but I do. Overnight oats are really easy and they are a great on-the-go breakfast for me. Hope you get to try it sometime. xx

  8. Kloe,
    My spouse eats oatmeal every weekday. I’ve been meaning to try the overnight soaked oats I saw on Gourmet Veggie Mama, because cold oats appeal to me this summer.
    Thanks!

  9. Ohhhhh YUM I just read the ingredients list for the oatmeal and it made me want some, what a great way to start the day too, thanks so much for sharing!

  10. This maybe is my favorite combo of oatmeal, Kloe. 😀 Nothing can go wrong with bananas and cacao/cocoa powder together. I might need to make myself an oatmeal for weekend’s breakfast. 🙂

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