It's getting colder out, so I've been favoring oatmeal lately over my trusty smoothie bowl (unless I decide to go for my Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl, which is perfect for fall). Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast- it's fast, cost effective, easy to make, and nutritionally speaking, it's full of all of the good stuff. It's also a great blank canvas to fit a bunch of toppings onto.
For National Oatmeal Day, I wanted to use a basic oatmeal mixture, using the Nuts & Seeds flavor by Modern Oats, to combine my favorite sweet/savory flavor profiles: chocolate and peanut butter. This oatmeal recipe is perfect to make on a Sunday morning. Feel free to double the batch and store the leftovers in mason jars for the week ahead. It stays for up to 4 days in the fridge, tightly sealed of course.
These oats are savory, sweet, chewy (I like to cook my oats al-dente-- c'est la vie soggy oatmeal!) and crunchy thanks to the seeds from Modern Oats. I love the tangy-ness the yogurt offers, and of course, the creamy, buttery goodness that is my all-time favorite, peanut butter. And those chocolate chips? Those are just for kicks.
Makes 2 servings
Time: 25 minutes
- 2 packages Modern Oats Nuts & Seeds oatmeal containers
- 2 cups raw hazelnut milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice, I just happened to have some leftover raw hazelnut milk readily available for this!)
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp raw natural crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut yogurt
- 1 tbsp vegan fudge
- coconut chips
- pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, walnuts
- Place both containers of oats in a medium-sized pot with 1.5 cup oatmeal. Heat over low-medium, stirring occasionally. Do not bring to a boil! Cook these oats "al-dente", for maybe 3-4 minutes. Place into an oven-safe bowl.
- Now, to get that perfectly caramelized banana, slice your banana in half lengthwise. Lay flat over the cooked oats, and drizzle with your two tablespoons of maple syrup. Place in a broiler on HIGH. Watch closely, this could take anywhere from 3-5 minutes. Do not over-broil or you will burn your banana!
- Now, for your toppings. Add a dollop of peanut butter, a scoop of yogurt for some tang, some pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, coconut chips, and any other nuts or seeds you have laying around - flax, pumpkin, almond, walnut, chia seed, sesame seed.