Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Oats.

Fall always brings oatmeal back into my life. I continue to feed my smoothie obsession, but sometimes it’s nice to curl up with a hot bowl of oats on a chilly morning. And when I say curl up, I mean carry the bowl around the house with me as I dry my hair, get dressed, and get myself ready for work.

Anyway, here a couple different forms of oats I have been eating this week. And actually, when I typed the title to this post I realized that combining the two bowls below might be a match made in heaven. Almost like a seven layer bar in oatmeal form! I will definitely have to try to that combo out tomorrow.

Mounds Oatmeal
I received this idea from a new website I was introduced to recently. Skinny Crock Pot has so many healthy crock pot recipes. They had an Almond Joy oatmeal recipe for the Crock Pot, however I didn’t have almonds…or 4 hours to wait for my oatmeal. So I created microwaved Mounds oatmeal. You know, “Almond Joy’s got nuts, Mounds’ don’t” :)

1/2 cup oats (rolled, not instant)
2-3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup light coconut milk
1 Tbsp coconut
stevia

Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe dish and whisk until cocoa powder is mixed into oats. Microwave for 3 minutes, stir and sprinkle with extra coconut if desired. Yum!
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Peanut Butter Raisin Oats
I love peanut butter and almond butter in my oats!

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup water or milk
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp raisins
1 Tbsp peanut butter
stevia

Combine oats, water/milk, cinnamon and raisins in a microwave safe dish. Heat for 3 minutes and stir in stevia. Top with peanut butter and enjoy! Yeah…I was out of clean bowls this morning so I found that using a measuring cup works just fine.
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I’m not sure I will ever have a good picture for you when it comes to oatmeal. It’s early, I’m generally in a hurry, and it’s just not the prettiest things to take a picture of.