Sunday morning means oatmeal. Although to be honest so does Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday…. Right now I could eat oatmeal every day of the week. Since chocolate is good at any time, I love incorporating it into my breakfast. My new favorite oatmeal topping is so healthy and easy to make but tastes like you’re eating a big bowl of chocolate frosting for breakfast. Sounds like heaven to me 🙂
Chocolate “Frosting“ Oatmeal
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup water
1 ripe or browning banana (a good use for old bananas you have left!)
1 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s)
1/4 cup almond milk
sweetener if desired
Put 1/2 cup quick oats in a microwave safe bowl. Add cinnamon, sweetener if desired, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, and 1 cup water. Microwave on high for 2 minutes (or according to oat’s directions).
While oats are cooking, mash banana, add almond milk and cocoa powder, and stirs until combined. Add more or less almond milk for a thicker or thinner consistency. Add to top of oatmeal and heat for 30 more seconds. Remove from microwave and enjoy warm. Top with some cereal or granola for a little extra crunch.
Shared on Healthy Vegan Fridays!