Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

I know many of my fellow vegan bloggers love their oats and can really dress them up! But I admit, I'm usually a strict consumer of milk and cereal in the morning. My cereal shelf rivals Seinfeld's. However, my poor jaw isn't up to the task of crunching down a bowl of granola yet, so today I turned to oats. I was inspired by Katie and Averie's concoctions to make a hedonistic little breakfast of my own.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats
Combine 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 2 minutes. While it's hot, stir in 1 Tbsp. peanut butter. Top with soymilk and a sprinkling of chocolate chips. Add a few drops of stevia to reach desired sweetness.

I used Peanut Butter & Co.'s White Chocolate Wonderful, which I guess technically made it Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats.

This peanut butter was a treat I picked up at Whole Foods. When I lived in Austin, I had a Whole Foods right down the street and it totally spoiled me. Now the nearest one is over an hour away. We make the drive every couple of months, and when we get there, I'm like a kid in a toy store! I'm pretty disciplined in my weekly grocery shopping -- my mom taught me at a young age to make a weekly menu, make your grocery list from the menu, and stick to it -- and going to Whole Foods or Trader Joes is an indulgence for me. Once this jar is gone, it's back to regular peanut butter, and that's fine. What are some foods that you consider special treats?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my gosh, I would love it if I had a Whole Foods right down the street. Ours is 30 minutes away, and I go about once a week. I love cold cereal, too. I have been trying to get in the habit of oatmeal daily for breakfast, but I'm hearin' ya. I think I like cold cereal more as a snack, anyway.