This oatmeal is the stuff of dreams.
Though it looks complicated, it's really quite easy to make and it only takes about 15 mins. It's also quite healthy (even though it doesn't look like it!)
This oatmeal is the perfect thing to make when you're sitting at home alone on a Sunday night and it's raining and you want something delicious but don't want to make a real dinner. (Ahem, that may have been me when I made this. hahaha)
To make this, all you have to do is make the oatmeal on the stovetop, which only takes about 10 mins to cook and then pile on your toppings!
I used banana, raspberries, non-fat plain yogurt, melted almond butter and melted chocolate. It was delish. I calculated the calories of this recipe and it came to a little over 600. If you are looking for something a little lighter, simply leave off the chocolate and almond butter drizzle which will knock off about 200 calories.
Here's the recipe:
*This recipe is inspired by "Vanilla Coconut Oatmeal Bowl" on Little Broken
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 and 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Two dollops of fat free organic plain yogurt
- Sliced banana
- Drizzle of melted chocolate and almond butter
- Coconut oil (melted) for making the drizzle
To make the oatmeal:
Bring milk to a slow boil (don't turn on super high heat or you'll burn it. Keep around medium) and add in the oats. Cook, stirring occasionally for 7-10 mins, until the mixture has thickened. Turn off the heat (it will thicken more as it cools), and stir in honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Pour the oatmeal into a bowl and then add your toppings.
I topped with yogurt, sliced banana and berries, with a drizzle of chocolate and almond butter.
To create chocolate drizzle:
Microwave 1/4 cup chocolate chips for 15 seconds, stir, add in 1 tsp of melted coconut oil, keep stirring until melted. You may have to pop in the microwave for a few additional seconds. Once the mixture is melted and combined, drizzle 1 tbsp or so over oatmeal right away.
To create almond butter drizzle:
Add a heaping tbsp of almond butter to a small saucepan (I used the same one that I cooked the oatmeal in) with a tsp of melted coconut oil over low/med heat and stir it vigorously until it’s all combined evenly. Drizzle about 1 tbsp over oatmeal right away.