Monday, March 7, 2016

Berry Chocolate Oatmeal

A berry happy Monday to you (pun intended)! It's supposed to be berry (I can't stop) warm here in the mitten this week and I'm berry excited (last one I promise)! It's been a long month with a LOT of snow so the warm temperatures are more than welcome to stick around. 

Yesterday I felt like eating breakfast all day, so I had breakfast for lunch. IT WAS THE BOMB Y'ALL!! It was a protein baked oatmeal topped with ALL the goods! I'm talking juicy strawberries, a guilt free cookie, cocoa coconut, and a delicious nut butter drizzle. It's sure to satisfy all your cravings and keep you full!

Berry Chocolate Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 3 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder (Vega and BeFit are my favorite to use)
  • heaping 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 small banana, mashed
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chocolate chips, optional

  • fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Ginnybakes chocolate chip oatmeal bliss cookie, cut into heart shape (save the cut off parts and crumble for additional topping)
  • 1/3 cocoa coconut square bar, chopped into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon-1/2 Tablespoon woodstock farms almond butter

Preheat oven to 350F degrees and spray an ramekin with nonstick cook spray or coconut oil.

In ramekin combine oats, chocolate protein powder, and baking powder.

When the dry ingredients are mixed, combine almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and mashed banana. Be sure to scrap down the sides of the ramekin so no clumps of dry ingredients are left unmixed. 

Top batter with chocolate chips if using.

Bake at 350F for 23-27 minutes. I like mine slightly underbaked so I always bake it for 23 minutes, but bake time will be differ depending on your oven. The oatmeal is done with the top is firm and set. 

Allow oatmeal to cool for a few minutes before topping.  

Top oatmeal with sliced strawberries, Ginnybakes cookie, squarebar chunks, and almond butter drizzle. Allow the oatmeal to sit so the squarebar chunks get melty then devour!

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Nutrition (makes a single serving):
MACROS: 63C/15F/27P
Carbs: 63 grams
Fat: 15 grams
Protein: 27 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Sugar: 29 grams


  1. The combo of berries and chocolate always has my heart <3

    1. Forever and always my favorite combo <3 although PB and banana is definitely a tie!