"Hot Chocolate" Banana-Nut Oatmeal

This isn't just any old oatmeal. It's like having dessert for breakfast. This recipe has got toasty nuts, sweet banana, rich cocoa and just[ enough chocolate chips to give you both healthy and sweet fix at the same time.]

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain almond milk
  • 2 fully-ripened large bananas (1 1/2 diced and 1/2 thinly sliced crosswise)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
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Directions

Bring the almond milk, 1 3/4 cups water, the diced bananas, almond and vanilla extracts and pinch of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat.

Stir in the oats, cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of the honey and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are fully cooked to desired consistency, 6 to 7 minutes.

Transfer to 4 bowls, top with the sliced bananas, walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon honey, cinnamon and chocolate chips and serve.

Cook's Note: Soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk or oat milk are also good substitutes.


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