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Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal

The Sweet Breakfast Treat That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to weight loss, many celebrity trainers like Bob Harper and Gunnar Peterson agree: it's best to eat carbs in the morning. When you front load the morning with healthy complex carbohydrates, you have more time to burn them off and use carbohydrates for their intended purpose (as fuel) instead of the body storing them as fat.

Quick to prepare and high in fiber, rolled oats are a nutrient-rich breakfast that offer the calories and fiber your body needs to support your goals and stay full all morning long. If you've been enjoying this classic Fall breakfast since the weather cooled off, you're probably ready to stray from your go-to toppings — and that's where this easy and sweet combination comes to the rescue. Even with a laundry list of dessert-inspired ingredients like banana, peanut butter, dark chocolate, and brown sugar, this easy bowl of oatmeal weighs in at just 13 grams of sugar.

Candice's Gone Bananas Chocolate Oatmeal

From Cook Yourself Sexy by Candice Kumai

Notes

While this recipe is great to share with friends, it's just as delicious if you're eating solo. Simply divide all the ingredients by four for a single-serving portion.

Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups water
    2 cups organic rolled oats
    2 medium-firm ripe bananas
    3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stir in the oats, and cook for three to five minutes. Using a large spoon or ladle, place the oatmeal into four individual bowls.
  2. Thinly slice the bananas, and place them on top of the oatmeal. Follow by topping each bowl with 1/4 of the peanut butter, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Mix with a spoon, and enjoy.


Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
361
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