Banana Chocolate Oatmeal

You can’t beat chocolate for breakfast! This nutritious bowl of Banana Chocolate Oatmeal tastes like a sweet treat, but is rich in nutrients. This recipe is balanced with protein, fiber, and healthy fats which make it both a delicious and satisfying meal. You can eat this as overnight oats or heat it up to make it a warm, cozy breakfast. I personally prefer to warm this oatmeal bowl with the banana because the banana melts into the oatmeal and tastes so delicious. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and (as always) super easy to make.

If you’re looking for more nutritious oatmeal recipes, be sure to checkout my other oatmeal recipes here.

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What You’ll Need:

Oats: You will need rolled oats for this recipe. If you are gluten- free, be sure to purchase ‘gluten-free rolled oats’ as there is cross-contamination with regular oats.

Milk: You will need some kind of unsweetened milk for this recipe. I used unsweetened almond milk.

Cacao Powder: The cacao powder to give the oats a chocolate flavor. It tastes bitter by itself so the banana and sweetener are necessary to give it a sweet, chocolate flavor.

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and an excellent source of fiber.

Sweetener: You will need a little bit of either honey or maple syrup to sweeten this recipe.

Bananas: You will need one ripe banana for this recipe. I personally like warming the banana in the oatmeal bowl because the banana sort of melts into the oatmeal and tastes so delicious!

Nut/Seed butter: You can use any kind of unsweetened nut or seed butter for this recipe. I personally like using peanut butter.

How to Make Banana Chocolate Oatmeal:

To make overnight oats:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the banana and nut or seed butter into a container.
  2. Place the container in the fridge overnight.
  3. Remove from the fridge the next morning and top with banana and nut or seed butter.

To make warm oatmeal:

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the nut or seed butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave until the oatmeal is fully cooked (~ 3 minutes).
  2. Top with nut or seed butter.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Banana Chocolate Oatmeal

This Banana Chocolate Oatmeal bowl tastes like a chocolate treat, but is packed with nutrients! This recipe is gluten free and vegan.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1-2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Banana ripe
  • 1 tbsp Nut or Seed Butter

Instructions
 

To make overnight oats

  • Combine all of the ingredients except for the banana and nut or seed butter into a container.
  • Place the container in the fridge overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge the next morning and top with banana and nut or seed butter.

To make warm oatmeal

  • Add all of the ingredients except for the nut or seed butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave until the oatmeal is fully cooked (~ 3 minutes).
  • Top with nut or seed butter.
Keyword Chocolate Oatmeal, Gluten Free, Oatmeal, Vegan

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