RECIPE

Almond Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

It’s important to have a good balance of carbs and protein in the morning to help sustain you until your next meal. With that in mind, I try to add things to the oatmeal that will help keep me satisfied. Today I decided to stir a little almond butter into my cooked rolled oats and top it with some whole almonds, a few chocolate chips and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. The flavor combination is delicious and very filling. The addition of the chocolate chips is definitely a “once-in-a-while” treat but it’s the perfect way to stave off any sweet craving I’m having at the moment without going overboard. A teaspoon of semi-sweet chocolate chips is just the right amount of sweet to satisfy and make my breakfast feel decadent without any guilt at all.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, cooked in water according to package instructions
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 10-12 almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder or cinnamon

Preparation

Prepare the oatmeal with water, according to the package instructions. While oatmeal is still hot, stir in almond butter. Top with the almonds, chocolate chips and a dusting of cocoa powder. Enjoy!

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