This Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Recipe Is Like a Delicious Dessert for Breakfast by Elisa Schmitz
If someone in your family thinks oatmeal is boring, they’re about to be happily surprised. This easy peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal recipe is like having a delicious dessert for breakfast. Creamy, chocolatey and a serious treat in the morning (or anytime). Bonus: it’s on the table in only about 10 minutes!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats (I used gluten-free oats)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter or nut butter of your choice (I used reduced-fat chunky peanut butter)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, for garnish
Here’s how to make it:
In a medium-sized saucepan, bring water and salt and cinnamon (if using) to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in oatmeal. Simmer for about 4 or 5 minutes, until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips. Scoop oatmeal into two bowls. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of chocolate chips on top of each serving. Garnish with chopped walnuts, if desired. Serve immediately.
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