Chocolate Bananas Foster Oatmeal

So it would seem I’m on a bit of an oatmeal kick this week! I’m loving experimenting with different flavors, plus I’ve had a small toothache so oatmeal has been an easy food to eat!

Like breakfast foods, I wasn’t a huge fan of chocolate before I got pregnant, now I can’t get enough! (I thought those pregnancy cravings would go away after I had the baby…nope!!) So any chance I had to add some chocolate to anything I go for it (note: this is just as delicious without the cocoa powder)

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Combine the following in a microwave safe bowl:
•1/2 cup old fashioned oats
•1 cup unsweetened almond milk
•1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
•1/2 banana, sliced
•1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
•1/2 tsp vanilla

Microwave for 2 minutes, stir well, then microwave another minute or two. I like my oatmeal a little thicker so I microwaved it for 4 minutes total. Make sure you watch it closely so it doesn’t bubble over! The oatmeal will thicken as it cools, the picture below is right after, 2 minutes later, and 5 minutes after that.
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You could make this with water or regular milk, but I like the creaminess the almond milk gives!

ENJOY!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Before I got pregnant I wasn’t much of a breakfast person. It was just a meal I knew I needed to have before I could go about my day. Now I love breakfast for any meal of the day: breakfast burritos, omelettes, scrambles, French toast, waffles, pancakes, anything! Unfortunately, eating breakfast out is a little tough when I can’t eat dairy, so I’ve been making great breakfasts at home! May I present to you….Apple Pie Oatmeal. Classic American dessert meets classic American breakfast!

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In a microwave safe bowl, combine the following:
IMG_2338.JPG•1/2 cup old fashioned oats
•1 cup unsweetened almond milk
•1 Tbsp dried cranberries
•1/4 of an apple, chopped
•1 Tbsp packed brown sugar (or any other sweetener)
•1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon (not pictured)

Stir it all together and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well and microwave 1 more minute. Make sure you keep a close eye on it, oatmeal loves to bubble over the sides if the bowl! This could also be made on the stove, but being a new mom I am all about time saving dishes!
Be careful when you take the bowl out of the microwave, as the bowl and oatmeal will be very hot! Allow to cool slightly (and it will thicken as it cools) before enjoying! I like to add a drizzle of honey over the top for a little added sweetness!
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Enjoy!