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  • Bettina Applewhite

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Peanut butter cup for breakfast? It's full of fiber, protein, and goodies that you and your kids will eat up.

I love a good hearty bowl of oatmeal to start the day. Oatmeal is a whole grain that is packed with fiber and protein. When you cook it in milk, you get even more protein that makes it a great option to start the day. I usually make my oatmeal with flaxseed for added Omega-3 fatty acids and additional fiber. You can also try steel cut oats which are a great source for insoluble fiber. Both soluble and insoluble fiber is needed for good digestive health.

I'm not a candy or candy bar type of girl. You won't tempt me with that, but if you have that chocolate and peanut butter cup, it's hard for me to resist. My department will have monthly office meetings and the team leader will place chocolates all around the room for us to snack on. Just evil! I can resist until we're talking about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Recreating this fun candy with oatmeal replaces the guilt with nutrients needed to sustain me through long meetings and long days.

To Make This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats You'll Need

  • Oatmeal made with Flaxseed and Low-Fat Milk

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • Peanut Butter (Or Sun Butter for nut allergies)

  • Sliced Banana

  • Blueberries

  • Walnuts (Optional, for crunch)

This is a hearty oatmeal bowl that is super filling and sweet. Your kids won't be complaining about oatmeal for breakfast when it's made with this much fun.

*Did you know that this oatmeal bowl meets the requirements for the National School Breakfast Program? This breakfast program focuses on providing whole grains and fruit for breakfast. By providing your kids and our school students with half a cup of fruit in the morning and whole grains to start their day, they will be satisfied to focus on learning. Studies have shown that students who eat a balanced breakfast in the morning do better in school and make healthy food choices throughout the day.


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