Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Oatmeal (single serving)

Yes. It's another baked oatmeal recipe. 
I'm addicted now. 
My oatmeal hating status has official become an oatmeal loving status. 
Consider me converted. 
If you have been following our blog then you know I have an addiction to chocolate and peanut butter. We shared our Chocolate Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt and our Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal and both of those are super delicious and ready in about 2 seconds and are even kind of healthy. 
This recipe is super delicious as well but does take a little bit longer to make as you have to cook it first.
It is a warm and toasty chocolate and peanut butter volcano of flavor. 
Hence the "lava" in the title. 
*wink wink*
If you are like me and have a ridiculous amount of affection for all things chocolate and peanut butter then you have to give this a try. It is really really really chocolaty and then you hit the pool of melty peanut butter in the center and its like *boom* peanut butter heaven. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Oatmeal (single serving)

1/3 cup Quaker Quick Oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp Sugar Twin Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa
2 Tbsp 0 fat, plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chocolate almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp (heaping) light peanut butter
1/2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350. Lightly spray a single serving, oven safe dish with cooking spray, set aside.
In a small mixing bowl stir together oats, baking powder, Sugar Twin, and cocoa.
Add in the Greek yogurt, chocolate almond milk, and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
Scoop 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture into the prepared oven safe dish.

Top with the spoonful of peanut butter. 

Then top with the remaining oatmeal mixture.

Bake at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes, until puffed up and top appears dry and browned.

Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips. Let sit for about 2 -3 minutes for the oatmeal to cool a bit and the chocolate chips to get melty.

Dive in. (Careful! it's hot!)
According to Myfitnesspal the entire recipe - it's a single serving:
330 calories, 44 carbs, 15 fat, and 14 protein. 
I eat this for breakfast. I mean, it's oatmeal. Oatmeal is totally a breakfast food.
Thing is... this is so chocolaty and peanut buttery that I also eat this as a dessert. 
If you want to save 30 calories and 5 carbs and 2 fat - then leave off the mini chocolate chips from the top. This is chocolaty enough without them. I just threw them on top to make it over-the-top chocolaty. 
FYI - Make sure the oats and chocolate chips you buy are gluten free and then the whole recipe is gluten free. You can also make this vegan by swapping out the Greek yogurt for applesauce. 

We shared at these fabulous linky parties! Be sure to check them out - The Mandatory Mooch, The Chicken Chick, Ms. enPlace, Jam Hands, April's Homemaking


  1. Any time there's an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, I will use it! We really liked the baked cinnamon bun oatmeal...this one looks good too! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) This chocolaty oatmeal looks like quite a yummy breakfast treat! I hope you stop by and join us again this week!