Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Breakfast Banana Split (and Oatbox Review)

Sue and I were excited to be chosen to review Oatbox breakfast cereals. According to their website (link HERE) "Oatbox cereals are made in Montreal from natural, healthy ingredients." Another fantabulous thing about this Canadian company - they have partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada and every time they ship a customer a box "a child will be given a full breakfast at school." 
How great is that? (You can read more about it on their website - HERE.) 
Oatbox ships their product in these adorable boxes...

And your first order comes with a free glass jar as shown in the photo below.

If you are interested in ordering you can click here - http://oatb.co/1ZybzzB for a $5.00 discount off your first order. (P.S. - this is an affiliate program so we are compensated if you order via this link.)
You get 2 delicious flavors (we got Banana, Pecan & Walnut Granola AND Coconut, Kiwi & Almonds Granola for this month!) and a cute glass jar PLUS you are helping to provide a healthy breakfast to a child who may otherwise be going without PLUS, by clicking the link to order, you get $5.00 off!! 
But... "how does it taste?", you ask. 
It's pretty darn fantastic. 

FYI - While we did receive the product to sample at no cost and we are part of an affiliate program - the opinions expressed here are strictly our own. 
Sue enjoyed both. She can't wait to make pineapple muffins with the Coconut, Kiwi & Almonds Granola as streusel. As we know though... unless it contains bacon and/or garlic and/or cheese Sue isn't going to go crazy over anything.
Myself though.... I went a little crazy. I loved the Coconut, Kiwi & Almonds Granola mixed into my Greek yogurt for a snack. 
And then I tried the Banana, Pecan & Walnut Granola and had a brilliant idea. 
Breakfast Banana Split. The dried banana pieces really spoke to me in the granola. I wanted to share the recipe for that with you because..... well.... it's a healthy banana split you can eat for breakfast. Need I say more?

Breakfast Banana Split

1 banana
3/4 cup 0 fat Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla) - Frozen
1 Tbsp peanut butter
2 1/2 Tbsp Oatbox Banana, Pecan & Walnut Granola

Cut banana in half and place on plate. Top with scoops of frozen Greek yogurt. Warm peanut butter in the microwave briefly, about 10 - 15 seconds, then drizzle peanut butter over the bananas and Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with the granola.

As such, according to Myfitnesspal, this is - 390 calories, 55 carbs, 10 fat, 25 protein. 
So amazing for breakfast. So filling and tasty and crunchy and melty and ridiculous. 

So. What is our opinion of Oatbox granola?
Sue and I are definite fans. 
Me, more so than Sue, but that's just because Sue is so odd. 
Going hiking? Throw a bag in your backpack for a tasty and healthy snack. Or... you know... use it to make healthified banana splits for breakfast. 
Remember - click here for $5.00 off your first order: http://oatb.co/1ZybzzB 
Or... click here to check out the Oatbox website - https://www.oatbox.com/en/


  1. What a fun idea! Looks super yummy . . .I'm trying to imagine how jealous my coworkers would be :)

  2. That looks absolutely amazing! What a delicious looking treat!