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If you like oatmeal for breakfast then you will love my Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl. It is the ultimate breakfast recipe that will keep you full and satisfied all morning.

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This creamy and chocolatey oatmeal breakfast recipe is going to be your go-to breakfast for months to come. If you love peanut butter and chocolate combo, then this oatmeal bowl is made just for you. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter gives it that rich flavor for a satisfying breakfast that will taste like a dessert.

Don’t like peanut butter? Then you will love my Hot Chocolate Oatmeal Bowl Instead.

Summary

  • Filling: A breakfast that will keep you full for hours and give you that energy boost to jumpstart your morning the right way.
  • Tasty and easy to make: Creamy goodness with each bite, this tasty breakfast recipe is so easy to make and ready in under 15 minutes.
top view chocolate oatmeal topped with sliced bananas and shaved chocolate in a round brown bowl

Ingredients you will need

  • Rolled oats: we prefer that you use rolled oats for a creamy think oatmeal bowl, but if you only have quick oats you may use that too. The consistency changes a bit and the cooking time will be lower as well.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: you may use regular or dark cocoa powder. I used regular cocoa powder.
  • Peanut butter: any other nut butter will do like almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Milk: Use any milk. I used 2% but any plant-based milk will also work. Especially if you want to keep this oatmeal breakfast bowl vegan-friendly.
  • Maple Syrup: If you want to keep this recipe vegan, use maple syrup or agave. Otherwise, you may swap the maple syrup for honey.
  • Vanilla extract: this ingredient give it a nice flavor, but if you do not have it you may skip it.
  • Banana: I used bananas to garnish the oatmeal bowl. Banana works well with chocolate but if you want to use any other fruit for your toppings you can.
  • Shaved chocolate: This is optional and shown in our image but not included in the nutritional values further down this post.
ingredients to make the chocolate oatmeal bow. milk, banana, oatmeal, maple syrup, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla

How to make it

  • Place the oats, peanut butter, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Add the milk,
    maple syrup and vanilla.
cocoa powder and peanut butter added to the cooked oatmeal in a pot
  • Place over medium heat and once bubbling, reduce the heat to a low.
    Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened and creamy, about 5 minutes.
miked chocolate oatmeal in a pot with red spoon in pot to mix the oatmeal
  • Allow the oatmeal to cool for a bit, then divide among bowls and garnish
    with sliced banana.

My Pro Tip

Recipe Tip

  • You may use quick oats but the consistency and cooking time change.
  • Great to make ahead and store in the fridge for the entire week.
  • Any nut butter will work. Try almond or cashew butter if you do not have peanut butter.
  • Honey will work in place of maple syrup. You may also use agave.
  • You may totally skip the vanilla extract if you don’t have any.
  • Any milk works. I used 2% milk but you can use plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or cashew milk.
  • For a vegan option– do use plant-based milk and agave or maple syrup.
  • Store any leftovers in the tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
hand holding a spoon over chocolate oatmeal bowl topped with sliced bananas and shaved chocolate

Frequently asked questions

Is Oatmeal Gluten-free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free unless they are contaminated by gluten-containing ingredients during manufacturing or packaging. Most oatmeal brands will indicate in their packaging if their product is 100% gluten-free so it is best to go by what the packaging says if you aren’t sure.

Is Oatmeal Keto-friendly?

Oatmeal consists of mostly carbs so they are not considered to be low in carbs and in turn they are not keto-friendly.

What can I add to my oatmeal?

You can get creative with what to add to your oatmeal bowl. Fresh fruits are great options like bananas or strawberries. Consider other things like shredded coconuts, or cacao nibs.

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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl

By: Rena
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
chocolate oatmeal in a brown round bowl topped with sliced bananas and shaved chocolate
Filling oatmeal breakfast bowl made with rolled oats, milk of choice, cocoa powder peanut butter, and maple syrup. Easy to make and so tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter, or almond butter
  • 1 3/4 cups milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large banana, sliced to serve with

Instructions

  • Place the oats, peanut butter, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Add the milk, maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Place over medium heat and once bubbling, reduce the heat to a low.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Allow the oatmeal to cool for a bit, then divide among bowls and garnish with sliced banana.

Notes

  • You may use quick oats but the consistency and cooking time change.
  • Any nut butter will work. Try almond or cashew butter if you do not have peanut butter.
  • Honey will work in place of maple syrup. You may also use agave.
  • You may totally skip the vanilla extract if you don’t have any.
  • Any milk works. I used 2% but you can use plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or cashew milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 19gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 186mgPotassium: 1008mgFiber: 9gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 448IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 341mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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