I know I mentioned in my Oat-FREE Oatmeal post about how I’ve found a new love.
(Insert sigh here)
Well, the original recipe may begin to develop some feelings of envy after this one.
This variation of my Oat-FREE Oatmeal is, quite possibly, even better.
Why, you ask? (And even if you didnt)
Did you NOT read the title? It’s chocolate!
Chocolate + Anything = Yum.
Since I discovered Carrots N’ Cake’s “Oatmeal Minus the Oats” I’ve become obsessed! There are not many hearty, yummy, and satisfying breakfasts that pack this much of a protein punch, besides eggs, so this was a breath of fresh
I’ve “whisked up” countless variations from my original Oat-Free Oatmeal recipe and have yet to be disappointed! I can’t wait to share the other flavors I’ve been savoring a few times a week.
As a matter of fact, one time I wanted my bowl of non-oats to cool off a bit (and fast) so I stuck the bowl in the fridge and kinda forgot about it…oops…until a little while later and it was DELICIOUS RIGHT OUT OF THE FRIDGE!
Seriously, almost like a pudding.
You caught that, right?
Creamy chocolatey pudding for breakfast.
I’ll take it.
I’ll take chocolate any way I can get it! And for breakfast?
And here’s a warning: I’m not done experimenting with this recipe.
I am SOOOOO not done.
Peanut butter, cinnamon raisin, apple cinnamon…how could I be done playing around with this recipe when there are still so many flavors out there waiting to be “fiddled” with.
Give this muscle-building post-workout breakfast a try. It’s a perfect variation to regular oats in the morning.
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
- ½ cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- ¾ cup egg whites (I used “All Whites”, but can use whites of whole eggs)
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I like it really chocolatey, less if you prefer)
- Pinch of instant espresso granules
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sweetener of choice, to taste (I used Stevia Extract)
- Place ground flax seeds, milk, egg whites, cocoa powder, and espresso granules in a small sauce pan on medium heat.
- Use a whisk to combine and continue to whisk until mixture thickens, approximately 5-7 minutes.
- Once mixture is near desired thickness, add vanilla and sweetener of choice.
- Pour into your bowl and top as desired, or have as-is, which is what I do!
- *If you’d like, add desired toppings such as: chopped nuts, nut butter, vanilla Greek yogurt, sliced banana, shreddd toasted coconut, a few chocolate chips, etc.
Fiber: 6 grams
Fat: 7.5 grams
Protein: 24 grams
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