"Banana, almonds, and cocoa powder turn plain quick oats into a tasty breakfast." — *~Lissa~*
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unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 tablespoons
banana, slightly mashed
quick cooking oats
blanched slivered almonds
Instead of turbanado sugar, I used honey in it's place. I also used old fashioned oats only because that was what I had on hand. I shared this with my oldest son--we both thought this was very good. My banana was quite ripe so the honey might not even be necessary next time I make this.
I would make a few changes to this recipe as I found it quite rich and sweet. The almond flavoring also put it a bit over the top. I'd replace that with vanilla extract and reduce the sugar (how much you use depends on the ripeness of your banana) and cocoa. I would also use toasted almonds. This could possibly be a good way to get oatmeal into my kids, so I'll try it out on them. Thanks for the recipe!
Chocolate for breakfast - what could be better? This not only tastes delicious, but happens to be good for you too! Since I didn't have any almonds on hand I subbed walnuts and vanilla extract which proved to be a nice flavor combination. I cut back on the sugar a bit (personal preference). I topped this with a little sliced banana, toasted walnuts, and coconut. Thanks for a great recipe *~Lissa~*!
Loved the combination of flavors. I used steel cut oats so I had to modify the cooking times slightly but it came out great. Hubby stirred in some peanut butter in his bowl.
I enjoyed this. I've been trying to eat breakfast more often and I'm a fan of the hot cereal. Was looking for a new idea when I came across this one. Mmm chocolate and bananas in oatmeal? Fantastic idea. I used old fashioned oat because that is what I prefer and made mine a little thicker since I like to pour a little cold cream over my hot oatmeal, real healthy right? I will make this again! Thanks for the recipe Lissa!
I am a chocolholic, and this recipie is FANTASTIC!!!! I made it for my kids for a special SUnday breakfast, and even my picky son ate a whole bowl of this. It IS really rich, but if you like rich, then it is perfect! Tastes like warm chocolate pudding. Would even be a good dessert.
This is a really good recipe, but I also found it rather rich for breakfast. I do love all the flavors but I think I'd cut back on the sugar and use less almond extract (or maybe just use vanilla instead). The cocoa powder is also a bit too much for me in the morning so I'll cut back on that as well. This is definitely a great recipe, I'll just tweak it for my personal tastes. Thanks a lot for sharing!
I made this for myself and my sister... we liked having chocolate for breakfast, but the almond extract was a little too much. I used brown sugar since I didn't have turbinado. Still, I would try it again minus the extract if I'm craving chocolate! thanks :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Banana, Chocolate, and Almond Breakfast Oatmeal
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 111
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