Happy Monday! I'm just going to jump right in and tell you about this deliciously sinful, yet sin free dessert...for breakfast! Yes, that's right. What could be better news on a Monday than a treat that you can eat for breakfast and feel good about?! Now, you don't have to eat it for breakfast (it's great for a snack or dessert), but I think that breakfast is the most fun time to enjoy this recipe. Plus, it is filling and packed with protein to energize you and jump-start your day!
About 1/4 cup old fashioned oats, raw
1 tblsp. chia seed
About 2 spoonfuls of creamy or crunchy natural, unsalted peanut butter (I like crunchy!), plus more for topping
1 tsp. or so of honey (I just added a little squirt, so I'm ball-parking)
1/4-1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 small squares of dark chocolate (for topping)
A few raw peanuts for topping
Directions: Make one night ahead. Pour chia seed, oats, peanut butter, almond milk and honey into a bowl or mason jar. Stir with a spoon or fork until well mixed. If mixure is thick, add some more almond milk to thin it out. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator overnight to thicken. In the morning, remove your overnight oats from the fridge. Warm a bit of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl for about 20 seconds, or until it is a bit runny. Spoon on top of your chilled overnight oats to create a light peanut butter layer on top. Now warm your two small squares of dark chocolate with a splash (about a tsp.) of almond milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir together until smooth to achieve a ganache. Pour over the top of your peanut butter layer and place back in the fridge (or freezer if you are impatient like me) until firm. Grab a spoon, and dig in!
The moment your spoon cracks open the smooth and creamy shell, and you dive into the sweet and salty, creamy-delish oatmeal base... you will be hooked! You have been warned.
Have a great week! xoxo