I’m a self-professed dark chocoholic and an almond butter addict. Put the two together, and I can not resist. I have been eyeballing MaraNatha’s Dark Chocolate Almond Spread, for a while now, and since I never stick to my grocery store list (all I actually needed were apples and bananas) it happened to find its way into my cart during my last grocery store expedition.
Almond butter is one of my favorite toppings for my morning oats, so I thought to myself “Why NOT have chocolate for breakfast?!” Yes Mom, I did put this in my breakfast this morning, but don’t worry it’s good for you! After eating a solo spoonful from the jar I determined that this was in fact an ingenious idea, and created: Chocolate Almond, Banana and Strawberry Overnight Oats. THAT’S RIGHT I MADE OVERNIGHT OATS!!!! A decadent topping for a decadent breakfast. I couldn’t stop thinking about the creamy goodness that happened when I added yogurt to my oats earlier this week so attempted to make them the right way. I used: 1/3 cup oats soaked in 1/3 cup almond milk over night, then added 1/3 cup (plus another spoonfuls left in the container) plain yogurt, 1/2 a banana, cinnamon galore, 4 large strawberries and 1TBS Chocolate Almond Spread to the bowl in the morning.
AMAZING way to start the weekend. This almond spread is fantastic! At first it tasted like regular almond butter but the dark chocolate flavor lingers and provides an elegant finish. Next time I am going to heat it up before adding, or use it in warm oats to really enhance its flavor, but this was phenomenal! The blogging world has turned me on to overnight oats. I felt like I was eating a healthy cheese cake or pudding for breakfast. The oats become tender and plump adding lots of volume to the bowl.
Did I mention I LOVE breakfast? I sometimes feel like my entire blog is a tribute to my favorite meal of the day.
Happy Weekend (and for those of you getting snow storms…stay warm and cozy!),
What is your favorite way to eat oats?