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Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you don’t necessarily think of oatmeal. Hear me out though. This is probably the best oatmeal recipe I have created. It is chocolaty and sweet. The colors of this recipe represent love, in my opinion. I think if you’re vegan, then you would enjoy this for breakfast on Valentine’s Day. Maybe even drop a “subtle” hint to your significant other.

This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and the ingredients are fairly simple.

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED…

  • ½ cup rolled or quick cook oats.
  • 1 cup of cashew/almond milk.
  •  ¼- ½ zucchini (optional).
  • 1 cup + of frozen raspberries.
  • 2 bananas.
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of cocoa powder.
  • 1 Tbsp. of flax seed.
  • 1 Tbsp. of maple syrup.
  • 1 Tbsp. of peanut butter.

DIRECTIONS…

  • Shred the zucchini and mash 1 banana. Add these into a saucepan. Then, add in the almond milk. Use medium-high heat. Once the almond milk is boiling add in the oats and cook according to the container instructions (5-10 minutes).
  • Add in half of the frozen raspberries into the mixture and stir frequently.
  • Once the oats are soft, add in flax seed and cocoa powder (turn the heat to low). Stir until everything is incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl. Top with peanut butter, maple syrup, the remaining raspberries, and a sliced banana.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS…

  • If you don’t have a plant-based milk, you can also use water.
  • If you are avoiding fat, you can substitute the peanut butter for PB2 or PBFit powder.
  • To make it extra sweet, you can add in coconut sugar and dairy free chocolate chips.
  • You don’t have to use the same toppings as me, feel free to add your favorites

If you aren’t a fan of oatmeal, but you still want a chocolaty Valentine’s Day breakfast then I suggest making chocolate banana nice cream. You would just blend together a few frozen bananas with a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Then, add similar toppings. Thanks for reading! Let me know what your favorite breakfast is in the comments.

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  1. Well done, Kaley. HAPPY VALENTINE’S Day!!
    💖💖💖💖 Keep writing, keep creating and piloting your vegan recipes and having fun. Your steady posts inspire to me to get back to my personal blogging…instead of only focusing on my corporate writing work. Thanks and have a great day!!

  2. This is divine! Oatmeal is hands-down one of my favourite breakfasts but I haven’t had it in a while. Your lovely pictures definitely fuel that craving 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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