Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chunky Monkey Oatmeal

Keeping it interesting while keeping it healthy is always a challenge. Like what's for breakfast... how about eggs? You're sick of eggs? How about some oatmeal? You're tired of oatmeal? Well, have some eggs. Eggs or oatmeal....oatmeal or eggs.... that's been the story of my breakfast life for quite some time.

It hasn't been so terrible. I really love steel cut oats. And I have tried them lots of different ways. I even made up my own recipe that came out really good.

Chunky Monkey Oatmeal (Makes 6 1-cup servings. 5 PointsPlus)

1 cup steel cut oats
1.5 cup water
1.5 cup 2% milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 banana, mashed/diced
2 tbsp all natural peanut butter (ingredients should only say "peanuts")
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Put everything (except the chocolate chips) in a crock pot sprayed with cooking spray. Stir and cook on low for 7 hours. Top each 1 cup serving with 1 tsp chocolate chips. Enjoy!


  1. I need to learn to like oatmeal...I love using my crock pot so I'll have to try this and see if my tastes have changed. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I keep reading crock pot oatmeal recipes, as well as overnight cold oatmeal recipes. I've never tried it. I love peanut butter oatmeal with banana or grated apple mixed in. I've tried to add chocolate chips to my oatmeal and I really don't like it - maybe better for me since I can avoid the sugar and cals in it. Finding healthy recipes that you like is a huge part of winning this fat fight! Never give up.

    New follower, thanks for the comment on my blog! Looking forward to seeing your success! :)

  3. I'm enjoying your blog!! Its fun to go through this process with others!


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