Can you guess what the perfect trifecta is? I’ll admit there’s more than one in the foodie world, but a combo that I adore and keep coming back to is chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. Those three are perfect together in so many settings… so why not in a bowl of oatmeal?
I’ve made this breakfast so many times in the past few months that it’s become one of my “sweatpants” meals, which simply means it’s a staple at my house that needs no recipe. I always have the ingredients (if I remember to buy bananas) and can whip it up any old time. And I do!
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Ready? Let’s get cooking!
Perfect Trifecta Porridge — THM E
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In a small, non-stick pot (I use Lagostina* porcelain-clad steel), pour
• 1 cup water and turn the heat on! When it is hot but not boiling, add:
• 1 scoop (1.5 tbsp) collagen
• 1.5 tbsp golden flax meal
• 1 large pinch salt
Bring to a boil, whisking, if necessary, to dissolve the collagen. Then add:
• 1/2 cup rolled oats (I prefer old-fashioned, aka large flake)
Stir to immerse the flakes in the boiling water, then turn the element to low and set your timer for 12 minutes. Do not stir during this time.
While the oats are cooking, prepare your bowl. Place in it:
• 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
• 1 tablespoon defatted peanut flour (aka peanut powder — make sure there’s no sugar added!)
• 1-2 tablespoons sweetener I know that sounds like a lot, but the cocoa is bitter. Basically, however much sweetener you usually prefer in a bowl of oatmeal, double it. (I prefer monkfruit/erythritol blend)
When the oats seem done, tip the pot a little to make sure no water remains. If there’s still water, give it another minute or two. Do not stir. Stirring makes oatmeal mushy, so by all means, if you like it mushy, have at it. If you don’t, leave it be!
When the oats are cooked, scrape them into your bowl and stir (yes, now you may stir, LOL) It takes a bit to mix in all the powders. Alternatively, you can add them to the cooking pot at the beginning, but I’ve found they mix more quickly with cooked oats than they do with plain water, so I do this at the end.
• 1/2 banana, sliced
• cartoned nut milk (I prefer cashew milk) to taste
• My Lagostina pot set is only available in Canada (through Canadian Tire) but this set from Mastertop looks similar.
This is a breakfast Sadie from Raindrops on Radishes would totally enjoy in her Trim Healthy Mama story… at least, once she learned to trust carbs! Won’t you check out her story?
Please Note: I am not an authorized Trim Healthy Mama coach or blogger, although I play one in fiction…