I used to hate oatmeal. And by hate I mean REALLY hate it. The kind of hate where a person gags and dry heaves every time they hear that word. I don’t even remember how I convinced myself to try it “just one more time” but for some reason or another, I like it now. Skip the flavored packages, I add my own flavoring. Not only is it obviously healthier but its more fun. Have you ever seen chocolate oatmeal sold in the store?
So this cold November morning I wanted a hot sweet breakfast and cinnamon rolls don’t exactly fit my macros. Nor do they fill me up. So chocolate oatmeal it is! Still needed some extra carbs and fat do I added half a banana and unsweetened coconut flakes.
I always add my chocolate protein powder while its still on the stove (heat off) just in case I need to add more water. When adding protein powder, you will definitely need more water than if you were just making regular boring oatmeal.
Then pour into a bowl and top with half a banana and 2 tablespoons of coconut.
Seriously, oatmeal is like a blank canvas. You can top with just about anything. Give it a try. You might end up liking oatmeal like I did!