Chocolate Banana Oatmeal To Stay Full All Morning Long

chocolate banana oatmeal recipe

Here where I live in Italy oatmeal is something nobody really eats on a day to day basis. When I first tried it a couple of years ago I didn’t really enjoy it. However, I knew it was a healthy breakfast option that I wanted to explore a little bit more. That’s why I decided to customize my own recipe with the ingredients I love and that I knew would make me love it. That’s when this chocolate banana oatmeal recipe was “created”.

I’m pretty sure there are many similar recipes on the internet, however, this one is so easy and quick to make I can’t even take myself seriously when I call it a recipe. Moreover, it’s covered with a chocolate sauce that can actually be considered healthy, that makes it delicious and mouthwatering.

I’m aware that the pictures are not the best looking you’ve ever seen in your life, but I promise you the taste of this chocolate banana oatmeal won’t let you down.

The first morning I tried it, after a few attempts that turned out extremely disgusting to me, I fell in love with it. It kept me full all morning long and that’s when I decided it was going to be my go-to breakfast for all the days I have classes in the morning, especially in the fall and winter time.

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The importance of the ingredients of this recipe

Oats, in general, is a great food that prevents spikes in blood glucose and that, being a complex carbohydrate, provides long-term energy to our body. Moreover, the banana in this recipe, being a very complex fruit as well, will provide you with the right amount of natural sugar that your brain needs to function properly. 

If you’re looking for a good and healthy brand for rolled oats I definitely suggest you buy the Nature’s Path Organic, that you can get here from Amazon.

The combination of these two ingredients will help you stay full for about five hours, which is great when you don’t have a break between your morning classes.

Last but not least, dark chocolate improves alertness and helps you stay focused and awake even when you think you can’t make it through the day.

Are you ready to eat? Then, let’s jump right into this chocolate banana oatmeal recipe!

AuthormostlyjuliaDifficultyBeginner

chocolate banana oatmeal recipe to stay full all morning long

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time3 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time5 mins

 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
 1 banana
 1 cup water
 15 g dark chocolate
 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional)

1

Mash the banana and mix it with the rolled oats.

mashed banana and rolled oats mixed together

2

Bring the water to a boil and pour the majority of it into the bowl (just make sure to save 1/8 of it to make the chocolate sauce). Mix it with the oats and let it sit until the water is fully absorbed. Generally, it's perfectly done in about 2 minutes.

Instant oatmeal in the making

3

This is how it should look once it's done.

bowl of banana oatmeal

4

Put the dark chocolate into a cup together with the hot water and the maple syrup/honey if you want to make the chocolate sauce a little thicker. Mix it until it's well combined. If it looks a little runny you can add more chocolate or 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.

2 ingredients easy to make chocolate sauce

5

Pour the chocolate sauce into the oatmeal bowl and start diving into it! You can either eat it like this or sprinkle a few nuts or fruit pieces on top.

chocolate sauce banana oatmeal quick and easy to make

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 440Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.75g20%
Saturated Fat 4.686g24%
Trans Fat 0.012g
Cholesterol 1mg1%
Sodium 7mg1%
Potassium 1054mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 101.49g34%
Dietary Fiber 18.7g75%
Sugars 25.29g
Protein 18.47g37%

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 8%
Iron 35%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 8%
Vitamin K 5%
Thiamin 104%
Riboflavin 35%
Niacin 13%
Vitamin B6 46%
Folate 18%
Vitamin B12 1%
Pantothenic Acid 37%
Phosphorus 108%
Magnesium 91%
Zinc 45%
Selenium 82%
Copper 73%
Manganese 333%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
 1 banana
 1 cup water
 15 g dark chocolate
 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional)

Directions

1

Mash the banana and mix it with the rolled oats.

mashed banana and rolled oats mixed together

2

Bring the water to a boil and pour the majority of it into the bowl (just make sure to save 1/8 of it to make the chocolate sauce). Mix it with the oats and let it sit until the water is fully absorbed. Generally, it's perfectly done in about 2 minutes.

Instant oatmeal in the making

3

This is how it should look once it's done.

bowl of banana oatmeal

4

Put the dark chocolate into a cup together with the hot water and the maple syrup/honey if you want to make the chocolate sauce a little thicker. Mix it until it's well combined. If it looks a little runny you can add more chocolate or 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.

2 ingredients easy to make chocolate sauce

5

Pour the chocolate sauce into the oatmeal bowl and start diving into it! You can either eat it like this or sprinkle a few nuts or fruit pieces on top.

chocolate sauce banana oatmeal quick and easy to make

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal to Stay Full All Morning Long

What do you think about this chocolate banana oatmeal?

If you end up giving it a try, leave your opinion in the comments down below. Also, if you have a go-to breakfast that you love and that can keep you full all morning long, feel free to share it so that other people can try it!

Thank you for sticking up till the end of this post. Have a nice rest of the day!

Until next time,

Julia

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