Peanut Butter Oats With Chocolate Protein Fluff
Yesterday’s breakfast proved better than I could’ve expected. Now, of course peanut butter and chocolate is a classic, fool-proof combo, but this protein fluff is the best idea since sliced bread. Inspired by the miraculous Laura Verbich the topping is customizable to your favorite protein and flavors. So have fun!
- 1/4 cup plain oats
- 2 tbsp quinoa flakes
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 2 tsp raw agave
- Cinnamon to taste
- Approx 1/4 cup Unsweetened flaxmilk
- 1 scoop protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Vanilla)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 6 tbsp chocolate coconut milk (your measurement may vary depending on the size of your protein scoop)
- Stevia to taste
- 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal
- 1/2 banana
- Cacao nibs to taste
Combine oats and quinoa flakes and cook with water.
Add the powdered peanut butter, agave and cinnamon. For this recipe, I omitted the usual 1 tbsp chia seeds since the added protein will provide additional nutrients (and calories), but feel free to add it in if you need the Omega-3’s.
I use Just Great Stuff, but PB2 is a great option as well.
After it’s all mixed, add the flaxmilk to loosen the consistency and add creaminess to your oats. Then add your toppings and fluff. Here’s how you make the fluff:
Combine the protein powder and cacao in a small bowl. Add your coconut milk 2 tbsp at a time until you have reached your desired consistency. I enjoyed my fluff being more thick, but you might like it runnier. Add the stevia little by little until the sweetness is to your liking.
Now, this made ALOT of protein fluff (like 4-5 tbsp) , so I had a decision to make. I actually ended up using the majority of the fluff on my oats, but saved 1 or 2 tbsp for later.
Here’s a pic of what I did with the remaining fluff. I ate it later that day on an apple along with some of my homemade cinnamon vanilla almond butter.
Anyway, layer the cereal and fluff on the oatmeal, and now comes time for the fun stuff.
Add whatever else you want! If you stick to my toppings, slice half a banana and sprinkle with cacao nibs (I used 1/2 tbsp).
Peanut Butter Oats w/o toppings:
Oats w/ 1/2 cup Kashi, 1/2 banana, 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs & 1/2 of the protein fluff: