Peanut butter cups are life.
Okay, maybe they are not life, but good grief they are delicious. Bonus points if they are the dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s.
And honestly? Sometimes I want to eat them for breakfast. But that’s bad. So I don’t.
But what do I do instead? I come up with a creative way to simulate peanut butter cups for breakfast.
I didn’t want to “feel” like I had eaten peanut butter cups for breakfast. I just wanted to taste that peanut butter chocolatey taste, all while feeling full and fueled for the morning.
Oh, and my doctor told me I should incorporate more whole grains into my diet, but since I don’t really eat many grains, I figured I would get my grains in by way of whole rolled oats.
But seriously, you can only do so many bowls of plain ole oatmeal.
So I have been working on ways to make my oatmeal a bit more creative, and I figured it would be the perfect thing to turn into a “peanut butter cup.”
The first thing I decided was that I didn’t just want a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter and chocolate chips mixed in. I needed to take it a step further, and I felt like the perfect way to do that was to make the oatmeal itself a chocolate base.
And did y’all know that organic cocoa powder is rich in fiber? That’s a plus in the morning.
After my fibrous chocolatey base, I knew I wanted to mix in peanut butter, but that wasn’t enough either.
I wanted goodies on top.
So I decided to throw some chocolate chips and peanuts on the top. Not only does add a little texture and crunch, but it also makes it look pretty!
Oh, and between the oats, the peanut butter, and the peanuts there is 15g protein in each bowl!
Peanut butter cups for breakfast, y’all.