German Chocolate Oatmeal

I had the worst breakfast this morning.

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Deciding to be start my week off with a healthy meal, I added kale, tropical fruit, coconut milk, yogurt, and protein powder to a blender. Then blended for what turned out to be a minute too short, and poured my smoothie into a tall, clear glass. Sprinkled a handful of granola on top and added a cute little straw. And took a sip.

I’ll spare you the graphic details, but long story short I didn’t blend the smoothie long enough. And instead of taking a long sip of a delicious, smooth, fruity smoothie, I found myself swigging a heterogeneous mixture of kale bits and blended fruit.

Yum.

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As a result, I decided to create a breakfast about 1000 times better that I can enjoy tomorrow morning, as to slightly make up for the atrocity I was forced to suck down this morning as I scampered towards my car, praying I wasn’t already late to picking my sister up from school.

Well, tomorrow’s breakfast definitely makes up for today’s. And then some!

German Chocolate Oatmeal. Aka. all the flavor and decadence of a slice of German Chocolate Cake, minus countless calories and ounces of guilt! This oatmeal is gluten free, low in sugar, and high in protein: the perfect recipe for a filling breakfast! Additionally, it only takes a few minutes to make and uses ingredients you already have in your kitchen. No bizarre, trending “superfoods” here โ€“ just wholesome, healthy ingredients!

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Ingredients that will both make you proud of yourself and yield the best breakfast imaginable! ๐Ÿ™‚

German Chocolate Oatmeal

  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 c coconut milk
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs reduced fat shredded coconut
  • 1 tbs pecans
  • stevia to taste

Add oats, coconut milk, water, vanilla, and cocoa powder to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook on medium-high until most of the water has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Then add pecans, stevia, and coconut. Give it one last good stir. Scoop into a bowl. Top with additional coconut, chocolate, and pecans. Enjoy!

Nutrition Informationย (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 253

Fat: 12g

Carbs: 33g

Protein: 8g

(Yields 1 servings)

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