German Chocolate Cake Oats
Some mornings I wake up really hungry. It's usually after a long training session the day prior and my body wants more and more food to recover. On those mornings, I take my oatmeal and go overboard with it. To add calories and nutrients, I add in items I normally wouldn't. These add ins are still very healthy and good for you, but they tend to be higher in calories and fats than I usually eat. The morning I made these, I spotted a bag on unsweetened coconut flakes and thought... aw yeah, German Chocolate Cake!
This recipe isn't too high in calories, but it has a higher content in fat than most of my oatmeal recipes so watch for that if you are trying to limit your fat intake.
GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE OATS
- 1 Cup Quick Cook Oats
- 1 Tsp Maca Powder
- 2 Tbsp Cacao Powder
- 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/4 Cup Dried Dates (chopped)
- 4 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 Cup Sliced Banana
- 5 Tbsp PB2 with Premium Chocolate
- 2 Tsp Cacao Nibs
- 1 Tbsp Hemp Hearts
- 1 Tsp Acai Powder
- Sprinkle of Cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup 2% Plain Greek Yogurt (omit or use plant based yogurt for a vegan option)
- Place oats and 2 cups water into a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil.
- Add in 1/2 cup of sliced banana, the coconut flakes, and the chopped dried dates. Stir and cover while it simmers on low heat for about 3min.
- Stir in the cacao powder and maca powder. Add a little water if you need to and let sit covered on low heat until everything is absorbed.
- In another small bowl, mix the PB2 with enough water to form a peanut butter.
- To plate... Place the greek yogurt in a bowl and top with oats, chocolate chips, PB2, Acai Powder, cacao nibs, and hemp hearts. Place remaining banana on top and sprinkle with cinnamon.
P: 30g, C: 114g, F: 31g, kCal: 814
Thanks for stopping by! I am not a nutritionist but I am a nutrition junkie. I love looking for new recipes that help me achieve optimum health and wellness. I hope you enjoy these and if you have something to add or share, feel free to leave a comment.