One of the most wonderful things about the More Or Less Challenge is that it has pushed me to experiment with more E and dairy-free recipes! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal nails both of those goals and it is so incredibly delicious, that I’ve declared it to be my go-to E breakfast from now on!
There are only 6 ingredients in this breakfast, and none of them are “special” or expensive:
- old fashioned oats (use gluten-free oats to make this a gluten-free breakfast)
- sweetener (I use xylitol, but you can also use Gentle Sweet in half the amount)
- unsweetened almond or cashew milk (I use cashew milk; I think it has the best taste and creaminess!)
- sea salt
- defatted peanut flour
- cocoa powder
Can I just take a moment here to express how thankful I am that defatted peanut flour is now a common thing? Even in Canada, you can find a sugar-free version locally! My favorite brand is Tru-Nut(no sugar added), but I also use the PB & Me brand which you can find at Wal-Mart. Both of these products feature peanuts as the only ingredient. Of course, Trim Healthy Mama has a superior brand of peanut flour, too, but it’s not as accessible to me.
Defatted peanut flour is an amazing ingredient. It’s the result of peanuts being processed into a flour after the fat has been removed. When mixed with a wet, low-fat ingredient like 0% Greek yogurt, water, or a nut milk, it provides the same peanut butter flavor, but with a much more concentrated level of protein. Since defatted peanut flour is so low in fat and high in protein, its an ideal ingredient for Trim Healthy Mama-friendly Fuel Pull and E meals.
PSA: my favorite Fuel Pull snack using defatted peanut flour is the PB & J version of Peanut Butter Cheesecake In a Bowl!
But back to this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal! It only takes about 7 minutes to make from start to finish, so it’s almost as fast as overnight oats! Unlike overnight oats though, this is a warm oatmeal dish and totally tastes like a freshly baked cookie!
You can enjoy it with a glass of low-fat kefir for more even protein.