This was my go to early in my plant based journey. I needed something “hardy” and was not about to give up chocolate if I could find a way not to. This was my way. I didn’t eat it every day. But I did eat it for breakfast, lunch and sometimes for dinner. It’s compliant and will keep you on track. Remember to adjust measurements to suit your taste. A little more cocoa? A little less peanut butter? There is no reason to feel deprived when Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats is so near.




  • 3/4 Cup Oats (Rolled, Whole or better yet try Oat Groats!)
  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Banana chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 C Strawberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp water


  • In saucepan combine 1 1/2 cup water, oats and cocoa powder. Cook over medium heat til water is absorbed (~ 5 minutes). If using Oat Groats for higher nutrition, follow package instructions.
  • Mix peanut butter with 2-3 Tbsp water.
  • Place into serving bowl and top with strawberries.

Helpful Things To Know

  • Oats: Oat Groats are the whole oat and nothing but the oat. It’s the whole form. Super yummy and is a little rice like. Oat Groats have the highest nutritional value followed by Steel Cut (cut up and dried oat groats), whole oats then rolled oats. Never eat instant oats. They are so processed it’s like sugar to the body.
  • Fruit: If strawberries aren’t available, add any fruit you like. Mango pairs well with chocolate as do berries. Experiment to find your favorite combo.
  • Cocoa: Make sure your getting the good stuff. Organic, verified Gluten Free, Unsweetened and Non-Alkalized. The ingredients should contain only cacoa/cocoa. It’s naturally full of antioxidants, magnesium and iron to boot. If your wondering if cacoa and cocoa is a typo or two different things, here’s a Healthline Article with all the details.
  • Original recipe from High Carb Hannah.

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