Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, it’s also one of the most underrated meals of the day. We’re all guilty of, more often than we like to admit, just grabbing a banana (or chocolate bar) as we run out of the door on the way to work. Or we’ll just roll our eyes at the thought of another day started with a gigantic bowl of unfulfilling cereal and milk, plain buttered toast, or boring porridge. Well, it’s time to re-invent breakfast. Switch porridge for these healthy baked brownie oats for a heart-warming, mouth-drooling breakfast that’s bound to start your day right.
You will need:
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. coconut flour
A pinch of baking powder
1 tsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. of milk
1 tbsp. liquid sweetner (honey, agave nectar, or whatever you desire!)
A sprinkling of chocolate chips (optional)
Pour your oats into a little heat-proof bowl and add the coconut oil. The coconut oil will most likely be solid, so just lightly mash this into your oats. Don’t worry, it’ll look very messy and clumpy. Next, add the powdered ingredients (cocoa powder, coconut flour and baking powder). Give it a little stir, so it’s mixed. Then pour in the milk and add your sweetener of choice. Again, combine ingredients by mixing. If you’re wanting an extra chocolaty fix, then add your chocolate chips to the mix, making sure to stir it up so they’re evenly distributed. The mixture should still look rough, clumpy and solid. If it’s turned out too liquid-y, don’t panic. Simply even things out by adding more dry ingredients. You want the end result to be a crumbly mixture.
Pop your mixture into the oven at 180c for approximately 10 minutes. It doesn’t take long to bake at all. I spend those 10 minutes of waiting time, getting my lunch organized for work. Once the time is up, remove your brownie oats from the oven, leave to cool slightly, then dig in and enjoy your breakfast. These oats have the rich chocolaty flavour of brownies, just with an oat-like texture. What more could you want for breakfast?
Nutritional Values (per serving):
Total Fat (g): 14
Saturated Fat (g): 10*
Total Carbs (g): 33
of which sugars: 7
Protein (g): 8
*Please note, this recipe is high in sat. fat due to the coconut oil.