“My whole ethos around healthy eating is not missing out on the foods you love in exchange for eating nutritious food. I love brownie batter, so these oats are an awesome substitute! They’re sticky and gooey, just like cake batter, and deliciously chocolatey too!”
“I love this because it kicks my sweet cravings in the healthiest of ways! Whilst it tastes indulgent, it’s actually really nourishing. Get that delicious chocolate hit without the unwanted extras!” — Sally O’Neil aka The Fit Foodie.
Recipe: Brownie Batter Oatmeal
Serves 1 Ingredients
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp granulated stevia or
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup yoghurt (dairy or non-dairy)
1 tsp nut butter
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips or cacao nibs for dairy-free
Method 1. In a jar, mix together the oats, cacao powder, chia seeds, stevia and vanilla. 2. Add the yoghurt, nut butter and milk, mixing again until well combined. 3. Add 1/2 the chocolate chips or nibs and stir through the batter, then use the rest to top the oats.
4. Leave in the fridge for 4 hours (or overnight) to thicken then enjoy.
Oats are a good source of protein and soluble fibre to keep you fuller for longer. They are packed with antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols. They also help to control blood sugar! Cacao contains magnesium – awesome to help with muscle spasms and soreness. It can also aid restful sleep. Chia seeds also contain a great dose of fibre, along with healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids. They’ll help to keep you full with their high quality protein too. Fibre also feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut, which is important to keep your flora well fed.
I love prepping a few portions for the week in jars, or in one big pot and then just spooning it into a container to make it portable. Sometimes I have a few spoons as a delicious dessert after dinner, or load up on it for brekkie for a wholesome start to the day. To PRE-ORDER Sally O’Neil’s book, The Fit Foodie Meal Prep Plan, click here!