About 80% of the time, I crave sweet, unhealthy breakfasts… like donuts. And cinnamon rolls. And Reese’s Puffs. It’s really hard to pass up these options when I’m rushing around in the morning trying to get ready for work.
But, I’d like to live a while so, I find healthy and quick alternatives. Obviously this oatmeal doesn’t taste like Reese’s Puffs, but it’s a totally sufficient substitute. Especially topped with heavy cream… balance, right?
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
splash of milk or cream
Directions: 1. Mix water, quick oats, cocoa powder, and salt in a pot on the stove (or make in the microwave).
2. Cook until you’ve reached a desired consistency, then stir in the honey and vanilla.
3. Top with peanut butter and cream and mix!
I love no-bake cookies, but, they’re not exactly healthy…duh. But, the ingredients are so easy to substitute with healthy ones, I’m not sure why I’ve never done it before!
These turned out really well, I just suggest keeping them in the refrigerator so they stay hard. The coconut oil softens at room temperature. I also suggest eating these with milk. 😉
Healthy No-Bake Cookies
1 cup oats ¼ cup coconut oil ½ cup peanut butter 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 tablespoon honey ½ teaspoon Stevia salt vanilla
1. Mix together coconut oil and peanut butter in a pot on the stove at medium-high heat. Once melted, add in the remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. 2. Place heaping tablespoons on a plate and refrigerate. Once they’ve hardened, eat them! 🙂