Dessert Oatmeal

If your lunch is packed in a big blue Trader Joe’s lunchbox, it’s destined for greatness.

…some one very wise once said.

I’ve been packing my lunch at night lately before I go to bed and it’s been saving me loooooooooots of precious time in the morning. I prefer to spend the majority of my morning making/eating breakfast, so having lunch ready to go in the fridge is a big plus.

Leftover quinoa quiche with an apple for lunch.

Pumpkin protein bar for snack.

Tofu cutlets + another apple + greek yogurt for class at night.  Ehhhhh that didn’t happen. I ended up getting a monstrous greek salad and eating it with the tofu for dinner during class.

With lunch all packed up, I had time to sit down for a good two minutes and enjoy oats with peanut butter, berries and flax in the morning.

When I got home, I was really craving something chocolately and peanut buttery and hot.  AND I recently discovered that dipping a dark chocolate covered pretzel in drippy peanut butter is literally one of the best combinations of snackity sweet and salty desserts on god’s green Earth.

Okay, wait.  I meant to say that combining those peanut buttery chocolate pretzels with more peanut butter and more chocolate in oatmeal form is ACTUALLY one of the best combos ever.

Dessert Oatmeal

-serves one

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup water (or all water)
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup/sugar (optional)
  • dash of vanilla
  • 3 chocolate covered pretzels, crumbled
  • 1/2-1 tbsp drippy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  1. Combine oats, milk, water (or all water) and salt in a large microwavable bowl.
  2. Microwave for three minutes. Make sure to use a large bowl or it will overflow!
  3. Stir in vanilla and maple syrup.
  4. Drizzle with drippy peanut butter and top with crushed pretzels and chocolate chips.

Oatmeal for breakfast and oatmeal for dessert.