Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Recipe

The Pritikin Eating Plan recommends and incorporates the healthiest food choices — but “healthy” does not have to mean “blah!”  — like with this  healthy brownie recipe.  This plan has been roven in more than 100 peer-reviewed studies to have life-saving benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Plus, you aren’t losing your mind while losing weight, there’s no calorie counting, no hunger. Just plenty of healthy, whole foods deliciously prepared, like this recipe.

 
This Pritikin-approved recipe was submitted by food blogger and Certified Health Coach Anjali at Picky Eater, who is devoted to helping her spouse (a “white-bread-eating, fast-food-loving” guy) become a lover of healthy whole foods… Writes Anjali: “It’s no secret that I love oatmeal, and I’m always looking for ways to spice it up to make my breakfasts more interesting and fun. So why not make oatmeal that tastes like you’re eating a delicious, gooey, chocolate brownie? Here is my recipe for Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal. I promise, you will love it. It is the most decadent healthy breakfast you’ll ever eat! It tastes just like a chocolate brownie, but it’s lightly sweetened and loaded with fiber. I eat it almost every day.
 
Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal
At Spa Index, we love double-duty recipes -- it's Breakfast OR Dessert. This recipe only has about 250 calories, 5g fiber, 1-2g sugar, and 7-8g protein. Not bad for a breakfast that tastes as good as dessert!
Recipes: Breakfast, Dessert
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder (raw, unsweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk (non-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
Method
  1. Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)
  2. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot.
  3. Stir until everything is fully combined, and your oats have a deep chocolatey color.
  4. Add the walnuts, and the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about 1/2 a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency)
  5. Add the splenda and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like. If you’re using blueberries, add them in now.
  6. Enjoy the chocolatey brownie goodness of the oatmeal.
Notes
The raw cocoa powder is actually one of the healthiest parts of this dish. While normally, adding chocolate would make the dish unhealthy, adding raw unsweetened cocoa powder is completely different. It comes straight from the cacao bean, so it contains tons of antioxidants, polyphenols, a bit of fiber and some protein too! So you really can’t go wrong with this superfood ingredient. And it tastes just like chocolate when sweetened slightly, so it’s absolutely perfect!

Read why we don't include calorie counts for many Pritikin Recipes

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The Pritikin Eating Plan is proven in more than 100 peer-reviewed studies to have life-saving benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Plus, you aren’t losing your mind while losing weight. There’s no calorie counting, no hunger. Just plenty of healthy, whole foods deliciously prepared, like the recipes shared with Spa Index.   Pritikin was the first comprehensive lifestyle program in America, and after 39 years on the cutting edge of lifestyle science, we are still the longest-running, most successful program for reversing many of modern society’s health concerns, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.   More than 100,000 people worldwide have come to Pritikin Longevity Center, in Miami Florida, for one-week programs, two-week programs, or longer. For some, the primary goal is losing weight. Others want to prevent and address health issues. Still others seek the ultimate spa-health vacation. Everyone leaves feeling better and, best of all – living better.


 

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