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Few things go together better than strawberries and chocolate.  Luxury abounds when these two meet.  chocolate covered strawberries

Over the holidays while preparing for feeding family for a couple of days, I stumbled upon the idea of a banana split oatmeal breakfast bar.  Everyone loved choosing their special blend in their oatmeal.  My favorite combination that I continued to make after the company was gone was the chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal.

Of course you can make it with sugary goodness, but since I'm attempting to eat according to the THM guidelines, there were some tweaks I had to make.  No yumminess was injured in the modification of this recipe.

Here's what you'll need: 

The trickiest part of this process is remembering to set the oatmeal to soak overnight.  I treat oatmeal like I do rice - 2 cups of water to every cup of oatmeal.  Since I was making 4 cups of oatmeal, I poured 8 cups of water over it, put the lid on my pot and waited until morning.sugar free chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal

In the morning, crank the burner up to high until the water starts to boil, then reduce to low and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the oatmeal is a creamy consistency you like.

cooking oatmeal cooked oatmeal

While the oatmeal is cooking up, chop up some fresh strawberries.cutting strawberries

Now for the fun flavors!  Put 1/2 cup of the cooked oatmeal in a bowl.  Then add a squirt of the liquid Stevia (to taste), and a sprinkling of the Lily's Chocolate.  Mix well.chocolate oatmeal stir chocolate chips in oatmeal

The chocolates melt in the warm oatmeal and become creamy chocolaty goodness. Now stir in the strawberries, and a little almond milk or plain Greek yogurt for creaminess. add strawberries to oatmeal

Top with a dollop of whipped cream for extra loveliness, and you have a sugar free breakfast to indulge in!chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal breakfast

Not a sweet breakfast eater?  Then try my favorite way to eat eggs!

sugar free chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal delightful breakfast

 

4 Comments

  1. Christy on June 30, 2015 at 8:58 am

    So, when is breakfast? I need to try this one! Where do you buy your Lilly’s chips?

    • Betsy on July 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      It’s pretty tasty! I found them at Netrition.com but there is a flat shipping fee. Amazon sells them too, but they’re more expensive. I just use little bits at a time, so they last a while.

  2. Brandi @ penguinsinpink.com on August 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    You had me at THM! This sounds amazing. I’ll be including it in my summer berry round up.

    • Betsy on August 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      I know! It’s so yummy! I had it for breakfast this morning but I added raspberries and slices of peach. So satisfying. I need to check out your summer berry round up. Sounds tasty!

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