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I made a drastic change in my diet at the beginning of the year, and I’m proud to say that I have been doing very well! I have been eating so much healthier than I used to, and I haven’t even had a cheat meal yet.

One of the things that I gave up at the beginning of the year was baking. I used to bake yummy, fattening treats all the time, and my biggest weakness was sweet breads and cookies. Oh, how I love both of those.

As I was browsing Pinterest the other night, I came across a recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies, and I will admit, I had to wipe a little bit of drool off my chin. They looked so yummy and inviting, and I just wanted to take a big bite out of them.

When I woke up the next day, I still had those darn cookies on my mind. I decided I would try to make something similar, but healthier, that would calm that craving fast! To be honest, the recipe for the cookies isn’t really all that bad, since it calls for whole wheat flour and coconut oil, but if I bake a batch of cookies, I know I am going to be tempted to eat way too many of them.

DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD OATMEAL

I had steel cut oats, bananas, cinnamon and dark chocolate chips on hand, so I knew they would be my working ingredients.

Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal

I combined the steel cut oats, water, a sliced banana, and cinnamon in the microwave, and cooked it at 50% power for 5 minutes, until the oatmeal was nice and thick and the bananas were soft and creamy. When I stirred the mixture up, the bananas just sort of melted into the oatmeal, but also left a few chunks for some great flavor and texture.

I transferred the oatmeal to a bowl and added some dark chocolate chips which melted slightly after hitting that hot oatmeal, and voila! I now had a Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal, not in cookie form, but it was still delicious and I saved myself from eating a dozen cookies in one sitting. I call that a win!

Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal

If you’re looking for a healthy treat to calm a sweet craving you have, give this oatmeal a try. It’s quite delicious! The directions are listed below.

Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup steel cut oats (3 minute)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 medium ripe banana (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine oats, water, cinnamon, and banana slices in a deep microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at 50% power for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Top with dark chocolate chips.

And there you have yourself a quick and easy, and wonderfully delicious treat! Enjoy!

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  7. I have never tried my oatmeal this way! I bet banana bread chocolate oats are sweet and delicious.

  8. That does look good! I’ll have to make this for my son for breakfast!

  9. It would definitely be easier to get up tomorrow morning if I knew I was going to eat this for breakfast! I love the combination of bananas and chocolate. Yummy Pinterest remake. :)

  10. I eat a lot of oatmeal and this flavor combo sounds delicious. I’ll definitely add this to my breakfast plan.

  11. Chocolate for breakfast is a great idea!

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