Mocha Banana Oatmeal

After two consecutive days of pancakes, I was craving for a stick-to-your-ribs bowl of dense oatmeal. I put the kopi luwak from Bali to good use with this mocha oatmeal – a caffeine boost to kick start the day! On hindsight, maybe using the luwak in oatmeal is a waste. Given that it is so expensive, it should be enjoyed in its own right, pure. form.

This time I prepared the coffee properly, putting my research into action. I used 1/3 tbsp of coffee powder to 1/4 cup boiling water, stirred vigorously and let it be immersed for about 3-5 mins, then filtered with a filter paper. Previously I had used too little powder and as a result, was too watered down. Today’s one was much better.

The chocolate in this recipe comes in three forms – choc chips, chocolate (chia seed) peanut butter and cocoa powder. Triple the chocolate, triple the decadence! Today I also decided to use egg whites instead of protein powder for protein, just for fun.

Unfortunately, no pictures today because I was lazy and also the haze has gotten so bad it has permeated the house, so any pictures would end up foggy. This pic was taken a couple of days ago when the PSI was still in the 200-range.
TTSH haze
Mocha Banana Oatmeal
Serves one

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (33g) Scottish oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/2 banana (50g), mashed
  • 1 egg white
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Choc chips
  • 1/2 tbsp Peanut butter
  • Chopped fresh fruits (mango, strawberries), optional

Directions

  1. Cook oats in water, coffee and soy milk until desired thickness, about 20 min.
  2. Whip in mashed bananas, cocoa powder and spices and cook another 3-5 min.
  3. Serve and top (or layered in between as I did) with choc chips, peanut butter and (optional) fruits.

Surprising that I managed to stick to just one type of nut butter today!

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Sabrina

Sabrina is passionate about all things health, wellness, conscious living and good vibes.

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