I love pumpkin and I cant live without chocolates. So this morning, I’ve decided to combine two of my favourites into a bowl. Instead of reaching out to a bar of dairy chocolate from your fridge, this is a good healthy substitute to satisfy your cravings. Food that are within your reach maybe quick and easy but not necessary the best choice, especially like store-bought cereals and granola bars. You just need to plan beforehand and spend 15mins of your time to prepare some healthy snacks for the day:)
Pumpkin Brownie oats
Serving : 2
Prep time: 5mins ; cooking time: 10mins
1 cup of rolled oats
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of pumpkin butter / puree
1 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder ( i added 2 tbsps because I really wanted a chocolaty taste)
2 tbsp of maple syrup
MaChia seed pudding
3/4 cups of unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp cup of chia seeds
2 tsp maca powder
2 tbsp maple syrup / natural sweetener
Additional topping: Macao Nice cream
2 frozen bananas
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder
Get your hands working:
Prepare chia seed pudding the night before. Mix everything in a cup till combined and leave it in the fridge overnight.
Next morning, take out the overnight chia seed pudding from the fridge. Divide the portion into 2 and place it at the bottom of the cup.
In a separate pan, pour all the ingredients for the chocolate brownie oats and start stirring the mixture over medium high heat. Try not to bring the mixture to a boil. Keep stirring until the mixture gets thicken or the texture that you like your oatmeal to be in. The longer to you, the thicker the mixture gets. Normally I will keep stirring until the oatmeal starts to get thicken (approx. 5mins) then I will pour it into another bowl to stop the oatmeal from being over-cooked. Put it aside and leave it to cool for 15mins before adding to your cup with the chia pudding.
When the oatmeal is being set aside to cool. you may prepare the nice cream by blending 2 frozen bananas with 1 tbsp of cacao powder. Blend till its of a smooth consistency.
Fill your cups with pumpkin brownie oats till the brim, scoop the nice cream and place it on top of the mixture. I added some leftover pumpkin brownie cubes into the mixture which gives extra taste and texture to my breakfast:) Not forgetting some sprinkles of desiccated coconut and crunchy clusters for extra crunch:) This is option if you prefer a simpler meal:)
It’s perfectly fine even if it’s without the addition of nice cream serving. I love it as it is as well.
Have a great meal:)