Friday, January 25, 2013

Fab Fit Friday: Whole Grain Scotcharoo Oatmeal

When I was younger, my mom used to make scotcharoos for dessert every now and then. They were my favorite. If there were any left over from the night before, you better believe I was reaching for them for breakfast. Sounds pretty healthy right? 

Thankfully, I know now that having dessert for breakfast is unacceptable. Well, maybe Christmas morning we can make an exception, but any other time it's wrong. The "breakfast" foods out there advertised for kids such as: pop-tarts, donuts, cinnamon rolls, etc...are considered "desserts" in my book. I ate them every morning as a kid, and sometimes more servings than I should have. It definitely didn't play in my favor. 

If it's something sweet you crave in the morning, then maybe try changing up your favorite dessert into a "breakfast food" or making a healthier version.  Here is a recipe for scotcharoo oatmeal. I took ingredients from the dessert for flavor, ditching the:sugar, rice Krispies, corn syrup, and full fat peanut butter. This breakfast is much healthier than eating a scotcharoo for breakfast or a couple pop-tarts. You still feel satisfied and full. Add a couple egg whites or fruit and you have a well rounded breakfast! 

This would be a perfect breakfast before a hard workout.

  • 1 Serving Whole Grain Oats
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chunks 
  • 1/2 Tbsp Butterscotch Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Pb2 Powdered Peanut Butter

-Prepare oatmeal as directed on container. (Use Water)

-Mix in Pb2 Powder. 

-Add dark chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.

-Dark chocolate has great health benefits like antioxidants. It's a much better choice than milk chocolate.  

Mix everything together! 

This bowl of oatmeal smelt delicious. I made Jeremy close his eyes and tell me what he smelt. He thought I had made scotcharoos! Much better than those breakfast/energy bars and much more filling. 

Nutrition: 210 Calories, 5g Fat, 34g Carbs, 5g Fiber, 8g Sugar, 9g Protein.
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