Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

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I'm completely obsessed with Enjoy Life chocolate chips; I bought the dark chocolate chips and it's so difficult not to eat them like candy,  I put them in my oatmeal or just eat a few plain whenever I need a chocolate fix.  They are vegan, gluten-free and non GMO.  I usually find them in the organic aisle in my local supermarket or small health food stores.  Go try them now!  Get all the info about them on their website

Here is my oatmeal recipe.  I make my oats with water, sometimes coconut water but usually fresh, filtered water and maybe a splash of fresh lemon juice.  Lately, I love drizzling my oats with coconut milk (I buy Trader Joe's canned light coconut milk).  Check out this easy oatmeal recipe:


1/2 cup of gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup of filtered water or coconut water
1 tbsp of enjoy life dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp of creamy, unsalted almond butter
2 tbsp of light coconut milk
1 ripe banana sliced
2 tbsp of cinnamon

Add your rolled oats and water to a small pot and heat on low.  The oatmeal will begin to cook slowly.  Add the cinnamon and stir.  Once the oats are cooked and the water is almost gone, turn off the heat and let your oats sit for a few minutes; drizzle with the coconut milk and stir.  Transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. The chocolate chips are sweet so I didn't add any extra sugar to this recipe, as you can see from the ingredient list.  The ripe banana is also very sweet so natural sugars are the best if you can do this.

What are you making for meatless Monday?