A bowl of nutritious oatmeal hidden in chocolate brownies, flourless, egg-less, dairy and sugar-free! Yes, they still taste good!
I have to admit, this “breakfast brownies” recipe was a bit of an experiment. You all may know I love making breakfast cookies with oat and bananas (recipe coming soon). However, I wanted to remix that up a bit.
Let’s back up for a second, oatmeal is an AWESOME breakfast. It’s filling, chock-full of nutrition (I’m sure you know), and provides sustainable energy. Nutritionally you are getting iron, zinc, vitamin B1 and B5, but also it has more protein than most grains and also has soluble fibre. Soluble fibre is the one that helps to regulate blood sugar, regulate good fats in the body and also creates satiety (the feeling of fullness). So much goodness. For more information on the health benefits of oatmeal check out Healthline.
However, it’s not always easy to get my kids, and myself for that matter, to eat a bowl of oatmeal. I personally overdid it, perhaps my kids did as well, or they just became kids that are in a phase. Who knows.
One thing stays static though, we need to eat oats. So I try to come up with easy, but healthy, and fun breakfast ideas that the kids will love. This one…a definite winner (totally kid-approved). I mean c’mon, you have to admit breakfast brownies do sound darn good.
So no more story…let’s get baking.
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 2 tbsp organic unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp natural honey (optional)
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- Cocoa nibs or chocolate chips (optional)
Topping (optional): Maple syrup and 1 tsp almond butter
- Preheat your oven to 325°
- Grease a square baking pan with avocado oil (or grease of choice)
- Mix all ingredients (above) in a bowl, mix well
- Pour into the baking pan
- Top with cocoa nibs or chocolate chips if desired
- Bake for 20-25 minutes (do the toothpick test)
- Remove from oven and let cool only slightly (they won’t be as hard as a regular brownie but that’s ok)
- Cut and plate and serve
- Optional Step (mix together some maple syrup and almond butter – more syrup then butter, about a 2/3 to 1/3 combination) and drizzle on top of brownies before serving
That’s it! Enjoy your breakfast!!