These thick and hearty whole grain steel-cut oats are not only easy to make but rich in fiber, chocolately and packed with 15 grams of protein.
Now that school is back in session, I’m always looking for easy breakfast recipes that will keep my boys full and satisfied all morning long.
Steel-cut oats will always remind me of my childhood because my mom preferred them over old fashioned oats. Since they’re larger in size than old fashioned oats, the end result is chewier and heartier than traditional oatmeal.
What’s the difference between steel cut and old fashioned oats?
Old fashioned oats are simply steel-cut oats that have been hammered flat for quicker cooking. Both are healthy and nutritious.
For added protein, I also add in Bob’s Red Mill protein powder. Whether you use chocolate, vanilla or chai flavored, adding protein powder is a great way to boost the nutritional value of a bowl of oats.
Of course, the best part about eating oatmeal for breakfast is all of the toppings and garnishes you can add to serve! For a special treat I decided to add in mini chocolate chips and raspberries.
Peanut butter or toasted coconut flakes would also be super tasty on top of this bowl of high protein chocolate steel-cut oats.
What are your favorite mix-ins for oatmeal? I’d love to hear from you.
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High Protein Chocolate Steel Cut Oats
- In a medium sauce pot, whisk together milk, water, vanilla, salt, cocoa powder, protein powder and flax seed meal over medium-high heat. Heat until bubbles start to form around the edges of the pan, whisking occasionally, being careful not to bring to a roaring boil.
- Once bubbles start to form around the edges, add in the steel cut oats. Bring back to a low boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes or until oats reach desired consistency. Serve with mini chocolatee chips, raspberries and milk if you wish.
Disclosure: I am honored to be in a long term partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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