Peanut butter and chocolate is just one of those strange sounding combinations that really works. I’m a huge fan, and if you’re not aware of the amazing peanut butter cup chocolate treats from the U.S, where have you been? I’ve taken this popular chocolate flavour and made it something that can be served at breakfast time, which contains a secret ingredient.
Yes, chocolate for breakfast. What’s not to love?
Although it’s supposed to be summer here in the UK, some mornings have really had an autumnal vibe about them. Mornings like these call for a breakfast that’s going to warm your tummy. Porridge is perfect for this, it’s hearty and wholesome and always feels like a hug in a bowl when I make it.
Peanut butter and chocolate is just one of those strange sounding combinations that really works. Try this peanut butter cup porridge for breakfast!
- 35 g rolled porridge oats
- 125 ml water
- 2 tbsp Graham's The Family Dairy natural quark
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup
- handful of chocolate chips
Heat the oats, water, vanilla extract, mashed banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup on the stove and stir together for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the quark and chocolate chips.
As the porridge cools it will thicken. Transfer to a bowl and devour.
This porridge which can be cooked on the hob or the stove is seriously rich because of that secret ingredient – quark! I mixed through a couple of tablespoons of natural quark, while the porridge was almost finished cooking on the hob, making it thick and creamy. Quark is a great addition to sneak into your porridge because it’s naturally low in fat and high in protein making your porridge more filling and sustainable.
If you’re making this in the microwave, just stir all the ingredients together in a microwaveable bowl and heat for a few minutes.
What I love about porridge the most are the toppings. I go topping crazy! Fresh berries, nuts, nut butters, chocolate chips, seeds – there are no limits. Of course, if you are really craving chocolate you can add some more chocolate chips to make it really intense in chocolate. That’s the beauty of porridge, you can tailor it to your own tastes because it’s extremely versatile.
What’s your favourite chocolate flavour? Do you go crazy with your porridge toppings?
*This post was commissioned by Graham’s The Family Dairy, but all opinions are my own.