Brownie Batter Peanut Butter Swirl Stovetop Oatmeal, the healthy chocolate oatmeal of your dreams. Use this easy chocolate stovetop oatmeal recipe and then swirl in your favorite peanut butter for a breakfast that tastes like dessert, but is actually healthy!
From overnight oats to Instant Pot steel cut oats to crockpot oats, we have all the healthy oatmeal recipes you could ever imagine. Today we’re sharing one of my all-time favorite oatmeal recipes and it involves two of the greatest things on Earth…chocolate and peanut butter.
Brownie Batter Stovetop Oats
These brownie batter oats are made on the stovetop in under 15 minutes. They’re fluffy, healthy, and made with ingredients you probably have on hand. Did I mention that they are also gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and kid-friendly?! WOOT.
What you Need
- rolled oats: you can also use quick cooking oats, but you will need to adjust the liquid and use less!
- almond milk: any kind of milk will work, or even water too!
- cocoa powder: make sure to buy unsweetened cocoa powder as we will be adding our own sweetener to this recipe!
- peanut butter: all-natural, drippy peanut butter is the way to go for almost all Fit Foodie Finds recipes. It will also “swirl” the best, too!
- maple syrup: don’t have maple? Try using honey or agave instead!
- cinnamon: a dash of cinnamon really brightens up this recipe!
- vanilla extract: don’t skimp on the vanilla! It’s warm and yummy.
- banana: banana is used as an all-natural sweetener for this recipe. If you don’t like banana, try using applesauce. If you use applesauce, you’ll likely need to add more maple syrup as applesauce is not as sweet as mashed banana.
There are so many different ways to make oatmeal such as soaked, Instant Pot, crockpot, the microwave, etc. One of our favorite ways is classic and simple and made on the stovetop! If you are not using steel cut oats and you want to eat your oatmeal warm, we highly suggested taking that extra step and cooking your oats on the stove.
Why? Well, let me tell you! If you cook your oats on the stove, you can get them much fluffier and more voluptuous than in the microwave. Yes, it takes 10 minutes longer, but your oats will turn out creamy and oh-so-delish. PS: you should totally try our banana stovetop oatmeal, too!
More Topping Ideas
Don’t want to stop at just the peanut butter? Here are more topping ideas for your chocolate oatmeal!
- chocolate chips
- sea salt
- banana slices
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
More Chocolate Oatmeal Recipes
- Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Chai Vegan Overnight Oats
Chocolate Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Swirl
- Place all ingredients (leave out 1 tablespoon peanut butter for drizzle) into a medium-size pot and turn heat to medium/high.
- Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to medium and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the oatmeal has thickened. Stir often.
- Pour oatmeal into two bowls. Then, drizzle on 1/2 tablespoon of melted peanut butter on top of each bowl for the swirl. Last, add a few (optional) chocolate chips on top and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt. Enjoy!
Tips & Notes
- Storage: store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. We recommend reheating in the microwave and then adding the peanut butter.