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Layered Snickers Oats (The BEST Breakfast)

These layered Snickers oats are such a luxury breakfast! It’s pure triple-threat deliciousness. No added sugar, gluten-free, and filled with nutrients you’d find in a multi-vitamin: Omega-3s, selenium, magnesium, iron, and lycine. 

Spotlight on Snickers! I thought cracking the shell would be more fun, but it was too thick. Chocolate iceberg?

I’m still on a flax kick. And a maca kick. Maca is amazing. It’s a mystical Incan substance that simultaneously tastes like peanut butter, butterscotch, and caramel. Add some salt and natural sweetness? You’re golden. But this ingredient is optional, as is psyllium husk.

More notes= More options:)

Layered Snickers Oats

Serves 1

For the base:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats or 1 instant oat packet* (38-40g)
  • 1/2 cup water (120mL)

For the peanut butter creme:

  • 2 tbsp PBFit (16g)
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free yogurt (90g)
  • Sweetener, to taste**

Third layer, a simple chocolate/caramel pudding:

  • 1/2 large banana or additional 1/4 cup vegan yogurt (60g)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (6g)
  • 1 tsp maca powder, optional (3g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp flax meal (7g)
  • 1/2 tbsp whole psyllium husk, optional (8g)
  • 1 large or 2 small dates, chopped

Gorgeous garnish and chocolate shell:

  • 1.5 tbsp (.75 ounces or 15g) dark chocolate***
  • 1 Brazil nut (5g)
  • Unmeasured toppings: peanuts, coarse sea salt, and dried fruit****
WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO:
  1. Microwave the oats and water for 1 minute. Allow to cool while you prepare the rest of this recipe.
  2. Mix the powdered peanut butter, vegan yogurt, and sweetener. Dollop onto the thick oats and smooth over.
  3. Combine (smush if necessary) the banana, cocoa powder, flax, vanilla, psyllium husk, and maca, if using. Spoon onto PB creme and press the date pieces on top.
  4. Lastly, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 40-second cycles. Pour onto the “caramel chocolate” layer and spread to cover the whole surface. While still shiny, add a chopped Brazil nut, peanuts, sea salt, and extra dried fruit.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or prep them overnight. I do not recommend leaving them un-eaten for more than a day, but that probably won’t happen.

*I use Q’ia no-sugar-added instant oats. These packets have chia seeds, inulin fiber, pumpkin seeds, and buckwheat groats! But you can use anything. The regular ol’ Quaker sachets are trusty dusty.

**I used a few drops of liquid stevia. You only need 1-2 tbsp of sweetness.

***70-100% cacao. I love richness, but others might call it bitterness. Unsweetened baker’s chocolate is the cheapest. Unless you’re a cocoa connoisseur, price does not equal quality. 88% chocolate seems to be the default percentage for “extreme” chocolate health food brands. Chocolove, Tony’s, Endangered Species, etc.

****I love the cacao banana fruit jerky from Solely. But you can use freeze-dried fruit! Just stay away from tropical stuff. Stick to strawberries, bananas, raspberries, or more dates. Because dates are our caramel substitute here, and Snickers must have caramel. On the subject of dates, you can use any kind. Deglet Noor is the most accessible and also the easiest to chop. But Medjool definitely has a sweeter, stickier vibe.


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