Chunky Monkey Oatmeal, aka my new favorite breakfast: oatmeal flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with banana slices, toasted walnut pieces, and a whole lot of chocolate!
Guys, long time no see! Having a great summer so far? Man, I feel like I haven’t posted in forever! The past few weeks have just flown by. The Rocking Rebel, Baby Boy, little Lucy and I spent two weeks house sitting at my sister’s place and are now in the middle of a little living room redecorating project. Right now, we’re trying to decide whether to paint the wall behind the couch vintage blue, breezy blue or icy blue. We’re leaning towards breezy blue at the moment. We also took Baby Boy for his first swim in the swimming pool, ate about a dozen fake magnum almonds each, and we’ve been binge-watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I actually got the Rocking Rebel hooked on all the drama. Can you believe it? Oh, and I’ve baked, um… not once!
I did have a lot of oatmeal, though. So instead of turning on the oven and making a big cake no one would make this time of year, I thought I’d share a recipe for oats again! You remember my Raspberry Oats with Biscoff Crumbs, right? Can you tell I really love oatmeal? It’s pretty much my go-to breakfast because it’s so yummy. It’s also really easy to share it with Baby Boy, who is not only big enough to have oatmeal, but who’s also learned to stand up on his own with minimal support (one hand on the toy box)! Seriously… that kid is strong. I mean he’s just 9 months today 😊
So let’s talk oats. Because they’re yummy. And there’re great with chocolate!
Have you had Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream? Truth be told, I haven’t. Banana ice cream doesn’t really appeal to me (though I have been meaning to try banana nice cream). It just doesn’t speak to my soul as chocolate ice cream and salted caramel ice cream does.
So no, I haven’t actually had Chunky Monkey ice cream. But I do know it’s banana ice cream with chocolate fudge chunks and walnuts. And to me it seemed those flavors would go pretty well with oatmeal and a cup of tea!