White Chocolate "Maca"
Macadamia Nut Oatmeal
I love breakfast. This is one of my favorite oatmeal recipes. Maca has a mild nutty taste with a hint of butterscotch which goes really well with any type of chocolate you have. Maca is considered a superfood with many nutritional benefits that include an increase in energy and stamina, increased libido, improves sleep, anti-aging, balances mood, improves brain functions and more. Maca is rich in protein, vitamin B12, calcium, over 20 different fatty acids, vitamin c as well as many other vitamins and minerals. Maca is great in smoothies, shakes and juices.
This is a semi-healthy version of a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie but in oatmeal form.
This is a decadent tasting breakfast that comes out to under 500 calories with plenty of nutrition to get your day going.
1/2 cup Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
1 cup Non-Dairy Milk or Water
1/2 mashed Ripe Banana
1 tablespoon of Vegan White Chocolate Chips
1 teaspoon of Maca Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Flax
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
a pinch of Cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1/2 Banana sliced
1 tablespoon of Macadamia Nuts
1/2 teaspoon Maple Syrup
a few Vegan White Chocolate Chips
a few dried cranberries
Combine the oats, salt and milk into a sauce pan on the stove and cook over medium heat while stirring. Once the liquid has reduced and the oats are nearly cooked, add 1/2 the white chocolate chips and mashed banana. Stir it in til its well combined.
Now add the vanilla, maca, cinnamon and ground flax. Mix it well til all the ingredients have been combined. Finish cooking the oatmeal to the consistency you like. If it's too thick, you can add a little more milk.
I topped my oatmeal with sliced banana, macadamia nuts, the rest of the white chocolate chips, a few dried cranberries and a little drizzle of maple syrup.