Every six months or so, my favorite candy changes. I remember for one semester in college, I basically I lived on Rolos. I wouldn’t buy them by the roll either. I would buy them by the bag. I would sit there and play on the computer study, unwrapping each one and making a little trash pile of my tiny gold wrappers. Then there was the Twizzlers addiction. One year for Christmas, Chris and I drove the 16 hour trip from Birmingham to his parents house in Hanston, KS, and along the way I bought a 1 pound bag of strawberry Twizzlers. When we arrived at the Hann’s, the Twizzlers were gone, and I felt like I had a pound of wax in my stomach. That was the end of my Twizzlers kick! Yes, my favorite changes all the time, but right now my favorite candy is Almond Joys.
Almond Joy Oatmeal
I decided to recreate my current favorite candy in a healthy breakfast. When you think of Almond Joys, what do you think of? Almonds, coconut and chocolate, right?
Good. Me too.
Now, usually, I use water for the liquid in my oatmeal, but I decided to dress this one up a little. I used Almond Breeze, unsweetened, vanilla almond milk. I love this milk because it has half the calories of a glass of regular milk, plus the flavor is great, and there are 0 grams of sugar!
Almond Joy Oatmeal
1/2 C old fashioned oats
1 C unsweetened, vanilla almond milk (I use Almond Breeze)
2 T shredded coconut, unsweetened
2 T sliced almonds
2 tsp dark chocolate chips
Pinch of salt
Prepare the oats according to your favorite method, stove top or microwave. Once cooked, stir in the coconut, almonds and salt and top with chocolate chips.
You can eat it like that, or sir in the chocolate so it gets melty and gooey. It may not seem like it will be sweet enough because of the unsweetened milk and coconut, but the chocolate is just enough to make up for it.
How’s that for a delicious, healthy breakfast? That’s right, I said healthy! The only added sugar is in the 2 tsp of dark chocolate. Healthy fiber, healthy fats, healthy carbs, protein, TA DA! This recipe is also easy to double.