Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal

Okay, so I might be a little out of season with this one. The truth is, I love sweet potato. 365 days a year. My heart knows no boundaries with food. Sure, I may crave certain foods a little more during certain seasons, but sometimes I want peaches in February or sweet potatoes in April.

Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

Although pumpkin, sweet potato, and the other winter squashes are often paired with earthy spices, I love to combine them with chocolate occasionally. For example, Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal, Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Oatmeal, and Choco-Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Parfait are all surprisingly fantastic.

Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan

Considering my general goal in life is to find a way to incorporate peanut butter into nearly every recipe, I decided to go with chocolate PB2 instead of chocolate chips (but you could always use both! 😉 ).

Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice (or water)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 smallish sweet potato, peeled and cooked (or 1/2 a large one)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • chocolate PB2 for serving*

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk/water to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Mash sweet potato. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, stir into the oatmeal.
  3. Add vanilla extract, maple syrup, and salt. Stir. **See notes below for other optional flavors.**
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add another splash of milk and top with chocolate PB2 and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, fresh fruit, nuts, etc.).

Just an FYI:

*You can also add cocoa powder to regular PB2 or peanut butter. **You could add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if you like that combination with chocolate. Another option is 1/8 tsp lemon extract, which would give it a bright, sunny flavor. Trust me on this.


Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal #vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Sweet Potato and Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal

  1. Kelsey says:

    I’ve unknowingly been making sweet potatoes like this all week! I finally made an oatmeal version tonight and topped with half faux-reo PB2 and half Dark Chocolate dreams so it was rich, but not straight peanut butter rich.

  2. Christine says:

    I made this recipe this morning. It was delicious! I used Chocolate Better ‘N Peanut Butter instead of PB2. I omitted the maple syrup since the peanut butter was already sweetened. I also added the optional lemon extract (you were right about that!), and topped the oatmeal with sliced strawberries.

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