Confession: when I buy a bag of chocolate chips, they’re usually gone within a week or two. That’s why I will go such long stretches without chocolate chip recipes. If I had a bag in my kitchen all the time, I would go through about six a month. I just can’t keep my hands out of them!
So you can imagine my surprise the other day when I was digging for something in my cupboard and found the final few tablespoons of chocolate chips in a forgotten bag stuffed in the back. Since I had some mashed sweet potato prepared for oatmeal meal prep left in the fridge, I set to work on this recipe.
(You know, before I just ate the rest of the chocolate by the handful.)
I learned from my Sweet Potato Oatmeal & Chocolate PB2 recipe that chocolate and sweet potatoes are an oddly satisfying combination. Once again, this duo did not disappoint.
Obviously, you could top this with chocolate PB2, PB&Company Dark Chocolate Dreams, Nutella, etc. If you’re really feeling ambitious, you could try it with Chocolate Hazelnut PB2, Faux-reo Cookie PB2, Salted Fudge PB2, or even Salted Pretzel PB2.
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What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used Better Oats Multigrain)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup (or more)
- handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to make it:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a single-serving ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, mix oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined. (Alternatively, you can puree ingredients together in a food processor like I did.)
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together sweet potato puree, milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
- Add dry ingredients to mix ingredients and stir until combined. (Or process them all together.)
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour into the prepared ramekin and bake for 20-23 minutes.
Just an FYI:
Adapted from my Sweet Potato Pie Baked Oatmeal.