Give your morning a boost with caffeine-infused protein oatmeal. It tastes like dessert, yet is nutritious, filling and has a wonderful coffee chocolate flavor. Warm up on a winter morning with a mocha oatmeal bowl that will keep you full for hours. This recipe is also gluten-free, vegan and nut-free. —maiah03
In a small pot on the stove, mix all ingredients except the protein powder and stirring often, cook for 6-8 min over medium-high heat.
Stir in the cocoa powder and protein powder after you have removed the oatmeal from heat. Add a little extra nondairy milk if it is too thick.
For an optional garnish: whisk about 2 teaspoons maple syrup with 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or until the desired texture is reached, and drizzle on top. Garnish with sliced banana, and chocolate covered espresso beans if desired.