Cashew Butter Cup Chocolate Oatmeal
 
 
Rich in chocolate, naturally sweetened and topped with cashew butter cup pieces!
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Cashew butter
  • 2 cups raw cashews
Cashew butter cups
  • ⅓ cup roasted cashew butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Oatmeal
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 (35g) large medjool dates (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter
  • toppings: peanut butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, peanuts
Instructions
For the cashew butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread cashews into a single layer.
  3. Roast in the oven for 22 to 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through cooking.
  4. Let cool about 15 minutes and place in the bowl of a food processor.
  5. Process for about 10 minutes until the mixture is really smooth.
For the cashew butter cups
  1. Line one 6-cups muffin pan with muffin paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cashew butter and maple syrup, mix until thick and well combined. Set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Spoon about one tablespoon of the melted chocolate into the middle of a muffin paper cup. Spoon one tablespoon of the cashew butter mixture on top of the chocolate (flatten gently with the back of a spoon if needed). Repeat with the remaining muffin cups.
  4. Top with another teaspoon of melted chocolate and spread lightly to cover the filling.
  5. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
For the oatmeal
  1. Chop the dates and mash them roughly using a fork.
  2. Add the oats, cocoa powder, salt, almond milk and dates to a pan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. When the oats are cooked and creamy, remove from heat and stir in the cashew butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Transfer to two bowls and top with more cashew butter, chocolate chips and cashew butter cup pieces.
Notes
To save time, you can soak the oats with the rest of the ingredients the night before. Store in the fridge and reheat in the morning.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 (without toppings) Calories: 426 Fat: 15.3 g Carbohydrates: 64 g Sugar: 24.6 g Fiber: 11.3 g Protein: 14.2 g
Recipe by Full of Plants at https://fullofplants.com/cashew-butter-cup-oatmeal/