Totspot Breakfast: Chunky Monkey Oatmeal
Fall is here! I love autumn – the changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and best of all, Halloween!! Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday and when the leaves start turning orange, I know it’ll be here soon.
The only thing I don’t love about autumn is the sudden cold breeze it blows in with. I love winter when everything’s covered in snow and I can curl up in front of the fire with some hot vegan buttered rum. I don’t mind the cold. It’s just this in between stage I don’t love, where you never know if you should wear shorts or jeans, and you’re doomed to always be too hot or too cold. Plus it always seems to be smoky here from the inevitable forest fires somewhere in California. Yuck.
I know there are a ton of autumn lovers out there; I hope I’m not offending you. I truly adore everything the season symbolizes, and all the great traditions throughout it. I just don’t love the actual weather. Maybe I just need to move. I’m sure autumn in San Diego is quite lovely!
Sadly, we didn’t wake up in sunny California today and it was super chilly! It’ll still get up to 80 degrees today, but morning was cold! We needed something warm and sweet to fill our tummies. I immediately thought of Oh She Glows’ Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal. We made just a couple changes. First, I caramelized the banana in almond milk rather than oil. Second, I stirred in all the peanut butter rather than using half as a topping. I used a little extra too, probably closer to two tablespoons. I’m trying to cram as many calories into Torin as I possibly can. And he loved it. Like, double fisted, smear it all over your face, can’t shovel it into his mouth fast enough, loved it. I think you will too.