Peanutty, chocolaty, gooey, comforting, surprisingly healthy (if that matters to you), arguably-better-than-Snickers breakfast deliciousness! This recipe was the result of serious pregnancy cravings for chocolate/peanuts/oats, combined with a need to use up some quinoa flakes. Don’t you just love a craving-meets-food-waste-fix combo?

A perfect weekend breakfast treat for two, if you feel like sharing with someone special… or you can indulge a little yourself (on both Saturday and Sunday 😉 ).

❤ MM xx



Serves: 2

100 ml quinoa flakes
150 ml oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp cacao
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tbsp peanuts (can be salted)
150 ml (1 small-medium) ripe banana, mashed
200 ml almond milk
1-2 tbsp peanut butter (I used Fitnessguru)
1 -2 tbsp maple syrup/rice malt syrup (optional)
1 peanut butter Squarebar (or chocolate/peanut protein bar of choice), chopped
Slices of banana to top the porridge (optional)
1-2 tsp melted coconut oil for greasing dish and brushing banana slices (if using extra banana)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (fan) and lightly grease 2 ramekins or one small pie dish with a little melted coconut oil.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix oats, quinoa flakes, spices, baking powder and half the peanuts (chopped if you prefer).
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine well.
  4. Add half of the Squarebar chunks to the mix. Spoon the porridge mix into dish/ramekins.
  5. Top porridge with remaining Squarebar pieces and banana slices brushed with coconut oil if you like.
  6. Bake porridge in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Let cool for around 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts and serve doused with almond milk or topped with coconut whipped cream/yogurt and raw chocolate sauce, if you like.


*If you don’t have quinoa flakes on hand, substitute them for more oats of an equal amount.



  1. This sounds SUPERB, and not just because it’s a snickers-flavored recipe! I love quinoa and the fact that it’s baked so that it’s more dense and cake-like! The photography is also so so beautiful!

    • Thank you so much! That’s so kind of you! I love the classic Snickers flavour combo, but the bars themselves are a sugar bomb. There’s some lasting energy to be found in this dish, along with some protein… and the all-important pb & chocolate flavour combo! 😉 Thank you again for the kind comment! xx

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