If you want to have a schoolyard kid moment with your significant other, make PB&J Baked Oatmeal for breakfast.
By Julia Mueller
If giggling like a school kid over PB & J oatmeal first thing in the morning keeps you young, then I’m back in the 2nd grade. “It’s like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich all mashed up in a bowl” (giggle giggle), was the boyfriend’s comment. We’re serious food people.
Hey, PB pal, take a dive into my oatmeal and meeeeeelt away! My love for peanut butter is no mystery and I’ve thought about adding it to oatmeal for quite some time, but couldn’t bring myself to do it until. now. What would happen to my beloved oats? More importantly, what would happen to my darling peanut butter?
Awesomeness is the answer. Pure awesomeness. On account of the peanut butter, this oatmeal turns out with a creamy texture (thanks PB, you never do me wrong) and you know what the jam does. The jam just. does. The fact that it’s baked makes it even better…baked oatmeal is booooonkers!
If you want to have a schoolyard kid moment with your significant other, make PB&J Baked Oatmeal for breakfast. You’ll giggle. The only thing you’ll talk about is what type of jam to use. It’s the only thing that will matter and the matter is serious, so tread lightly. The reality of being an adult won’t phase you the whole time you eat this. So make a big portion; that’d be smart.
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (I use Gluten-Free Bob’s Red Mill)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons your favorite jam/preserves (I used cranberry apple, boyfriend liked blackberry)
- 2 cups boiling water
- ½ cup milk of choice
- To Make:
- Heat a tea kettle and bring water to a boil.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients except milk to a mixing bowl and stir until there are no chunks of peanut butter.
- Add the milk and stir.
- Divvy up the oatmeal between two or three ramekins and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Enjoy with more jam and chopped nuts on top!
As a fitness and nutrition enthusiast, Julia writes a food blog called The Roasted Root, where she share recipes that are mostly vegetable and meat based along with stories of her travels and day-to-day activities. Julia loves enjoying fresh home cooked meals with her friends and family, and the process of developing recipes, photographing, and sharing them.