Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Baked peanut butter oatmeal


Creamy peanut butter, oats, brown sugar, and a touch of cinnamon baking in the morning will make your whole house smell wonderful. Lately I've been on a quest for easy and nutritious breakfasts that my twins (and my husband and I) will eat. They love scrambled eggs with vegetables, pancakes, and cut up fruit, but they've recently become resistant to being fed from a spoon and don't have much interest in learning it for themselves yet. So oatmeal, cream of wheat, and other hot cereals they used to eat are becoming harder. They will still take yogurt though - they love yogurt! I decided to try out baked oatmeal with them so that they are still eating the oats, but can pick it up themselves. This peanut butter one is a hit with the whole family. The peanut butter flavor is perfect with the lightly sweetened oats. The twins ate theirs cut into a square with some halved blueberries and my husband and I ate it scooped into a bowl with blueberries and milk. We ate it cold cut into squares again the next day. It's slightly crumbly, but also very soft so it's great for toddlers. This recipe will serve about 4-6 people, depending on age and hunger level.


Baked peanut butter oatmeal
1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
1/2 cup all-natural unsalted peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, stir together the oats through cinnamon. Then stir in the egg through peanut butter until well-combined. Pour and evenly spread into the baking dish.

Bake for about 25-27 minutes, or until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out cleanly from the middle.

Let cool slightly and then serve as desired. Cover leftovers and eat at room temperature, or reheated.


What was I cooking one year ago?: zucchini (mock apple) crisp
Two years ago?: sweet corn chowder
Three years ago?: blueberry pie
Four?: lemon zucchini cornmeal cookies
Five?: warm Mexican corn salad
Six?: roasted salsa verde
7?: spicy eggplant & Thai basil stir-fry

12 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and oatmeal are both my favourites! This surely a great bake to kick start the day, Amy.

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  2. This sounds quite intriguing to me. We had oatmeal almost everyday when I was growing up. I like it, but this sounds better. Thank you for sharing. Shared and pinned

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  3. Your baked oats look so hearty and delicious! Perfect breakfast dish!

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  4. I bet this is fabulous Amy, the perfect way to start the morning. Love that this is baked.

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  5. This sounds wonderful for grownups and little ones! I'd gobble this down for breakfast without a problem :)

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  6. This looks delicious. I am a big peanut butter and oatmeal fan. This would definitely work at my house. Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us.

    Velva

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  7. Oooh looks like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie....but totally appropriate to eat for breakfast! Looks super yummy Amy! XOXO

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  8. Love peanut butter! And it combines so well with oats, doesn't it? This looks terrific -- I'd want seconds!

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  9. Such a good recipe to share at Fiesta Friday party! This looks delicious!

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  10. Oh I LOVE THIS!!! Huge peanut butter fan here. This would make a fabulous quick, nutritious breakfast. Thanks!

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  11. Love the idea of baked oatmeal! Why haven't I made this before? I love a nice hearty breakfast, and the idea of baking it all up is just perfect. Thank you for bringing this to the Fiesta, Amy!

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  12. Baked oatmeal and I are old pals, but I have never made a peanut butter version and I LOVE peanut butter. This is happening!

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