Does PB&J Oatmeal sound tasty to anyone under ten years old? I cringed when my son suggested it, but I decided to play with the idea. My kids loved this breakfast. In the interest of honesty, I just can't get past peanut butter in my oatmeal. My favorite oatmeal flavors lean more towards fresh apples or peaches. The peanut butter thickens the oatmeal and creates a distinct peanut butter flavor. Combined with the jelly, this oatmeal really is reminiscent of my boys' favorite sandwich.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
Yield: 4 servings
2 cups old fashioned oats
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup jelly *
In a medium size saucepan, bring the oats, water and salt to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the oats are soft and chewy. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until it is melted and combined with the oatmeal. Place the jelly in a small bowl or cup and stir with a spoon until it is smooth and pourable. Drizzle the jelly over the oatmeal just before serving. Enjoy!
* I used a natural fruit spread. If you are using a traditional jelly, you might want to reduce the amount slightly to avoid making the oatmeal too sweet.
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