Saturday, October 6, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenDoes 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
(printable recipe)

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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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3 comments:

  1. This is brilliant. You (and your son!) are so good at coming up with recipes that are kid-centered but super healthy and interesting. I really do see a book coming :)

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  2. This is so adorable! Who wouldn't love this recipe :)

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  3. This. sounds. amazing. !!

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