Posted by: Laurie | April 9, 2011

Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Mark found this recipe a few weeks ago, and we have been wanting to try it out for breakfast. Lazy Saturday mornings are PERFECT for this quick and easy meal.

We made a few adjustments, of course, but Sweet and Savory by Sarah had the right idea for the peanut butter in oatmeal!

Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal
1 1 /2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats
1/4 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 Cups White Sugar
3/4 Cups Milk
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1 Egg
1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

Melt the butter in the microwave in medium-sized bowl. Once the butter is melted, add all of the remaining ingredients. Mix it all together and smooth into an 8×8 glass pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

We served this in bowls with a little milk poured in. It’s very thick without the milk (not bad, just thick) and the milk really helped to smooth it out. Plus, the warm oatmeal plus the cold milk = deliciousness!

This served the four of us, plus about two left over servings. Mark took the leftover servings, spread them out on a cookie sheet and baked it in the oven to crisp the oats and make a drier cereal. I’m sure that will be delicious with milk, too!

We added: an extra teaspoon of vanilla and 3/4 Cup of raisins. Mark used creamy peanut butter, but we think crunchy peanut butter would have been just as delicious.

What we might add next time: pecans or walnuts; an apple or two, diced very small; banana (to the top, once it’s done); cinnamon; less sugar (but not much – and only if you add the cinnamon!)…

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