Tuesday, September 4, 2012

PB&J Baked Oatmeal

I love peanut butter and jelly so much, it hurts. [/cliche]


During the first week of school last week, I ended up filling out a couple different get-to-know-you surveys that asked for my favorite food. I first wrote down "oatmeal," but then I scratched it out and wrote "grilled PB&J sandwich." As it turns out, that's a foreign concept to a lot of people. What a shame.


This is one of those recipes that immediately made me consider my Top 10 list. This HAD to be on it. It's so good. As much as I prefer stove-top oatmeal, I'm starting to realize that peanut butter just works better in baked form.


Please try this soon. :)

PB&J Baked Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 a very ripe banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2-3 tsp jelly/jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a single-serving ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mash up a ripe banana. Add almond milk, vanilla extract, and peanut butter. Stir.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mix ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  6. Pour into the prepared ramekin. Then, take the jelly/jam and carefully swirl it into the oatmeal. (You could simply stir it in during the 3rd or 4th step, but it's much more aesthetically pleasing this way!)
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes.
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For a big batch! (4 servings)

Ingredients
  • 2 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 very ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup water (or more almond milk)
  • 1-2 tbsp jelly/jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  3. In another bowl, mash up bananas. Add almond milk, vanilla extract, and peanut butter. Stir.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mix ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan. Then, take the jelly/jam and carefully swirl it into the oatmeal. (You could simply stir it in during the 3rd or 4th step, but it's much more aesthetically pleasing this way!)
  7. Bake for 26-30 minutes.

Variation: If you want the banana to play a more prominent role ("PB&J and Banana Baked Oatmeal"), consider leaving some chunks/slices instead of mashing all of it. You could also use an entire banana, and slice the second half.

**You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  You can also like The Oatmeal Artist on Facebook. Thanks!

23 comments:

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  2. Oh good god this looks so terribly delicious. I need to try this as soon as possible !
    I just wanted to thank you because since I've discovered your blog there's so much oatmeal recipe I want to try and it made me want to eat oatmeal every morning!

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  3. This looks great, but I'm kinda scared to try it with banana. Methinks I'll try subbing applesauce (or some kind of baby food, the fruit purees of course). What do you think? :)

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    1. Go for it! I make PB&J with apples all the time, so I don't see why applesauce wouldn't work! :)

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  4. Looks delicious! As a self-proclaimed "Oatmeal Doctor," I'm glad I found your site. :) BTW I'm featuring your peach cobbler on my blog tomorrow--it's part of a "Healthy Plate" challenge I'm doing where I'm attempting to make healthy recipes for every single food listed on the USDA "Choose Your Plate" (the new food pyramid guide) in one year. My blog is fitness/healthy recipe focused but I also am geared towards those in recovery from eating disorder, so it's about finding a healthy balance...

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    1. Thanks so much!! That sounds like a really cool project. Best of luck!

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  5. hi, oatmeal artist! i just came across your blog because i'm writing an article about oatmeal for the violet magazine (http://thevioletonline.com/) and 1) your blog is amazing, and 2) if you're up for it i would love to involve your expert input with the article... do you have an email address i could send a message to? or could you email me when you get a chance? yeh.molly@gmail.com


    yay!

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  6. I LOVE this oatmeal. Love it. Having it for dinner love it. Thank you so much for your blog and for posting this awesome recipes. I am creatively challenged and would never have thought of any of this. You make my life happier :-) Thanks!!

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  7. Those oatmeal bars in the picture look great! How do you make this recipe into a bar-like form?

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    1. I made the "for many" recipe in a 8x8 pan and cut them into squares! They won't hold up like a "bar," but if that's your intent, you could try reducing the amount of liquid and/or increase the baking time.

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  8. What is the nutritional facts?

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    1. You can enter the recipe into here: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

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    2. Hi ! Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes ! I'm a big oat lover, always looking for new recipes, and I'm very grateful for having found your blog, thank you ! :)
      But I was wondering if, for any baked oatmeal, I have to use milk, or can I replace it with water ? Thank you.

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  9. This was such a yummy recipe and I love the way it looks with the jam swirled on top. I will definitely be making this again! :)

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  10. OMG. I made this for the first time today and I am in LOVE. I didn't want the delicious-ness to end! I found your site a few weeks ago and have made quite a few recipes (all wonderful!) but this one has to be my favorite by far!! Thank you for all that you do and keep the wonderful recipes coming!!

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  11. One of my go to breakfast recipes. Love it!

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  12. What type of jam/jelly would you recommend? :)

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    1. Any! Grape, strawberry, cherry, or mixed berry are my favorites (in that order).

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