Cookie Oatmeal for Breakfast? Yes, please!

I love this messy oatmeal photo.  It makes me want to get a tall cup of coffee and sit on the porch outside on a cool spring morning.  All the little nooks and crannies filled with gooey peanut butter and chewy raisins.  I’m officially addicted to this breakfast.  My puppies love when I make this because I let them lick the peanut butter spoon.  Oatmeal+peanut butter=Awesome!

My photos for this breakfast were all kinds of terrible so forgive me this one time.  It is super hard to make messy bland colored oatmeal look all scrumptious.  All you food photographers out there who can – I’m so jealous and when can you please come over and teach me?  

I have mentioned several times on this wonderful site about how much I hate eating dessert for breakfast (donuts, toaster strudels etc…)  So it may come as a surprise or even hypocritical of me to post this recipe.  Well for this oatmeal I’m willing to risk being called names.  My hubby and I have been eating homemade oatmeal for years but we never really got creative with it.  Well we were missing out big time.  Now my obsession for all things oatmeal might start getting out of control.  Oats are simply amazing.  They absorb whatever you put in them, making them these amazing little pockets of flavor holders.  Crazy…..

So now I pre-pack my breakfast for the whole week – and let’s just say I’m not exactly a pre-packer of meals.  AKA I’m lazy and not a morning person.  Do any of you live with a morning person?  The type of person who sings in the morning or dances?  Maybe even jumps on the bed like a crazy person? Well welcome to my mornings with my crazy morning person husband. 

But enough about me.  Let’s talk breakfast. 

What is your favorite breakfast??

1 Serving size, About 250 calories 


1/2 cup Oatmeal

1 tbs organic peanut butter (it just tastes better)

1 little packet of Truvia or any Stevia based sweetener

About 10 Raisins

hot water – the amount will vary depending on how watery you like your oatmeal – I do not like mine watery.

Place the oatmeal, peanut butter, raisins and Truvia in a small container or bowl.  Heat your water separately in a microwave safe bowl for about 2 minutes.  Pour the water slowly over everything in the bowl.  Stir everything together until the peanut butter melts and the oatmeal is wet enough for your liking.  This seriously tastes like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie.  So yummy.

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