Posts Tagged ‘peanut butter’
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.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE STUFFED WITH AN OREO
I realize I’m not reinventing the wheel here with everyone stuffing cookies and brownies and candy inside cookies and brownies and candy, but who can resist really. It is a cookie stuffed with a cookie!!! How can you go wrong? I also love everyone’s expressions when they pick up a seemingly innocent chocolate chip cookie and bite into it to find ANOTHER cookie! Every adult turns into a little kid and starts using sayings like, “dude, this rocks”.
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE STUFFED WITH TWIX
My husband is a cookie connoisseur/monster. He can tell you where it is worth buying a cookie and where it is not anywhere in town. Everywhere we go he buys a chocolate chip cookie. It is insane. He is constantly in trouble for eating a dozen cookies straight without taking into consideration that someone else might want ONE cookie. I can’t tell you how many times he has accidentally eaten my cookie as well as his because he didn’t remember eating the first one. It is a problem and I’m looking for a good counselor to discuss the matter with….
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE STUFFED WITH A THIN MINT
Over the weekend Natalie brought me a cake to surprise me with while I was not home. She brought Michael a cookie to eat to keep him from cutting into the cake before I got a chance to see it. He has absolutely no will power!!
Needless to say these suckers were a total hit at my house.
TRIO OF AWESOMENESS
My hubby wasn’t home while I was baking all of these crazy cookies so I actually got to take photos of them all without fighting him off. He lays claim to all of the “ugly” cookies that I don’t deem pretty enough to photograph. Once the photo session is over he lays claim to all the other cookies.
This is the easiest recipe ever. Go buy a box cookie mix and your favorite cookie or candy to stuff it with.
Preheat your oven and make the cookie dough according to the package directions.
Take about 2 tbs of dough and flatten it out on your pan. Place the Oreo (or whatever stuffer you choose) on the dough and top with another 1 tbs of cookie dough. Mush the cookie dough all around the “Oreo” until you can’t see the Oreo anymore. If you have too much dough take some off. Don’t have enough? Add some more! It is up to you how big you want your cookie. Just make sure the stuffer is fully covered.
Bake according to the packaged directions. (350 for about 13 minutes was perfect for me.)
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack and enjoy!
Of course you can use homemade cookie dough but I made all of these on a Wednesday night after running errands so 3 different cookies from scratch was so not going to happen!
I love peanut butter and bananas. One of my favorite sandwiches includes these two ingredients and after a long run or working out in the yard I will whip one up as quick meal. That sandwich was my inspiration for this recipe. I love combining my favorite things and putting a light twist on them. This bread was so fantastic and the peanut butter drizzle is to die for! I know it is not necessary to pour icing over all bread products but I really think it adds something. Don’t you? I’m thinking this peanut butter glaze would be awesome over waffles too and apples, and pies or just on a spoon.
I had the house all to myself yesterday evening because Craig was out with some co-workers. I was really in the mood to bake something and have been promising my co-workers that I would whip up some chocolate chip cookies for them. Well, unfortunately I was out of eggs, so chocolate chip cookies were out of the question. I started digging in my pantry and pulled out my package of Bob’s Red Mill whole grain teff flour. I bought it recently on one of my whole grain grocery store adventures. I turned the package over because I just knew there had to be a few recipes on the back. Lo and behold, a super simple recipe for peanut butter cookies was staring me in the face. I knew it was fate as I read down the list of ingredients. Score! I had every single one!
Friday nights used to be the night where happy hour lead to many hours, too many drinks, and a stop at Taco Cabana at 2:00 a.m. I’m not sure when the transition happened (maybe it was when ALL of my friends started having babies!!), but now my Friday nights are filled with take-out closer to 7:00 p.m., pajamas, and a terrible movie my husband and I order from OnDemand. I mean seriously, why did we order Transformer’s again? Oye.
Anyways, my point is that the only thing that hasn’t changed about my Friday nights is the craving I have for junk food (oh, and I still want alcohol). We usually order a pizza or pick up an array of cheeses and crackers, but sometimes I get the urge to cook. Even though these noodles don’t exactly qualify as junk food, they are pretty tasty and remind me of Chinese takeout…without the grease and indigestion. Huh, I guess I am getting old. I don’t think young people blog about indigestion. Whatever…eat the noodles, pop in a crappy movie, and enjoy your Adult Friday night!