Tag Archives: peanut butter
You can probably imagine how this recipe was born.
Yep: I wanted chocolate oatmeal, but I also wanted PB&J oatmeal.
For a long time, I thought these recipes had to exist separately. But one morning, while feeling particularly stubborn about wanting BOTH recipes, I just tried it. It worked.
POSTED IN: bananas, berries, jams and jellies, nut butter, peanut butter, sweet potato, veggies
I feel so honored and proud to be sharing a recipe for Orange-Rhubarb Oatmeal with Orange PB2 that Lauren has chosen as one of the winners of “Spring” Oatmeal Contest.
Every Saturday, I gather oatmeal recipes from around the web from the previous 1-3 weeks, as well as outstanding Instagram photos. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to give your feedback in the comments section!
This week’s theme is peanut butter!
- Peanut Butter Energy Balls by Also the Crumbs Please [vegan, gluten free, soy free]
- Peanut Butter Granola Overnight Oats by Hovkonditorn [vegan]
- No Food Processor Protein Balls by Nourish Every Day [vegan, gluten free]
As I’ve said before, toppings are a fun way to add just a dab of indulgence to an otherwise nutritious bowl of oatmeal. Dessert-like toppings are the perfect solution when you want to treat yourself but also don’t want to have a stomachache the rest of the day.
This is an ultra-fudgy PB2 with bits of white chocolate chips mixed in throughout. It goes well with a number of oatmeal recipes (virtually any of them) and can be personalized with any of your favorite “chips,” whether it’s white chocolate like I used or something crazy like mint or peanut butter. You can find chocolate chips in so many flavors now!
I made a turmeric recipe. I’ve resisted because I don’t want to be cliche and do what everyone else is doing (which is posting a million turmeric recipes), but at the end of the day, I do like turmeric. So here we are.
This PB2 has a tiny amount of coconut oil in it. This has multiple benefits, the main two being a richer texture and a smooth, coconut flavor. That rich texture and flavor work well with the earthy turmeric, if I do say so myself. You could use coconut butter, technically, but I rarely have that on hand (but I always have coconut oil as it is my preferred cooking oil). (more…)
POSTED IN: 5 ingredients or less, coconut, nut butter, pb2, peanut butter, toppings, turmeric
Looking for an ultra easy way to Christmas-ify your favorite oatmeal recipe? This topping needs half of a standard candy cane and can be whipped up in about two minutes!
The toughest part is just deciding what oatmeal to put it on top of. Not all flavors mesh with mint, after all! I put mine on top of glorious Thin Mints Oatmeal, but I could also see it atop Brownie Baked Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal, or Mint Brownie Baked Oatmeal. (more…)
I’m back. My favorite writer and thinker Charles Blow told me to buck up, so I did. More on my break below.
First, let’s discuss this Gingerbread PB2. You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to post this. But Gingerbread is so distinctly “Christmas” that I forced myself to wait until December to share it. IT’S DECEMBER so here we go.
While my Gingerbread Oatmeal is aggressively spiced, I went for a more mild flavor in this one. That makes this PB2 more versatile so it can be used on a variety of porridge flavors. I put mine atop a simple banana and cinnamon oatmeal. (more…)
I had other plans for this week’s recipes, but when I walked into my produce market and spotted the newly stocked persimmon, I scrapped all those ideas immediately.
Persimmon! It’s been so long! Why must you hide for 80 percent of the year?
I think I have a tendency to overthink “special” ingredients like persimmon (or dragon fruit, or figs). For this porridge, I tried to break down those tendencies and focus on simple, easy, obvious flavors. What’s more “obvious” in oatmeal than cinnamon and raisins? (more…)
You know what’s extra great about this recipe? It’s a really simple oatmeal topped with a really simple PB2. The oatmeal is oats + mango, and the topping is PB2 + Sriracha. Maravilloso, right?!
Spicy mango is kind of an obsession of mine. I guess that’s why I have a Spicy Mango Oatmeal and a Mango Cayenne Smoothie. And I make mango cayenne kombucha. And I eat Chile-Spiced Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s on the reg. So when I thought of this Sriracha PB2, it was not even a question which fruit I would use in my oatmeal.
POSTED IN: 5 ingredients or less, mango, nut butter, pb2, peanut butter, spicy, toppings, tropical
Truthfully, the base of this oatmeal is good enough on its own, and it can be made with just a handful of ingredients. However, given my fundamental need to have nut butter in my stomach on a daily basis, I added the chocolate nut butter. I have no regrets. Obviously, Dark Chocolate Dreams or Nutella or my Faux-reo Cookie PB2 would work great, but I had almond butter on hand, so that’s what I used.
You can make any (nonflavored) nut butter chocolatey by following the instructions from my Mango & Chocolate PB Oatmeal.
I never expected cherries and bananas to complement each other so well, but they really do. The sweetness from the bananas brings out the flavor of the cherries, and that cherry infusion adds enough wow-factor that no cinnamon is necessary–and I rarely make a banana oatmeal with just fruit and vanilla extract! (more…)
POSTED IN: 5 ingredients or less, bananas, cherries, chocolate, nut butter, peanut butter