Goooooood morning everyone!! Guess what day it is?!
Yup that’s right, this week is crawling by, but we made it halfway through! I hope those of you who are in frigid temperatures are attempting to stay warm and cozy like me. My bed is freezing at night and I haven’t been sleeping well the past 2 nights. I’m probably not used to my school bed after being away from it for a month, but oh well! Sleep is sleep and I LOVE IT. 🙂
Speaking of away, I feel like it’s been ages since I shared an oatmeal recipe with you guys!
Time to fix that.
Don’t get me wrong, I can’t live without oatmeal. But lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve been in a breakfast oatmeal-rut lately, and apparently so has The Breakfast Drama Queen. (Whew, thank God I’m not the only one!) When she posted this simple yet flavorful oatmeal recipe a couple days ago, I knew maple syrup and a pinch of salt was the only thing I needed to perk up my morning oats!
I adapted the recipe a lot, because I didn’t have zucchini or steel cut oats on hand, but feel free to follow her original recipe which serves 2 hungry people. She also uses Peanut Butter & Co.’s Mighty Maple peanut butter, but feel free to use regular peanut butter with maple syrup like I did. (Actually I used PB2 cause I’m on a kick lately).
It’s your favorite combo with a blast of sweet maple goodness and a pinch of salt to bring out that gorgeous flavor.
Stay hungry my friends.
Salted Peanut Butter and Maple Oatmeal
(Original recipe by The Breakfast Drama Queen)
- Serves: 1
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)
1/2 cup water (or more milk)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 a ripe banana, mashed
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp. PB2 (or regular peanut butter)
3 tbsp. Liquid Egg Whites (or 1 egg white)
Chopped peanuts (I didn’t have any)
Coarse salt (optional)
- In a small saucepan, bring the almond milk and water to a boil and add your oats, mashed banana, and pinch of salt. Turn heat to medium and stir well.
- Wait about a minute and add the Greek yogurt. Stir well to combine. Let this mixture thicken a bit and then add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and PB2 (or peanut butter). Add in a couple tsps. of maple syrup if you wish. Stir the mixture well.
- When the oats are just about done, turn the heat to low and add in the egg white. Whisk the mixture well, and don’t stop until all traces of “white” are gone!
- When you’re pleased with the consistency, transfer the oats to a bowl and top with maple syrup and coarse salt and extra cinnamon!
- ENJOY! 🙂
(You can find this on my Instagram!)
Have a wild Wednesday! 🙂