Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Chocolate For Breakfast: Part Deux

Let me count the ways I love saturday mornings. No alarm clock. No 8 AM classes. No work. Just me and my oatmeal. It helps that this oatmeal is capital D delicious! Way back yonder, in the stone age of my blog I posted my Chocolate Oatmeal, but have since then discovered new ways to add chocolate decadence to breakfast.  Of course, peanut butter is involved.

This recipe is a tribute to one of the match made in heaven combos of chocolate and peanut butter. Normally, this perfect couple is bundled up in an orange wrapper of joy, but has made it's way to the breakfast table. My recipe for "Peanut Butter Cup Oats" is adapted from my earlier post for Chocolate Oatmeal, and Picky Eater's, Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal, with Peanut Butter added to the party. I used my homemade hot cocoa mix in this, but feel free to just use cocoa powder, sweetener of your choice, and a splash of milk. It will come out just as tasty! I may need another bowl after finishing this post!

Peanut Butter Cup Oats
serves 1
1/2 c rolled oats
1 1/2 c water
2 T Hot Cocoa Mix
2 T Peanut Butter

First off, make your oatmeal by combining oats and water in a microwave-safe bowl, and cooking in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring, and then for about another minute. I like adding 1 1/2 cups of water rather than the usual 1 cup. I feel like it makes more oatmeal. After your oatmeal is cooked, add the hot cocoa mix, or your own blend.

Stir well until all the mix in incorporated. Then add your peanut butter, and swirl it around to make sure every bite is full of PB and C. I only used a tablespoon of peanut butter, but next time I would use two to feed my PB addiction. Also, I LOVE crunchy PB, but use your preference of course.
Add more PB!

Almost Done!

Ready for me to devour. 

My empty bowl and I agree that if you are a PB & C addict like me, you will LOVE this oatmeal. It's like eating a bowl of peanut butter cups, without the guilt of course. You could even make this for a dessert it is that good.
Is it really over?!


  1. Can you use almond butter, which is so much better?
    guess who

  2. Of course! That actually inspires me for another recipe, so thanks!...whoever you are?!


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