Saturday, September 22, 2012

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What the Fluff?!

Happy Saturday! Big plans for the day: Grocery shopping, new circuit workout, some more cooking. Exciting, I know, but try to contain yourself. Unlike the majority of the population, I actually enjoy grocery shopping. I guess my obsession with food and cooking has only led to this, but I dedicate a good chunk of time to browsing recipes, comparing store prices, and making shopping and recipe lists. I feel like one of those crazy coupon ladies who spend 20 out of the 24 hours in a day couponing or counting the boxes of cat litter they have (p.s, most don't even own a cat). But like the saying goes, "Do what you like, and like what you do". And I like food obsessing. Make a TLC show out of me.

After a deep 2 minute convo with the roomie about Southern food I wanted to try in the midst of sinking my teeth into the beloved Southern delicacy of a Moon Pie (very disappointing I might add), the topic of Fluffernutter sandwiches came up. How we got there, probably through the 7-degrees of Kevin Bacon, but we got there none-the-less. Not a Southern food, but a food my roomie, Annedra has never had the pleasure of trying. I took it upon my self to cure this dilemma, and was inspired to relive my childhood via food.

Fluffanutta Sammich!

Being the saint I am, I whipped up a Fluffernutter sandwich for the roomie, and appropriately put it in a sandwich bag. I even drew a smile face on the bag, but the camera did not want to catch this masterpiece, so my apologies. Wait, you've never had a fluffernutter sandwich either?!  You're killing me, Smalls! Follow this equation asap to avoid any further damage to your youth: 2 slices bread + 2 T peanut butter + 2 T Marshmallow Fluff = Sugary Sandwich of Joy. Problem solved. Another day, another deed.
Ready for the lunchbox. Add juice box and gushers now.
Now that we cleared that up, back to the present. If fluffernutter (just say it, it's fun) wasn't enough for you at one meal, you can now even have it for breakfast! My beloved canvas of oatmeal has now been transformed into a bowl of fluffernutter wonder.

Melted Fluff Action.
Fluffernutter Oatmeal
serves 1
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 T peanut butter
2 T marshmallow fluff.

Now I made this bowl using the overnight oat method, because when I want breakfast, I want it meow. If you want a quick make-ahead bowl, follow this recipe: Combine oats, milk, and vanilla in a bowl and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, heat oats in the microwave for 1-2 until warm. Stir in 1 T peanut butter. Top with remaining peanut butter and fluff. If you prefer you can mix in all the peanut butter, but I like a little at the top to dig in to. Also, the mixture may get a little thick, so add a bit extra milk if you please.

You can also make the oatmeal the ol' fashion way if you prefer your oats on the stove or in the microwave. If so, combine oats, milk, and 1/2 cup water in saucepan or microwave safe bowl. Cook about 5-7 minutes until done to your liking. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and 1/2 peanut butter. Top with remaining pb and fluff.

The only thing is i feel that the regular method loses some of the pb flavor for some reason. If you have different results I'd love to know, because a pipin' hot bowl of fluffernutter sounds excellent, but my experience was sub-par.

You are now free to ride a big wheel, play with barbies, and put playing cards in your bike spokes after this breakfast.

Enjoy the weekend!


  1. I NEED TO TRY THIS. TOMORROW. This is the greatest idea ever!!!

  2. Thanks Kay-ran! I'm gunna try it again with bananas too! You can't go wrong with fluff.


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