I have been MIA for the past couple of weeks, but I am back and ready to share more with you! School, work, spring break and some much needed family/friend time kept me busy over the past few weeks…Oh, and a 24 hour bug that had me in bed for 24 hours straight! I have not been sick for a long time, and it made me realize how much I appreciate my health and feeling good! I slept for almost an entire day, which is exactly what my body needed. So not only did it remind me about the importance of my health, but also of the importance of sleep (which in grad school, and I think life in general, often times gets neglected…). And for the last six weeks of the semester, a focus of mine is going to be just that!
With that being said, I have a new breakfast recipe for you to try (maybe tomorrow morning after you get a good nights sleep, right 😉 ). This is the second baked oatmeal recipe that I will be sharing with you, but it is the FIRST recipe that I’ve made up by myself! Well, that turned out I should say… 🙂 The very first time I ever made baked oatmeal from scratch, I WAY over did it with the butter (using both regular butter & apple butter, aka a bad idea). Ironically, I didn’t use any butter this time. Although I came up with this recipe by myself, I still have to thank all the recipes that I’ve tried (and have been delicious!) that inspired me to finally come up with one on my own. Oh, and one more thing, this is one of those recipes that is just NOT photogenic! Don’t let the picture scare you, I promise the taste is similar to a PB cookie… 🙂
I hope you can enjoy this one morning when you are well rested, with a loved one, your family, friends, and of course, a cup of coffee or tea. 🙂
Happy Saturday, and GO BADGERS!!!!!!!!!!
Pb & Apple Baked Oatmeal
2 c rolled oats
1 1/2 c milk (I used almond, but any kind will work just fine)
1/2 c Peanut Butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 medium sized apple (chopped)
Craisins or Raisins (optional)
Cinnamon (I never measure cinnamon in anything I make because I LOVE it. I just shake away…)
Brown sugar (Also optional)
1.) Pre-heat oven to 400.
2) Mix together oats, milk, and eggs.
3) Stir in Pb, vanilla, and baking soda.
4) Finally, add your apple and craisins (if desired).
5) Pour into a greased pan (9×9). Sprinkle brown sugar on top (you decide how much).
6) Bake for about 30 minutes.
Enjoy!!! For a sweeter taste, try drizzling honey or syrup over the top before serving. If you really want to splurge (like my momma and papa Pagel, there’s usually a little whip cream in the house for baked oatmeal mornings… 🙂 ).