Last week I waxed on about the perfect pairing of peanut butter and banana. Now let’s obsess about peanut butter’s other match made in heaven: JAM.
Peanut butter and jam is a classic pairing. PB&J sandwiches have been stuffed into kids lunch boxes since the beginning of time. It’s one of those classic combinations that is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, creamy, with a hint of peanutty crunch, and is just overall YUMS.
Peanut butter and jam isn’t just a great sandwich – it makes a fun oatmeal! Like eating a sandwich with a spoon! …Is that weird?
When the temperatures start dropping, I crave warm, cozy breakfasts. On this particular day, I had been out braving the cold on a drizzly morning run, the wind had blown me home through the front door, and my stomach was rumbling. I needed a warm, filling, and satisfying breakfast. Enter Hearty Autumn Stovetop Oatmeal.
Loaded with oatmeal, seeds, peanut butter, and chopped dates for sweetness, these Oatmeal Date Breakfast Cookies are a portable, healthy breakfast or snack you can stash in your freezer and take to go.
Cookies for breakfast!!!
I don’t know about you, but my office has a giant bowl of those mini Halloween chocolate bars sitting at the front desk, and every day it calls to me, “Eeeeeeaatttt me. Eeaaattt me!” (Side note: do you remember that Sex and the City scene where the sandwich calls “Eat me!” to Miranda?! The best.)
Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal is a glorious way to start any day, combining the chewy texture of carrots with the wonderful flavors of apple, raisins, coconut, walnuts, and spices.
You know those moments that are cemented in your brains, where you can remember exactly everything about the moment – how you felt, what you smelled, what you tasted, what you saw? Those distinct, snapshot moments that become somehow pivotal in your life?
One of those moments for me was eating a Morning Glory muffin. I was in LA, for the first time, alone and all by myself. It was early morning, and I had a coffee in one hand, a bite of Morning Glory muffin in my other hand, a rental car with a sun roof, the sunshine and the salty breeze blowing through my hair, and the steering wheel on my knee.
I drove along the Pacific Highway, north to Malibu, the ocean stretched out around me, in all its brilliant blues, with the road dipping and curving lazily along the coast. In that moment, I felt pure freedom and undiluted giddiness. There was nothing in the world but me and that road.
It was truly a glorious moment.
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Overnight Oats. They’re simple, quick, and filling.
But there are just some days when I’m not into eating cold oats. I’d way rather dive into a bowl of creamy, toasty warm oatmeal that is bursting with tropical coconut flavour.
I love coconut – and this Coconut Cream Baked Oatmeal has triple coconut flavour – coconut flakes, coconut milk, and a dot of coconut oil. Top your oatmeal with diced mango and you’ve got Hawaii in a bowl… (Mangos aren’t safe in my house because I eat them as soon as I possibly can, so I topped my bowl of baked oatmeal with sliced strawberries and more coconut.)