Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal

If giggling like a school kid over PB & J oatmeal first thing in the morning keeps you young, then I’m back in the 2nd grade. “It’s like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich all mashed up in a bowl” (giggle giggle), was the boyfriend’s comment.  We’re serious food people.

Hey, PB pal, take a dive into my oatmeal and meeeeeelt away! My love for peanut butter is no mystery and I’ve thought about adding it to oatmeal for quite some time, but couldn’t bring myself to do it until. now. What would happen to my beloved oats? More importantly, what would happen to my darling peanut butter?

Awesomeness is the answer. Pure awesomeness.  On account of the peanut butter, this oatmeal turns out with a creamy texture (thanks PB, you never do me wrong) and you know what the jam does. The jam just. does. The fact that it’s baked makes it even better…baked oatmeal is booooonkers!

Dear PB&J Baked Oatmeal, when I look at you, I feel as though I’m looking in the mirror.

If you want to have a schoolyard kid moment with your significant other, make PB&J Baked Oatmeal for breakfast. You’ll giggle. The only thing you’ll talk about is what type of jam to use. It’s the only thing that will matter and the matter is serious, so tread lightly. The reality of being an adult won’t phase you the whole time you eat this. So make a big portion; that’d be smart.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal

Yield: Serves 3 to 4

Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (I use Gluten-Free Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter (I use creamy; chunky is acceptable)
  • 4 tablespoons your favorite jam/preserves (cranberry or raspberry are my fave. Adjust amount of jam/preserves according to your sweet tooth)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ½ to 3/4 cup milk of choice (adjust to desired "wetness")

Instructions

  1. Heat a tea kettle and bring water to a boil.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and pour in the 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until there are no chunks of peanut butter.
  4. Divvy up the oatmeal mixture between two to four ramekins (or oven-safe bowls) and bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Oatmeal is done when the liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal is fragrant.
  5. Enjoy with more jam and chopped nuts on top!
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal

Comments

  1. says

    ooooh Jam choice is crucial here ;) what a fun way to jazz up oatmeal! I can totally see me and the hubs snacking on this..and I love that you served it in mugs – that makes it even more cozy!

    • Julia says

      Thanks Marla! I saw your post and love all of the wonderful oatmeal recipes you rounded up! Thanks for having my recipe as a part of your post!!

    • Julia says

      Hi Allison, that is a great question. I’d have to answer it in relative terms. If you’re accustomed to small, very low calorie breakfasts, such as fruit/yogurt, then yes, the PB&J Oatmeal has a lot of calories. Oats have about 150 calories per 1/2 cup, peanut butter has 100 calories per 1 tablespoon and depending what type of jam you use, you’re looking at another 50 or so calories…so assuming you eat about 1/2 cup of the recipe, you’re looking at between 300 to 350 calories. For someone like me, who tends to eat a great deal of food at every meal, this is a low-calorie meal. I eat about 3/4 cup portion of this recipe.

      I do consider this to be a “healthy” breakfast (assuming the ingredients you put into it are quality ingredients) due to the combo of protein, complex carbohydrates and fructose…the only part about it that I would consider to be unhealthy if there is added sugar in the jam, which you can easily scale back or replace with honey/agave/other natural sweetener. Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

  2. Anonymous says

    Wait… Step 1 says to heat a tea kettle and bring to boil, but it doesn’t say what to do with it?? Do i cook the oats first or no ?

    • Julia says

      My apologies for the confusion. You pour boiling water over the oats (and the rest of the ingredients), give it a stir and pop it in the oven until all of the water/milk is absorbed. This usually takes 10-15 minutes depending on your portion size :)

  3. Gemma says

    Lovely recipe, but I think the stated number of servings is wrong. 1/2 cup of oats (50g) is a standard serving size, so your recipe actually serves 4 very decent sized portions. I halved the quantities, as I only needed enough for 2 people and it was absolutely, 100% enough! The recipe is so rich, you don’t need more than a standard size serving.

    In fact, next time I make it, I may even reduce the milk and up the water to make it slightly less rich – I wasn’t actually sure I’d be able to finish my portion (and I am a great believer in a decent breakfast and always wake up starving, so that’s saying something!!)

    • Julia says

      So glad you tried the recipe and that you enjoyed it! You make a great point about serving size – my boyfriend and I eat like wolverines, far more than standard serving sizes… so I changed my “2 to 3″ serving size to “3 to 4″. Thanks for pointing this out and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

  4. Kayla says

    Is there any way to make one serving in this in the microwave? My mom thinks cooking few servings in the oven isn’t energy efficient. Much appreciated.

    • Julia says

      Hi Kayla, I’ve made a personal-sized portion of this recipe many times, so you can definitely cut it in half or a third. Although I’ve never made oatmeal in the microwave, I’m certain it can be done. Give it a try by halving the recipe and following all the same steps as outlined in my instructions – maybe microwave for 45 to 60 seconds to start out with and stir a few times? Let me know how it turns out! :)

  5. Mallory says

    Can you make this in one large baking pan instead of ramekins? I’m hoping the consistency would come out the same, but not sure how to adjust the baking time. Thanks!!

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