Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

I was in an oat-y kind of mood so I decided to make oatmeal cookies with raisins but determining even though I pretend that they are healthy, they probably aren't supposed to be breakfast food :)  So I looked at my list of things that I wanted to make and I didn't have the right oats to make the Homemade Baked Granola so I went with the Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal.  I found this recipe awhile ago on Lynn's Kitchen Adventure and saved it so I was super excited to try something new for breakfast.  I pulled out all the ingredients and then read the ingredient list again and realized that this didn't even have flour so I put away my big flour container.

I pulled out a normal mixing bowl (not the one on the mixer) because it looked super easy to mix.  I dumped all of the ingredients in the bowl.

Then I actually mixed the "batter" with the mini spatula that I got the peanut butter out of the jar with because it was that easy!

Then I greased the pan and spread it in with the same spatula... what a useful little tool.  I love my matching buttercup bowl and spatula from William Sonoma!! 

Then I put it in the oven to bake to a beautiful crispy topping for 30 minutes.  It made the kitchen smell great!!!

I might have eaten a bunch of oatmeal cookies before this even came out of the oven.  I couldn't decide whether it would be yummier hot or cooled so I am going to try it both ways and let you know :)  Check out the crispy breaks on the oatmeal.

The whole pan was pretty good looking and I was waiting patiently for it to cool so that I could try it.

I hope that you check out the recipe below and make it for your family too!!  A yummy treat for breakfast or a snack.  Let me know what you think when you try it.  Here is my slice.  Do you want me to save you one??

**Note:  I liked it crispy out of the oven and if you want that crispy and warm goodness, throw it in the toaster oven and it is super good! 

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
Mix all ingredients together and stir well. Spread in a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. If you like it a little crunchy on top, cook for a few minutes longer.

Optional: Serve with warm milk poured over top.


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