Lucky for me, one of Courtney's favorite breakfast foods is oatmeal. What could be easier than oatmeal? Whether it's one of my homemade oatmeal packets or a Quaker instant oatmeal packet - let's face it - oatmeal is one of the quickest and easiest things that I can make in the morning.
This summer Courtney and I learned a new way to enjoy oatmeal and I am super excited to share it with you. Ben's cousin Tyler whipped up a batch of peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal for and Courtney and I while we were visiting his family in Illinois this summer. We came home and made his recipe to share with Ben and Ryan. Needless to say - we are all huge baked oatmeal fans now.
It's no secret that I add chocolate chips to just about anything that I can so it should not come as any surprise that I even eat them in oatmeal. The addition of peanut butter makes this oatmeal all the better. I'm sure that this would be a healthier breakfast without peanut butter and chocolate but lets face it - it wouldn't be nearly as good.
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Combine dry ingredients.
Combine milk, butter, vanilla and peanut butter.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop filling into a greased 8 inch square pan.
Slice and serve warm.
Even though it came way to soon for my taste - we all survived the first morning of school 2015. There were awkward first day pictures, backpacks full of school supplies, a new lunch box and of course there was peanut butter chocolate chip baked oatmeal.