Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monster Oatmeal

It's been a while.  Nice to be back!  School and work have been crazy, but we won't get into that.

This past Sunday I came up with a new yummy breakfast (an easy and cheap one too!).

Have you all ever had monster cookies?  Oatmeal, M&Ms, Peanut butter....yum.
Well I took that idea and transferred it to a gooey bowl of oatmeal.
Matt loved it and specifically requested it this morning.

This recipe also includes a super quick way to make oatmeal in the morning.  Just add boiled water (via a tea kettle) to a bowl of uncooked oats, with, sugar, butter, whatever you are using.  Cover with a lid or plate and let it soak in for a couple of minutes.

This method also makes the oats more chewy and less mushy - so good!


1/2 - 3/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 tbsp Hot Cocoa Powdered Mix
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
1 tsp Sugar (optional)
1/8 tsp Salt - a pinch
Boiling water


Heat water in a stovetop kettle (or in a pot is fine too).
While the water is heating, combine the other ingredients in a bowl (one that can withstand heat).
When the kettle whistles, pour hot water into the bowl to the level where it just covers the oats.
Stir well (especially the peanut butter).
Cover with a plate or a lid and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
Eat up!

This recipe is gluten free (if you use gluten free oats).
You can make it dairy free if you use cocoa powder instead of a hot cocoa mix (the mixes usually have powdered milk in them).