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The case of: Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal

I may not have talked about it a lot lately, but I still love oatmeal.  There was a mild obsession with it a while back that has become a full-blown obsession now. I ate oatmeal every day until I got preggers and then for some reason it has to leave my life.  I’m happy to report it’s back in my life…a lot quicker than eggs.

I’ve been an oatmeal snob.  I can’t eat other people’s oatmeal unless I have the same ingredients as my special concoction, but this morning I tried something new.

Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal
Introducing for the first time: peanut butter and “jelly” oatmeal.

There was great discussion this morning about if I should put actually jelly in it or if blueberries would do the trick.  I’m a huge fan of the PB&J sandwich but I’m not too sure if I want the actual jelly in my oatmeal.  There was something about it that just didn’t seem right.  I went with the blueberries and it was fantastic.

I have a basic way of making my old-fashioned oats. I usually heat water in the microwave for 3 minutes, then dump my oatmeal, sliced bananas, chia seeds and cinnamon in the bowl with the water. I mix it around and let it sit COVERED while I do my other business around the house. When I’m ready to eat, I put the oatmeal in the microwave again for 2-3 minutes until it starts to rise…and then it’s done. Then I add my fruit and yogurt and start the oatmeal party.

Today I nixed the oatmeal, warmed up a tablespoon of peanut butter and half a cup of frozen blueberries. It was probably the most delicious mixture in the world…for me at least. Would this be something you would try?

What flavor combos would you want in your oatmeal?

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