Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oats & Peanut Butter

A dear friend (who blogs at Hunger Pangs) suggested this lovely combination of Oats and Peanut butter and I've been hooked on it since. It makes for a yummy and filling breakfast and I even like the texture of it. I've paired this recent favorite of mine with some other good eats for a very satisfying and feel-good breakfast.

OATS & PB Breakfast

Ingredients:
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats - 1/4 cup
Milk (1 %) - 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar - 1 tsp
Peanut butter - 1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp [I use half]

1) Soak Oats in some hot milk for about 10 minutes. Then microwave it in 1 minute intervals (so it doesn't boil over) for a total of 3 minutes. Adding brown sugar after the initial 2 minutes. I find that it's not too gooey and has a slight bite to it at this point - which is how I like it.

2) When done, stir in the peanut butter.

For a yummy variation: Add Nutella instead of peanut butter for a chocolatey breakfast treat.

Scrambled Eggs

1) Heat a non-stick pan and spray some oil, beat 1 egg and 1 tbsp of milk with some salt and pepper. Scramble on a low to medium flame to desire consistency. I like them well cooked and topped mine with some hot sauce.

Serve with fruit of choice.


NUTRITION FACTS: (1 serving - as shown, with Kiwi)
Calories - 310
Carbohydrates - 38 g
Protein - 16 g
Fat - 12 g
Fiber - 5g

I would like to send this as my entry to Mansi's WBB-Balanced Breakfasts which is an event started by Nandita, the Nutritioniste... :)

30 comments:

  1. Hmm... It doesn't look gooey... If that's the case, you *might* be able to get me to eat it. Slimy oatmeal is one thing I cannot handle!! :)

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  2. I do like pre-packed apple Cinnamon oatmeal. Looks like a healthy breakfast L!:)

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  3. really a balanced breakfast! good one.

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  4. well balanced BF..love the plate on whole.

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  5. we have a lot of peanut butter to use up. i love this idea.

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  6. Balance breakfast... The oats and peanut butter , my little one should love it

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  7. Now to use up the little bit of oatmeal I have left over, I should buy peanut butter :) Sigh! And then I'll come back and look here for a recipe to use up the peanut butter ...

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  8. hmmm..nice entry.I like this combo

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  9. Wow..That is a great entry Lavi..

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  10. Looks awesome! Gr8 entry... Healthy stuffs...

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  11. PBJ in oatmeal, that neat Laavanya:) and that kiwiw just looks great! thanks so much for participating girl!:)

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  12. wow thats a healthy nourishing food!! good entry. hey want to let you know that your name is very nice, we had decided long back when i was pregnant for a while to name our baby as Laavanya if its a girl:) I know my comment is weird:) But seeing your name always reminds me of that time:)
    I am adding you to my blogroll, you have a lovely collection of recipes here:)

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  13. peanut butter in a oatmeal wowwwwwwww delecious lavanya

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  14. am not much into pb, but would like to try it with almond butter :)

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  15. Healthy breakfast.Great entry.

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  16. I will have to try this out then. If R says it's good, it must be good. She has good taste. You can tell by her friends.;-)
    Oats in hot milk has such a slimy texture or maybe I don't make it the right way.
    Nice balanced BF...and u've done a calorie count too.:)

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  17. Kalai, that slimy oatmeal is a definitely turn-off. This wasn't like that...

    Thank you Dhivya.

    Asha, I've grown to like those too but they do get a bit slimy.

    Thank you Uma and Lavi.

    Bee, this is definitely one tasty way.. we also like PB & J sandwiches which are then popped into a sandwich maker.. so it's nice and warm.

    Thank you Vanamala.

    Cham, I hope your kid does. Can't try on my daughter since she has nut allergies.

    Sra, ha ha.. :D Actually i don't know of too many uses for PB so don't count on me...

    Thank you shankari, Divya, Anu & Mansi.

    Thank you Roopa.. Your comment is definitely not weird.. it's a nice thing to say about my name... :)

    Thanks Sagari - and thanks to Rajitha for suggesting it.

    Richa, i was not into PB but nowadays I've started liking it. Almond butter sounds like a nice variation.

    Thank you Kamala.

    TBC, I second you on that intelligent deduction of yours! :) When I microwaved it for 3 minutes (infact skip the soaking)there's more bite to it and not really slimy. I got it from sparkpeople when I logged this after eating it yday.. so thought it would be nice to have those nos. here.

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  18. PB & Oats, now thats an interesting combo :) I'm still thinking on what to send in to WBB.

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  19. Nice combi...a balanced breakfast indeed

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  20. thats a different way of having oats...lovely...

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  21. I have never made oat meal eventhough its a healthy one! Have to do soon!

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  22. That's what i call a perfect balance! And I do love your idea of oats and PB, a great way to taking up the protein content and the healthy MUFA (Mono unsaturated fatty acids) that peanuts are rich in.

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  23. ooh lovely. i love peanut butter!

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  24. Oats and peanut butter that is a unusual combo

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  25. Nice variation! Good one Laav!

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  26. nice combo... should try this...

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  27. I'm intrigued by this combination of flavours and you have inspired me to come up with my own version. Thank you.

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