my obsession with oatmeal continues.
as does my obsession with peanut butter and jelly.
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remember that post last week about how to make the perfect batch of oatmeal? i left out my favorite combination, as of late.

peanut butter and jelly oatmeal.

combines two of my favorite things. and it is darn good. 20140423-203345.jpg

i had my first peanut butter and jelly in maybe a year or so, a few weeks ago (stinky sugar detox). on some gluten free bread.
i was just wonderful. i had 2.
i used to have two favorite ways to eat a pb&j sandwich.

first. toasted bread, melt-y peanut butter. cold jelly. preferably raspberry. sliced on a diagonal.
second. soft, whole wheat bread (no white paste please). layer of crunch peanut butter on both sides with jelly in the middle. sliced on a diagonal.

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i love.

i’ll even take the pb&j lara bars. pb&j on a bagel. on a pita or in a wrap (back when i ate gluten). on a plane. in a train. i would eat it here or there. i would eat pb&j anywhere! love this buzzfeed article on how to eat pb at every meal!

now, i’m not sure if i saw a recipe for pb&j oats or if i was just inspired to put my favorite flavors in a bowl of oatmeal. however it happened, i created something wonderful.

i don’t make this frequently. it’s more of a once-a-week-i-want-an-oatmeal-treat kind of combo. but, since i knew this post was coming, i managed to have 2 bowls already this week!
i added a mashed banana to one bowl (pb&j&b). so good. and i love it with a little yogurt and sunflower seeds.

i am thinking…bacon. bacon makes everything good. so i am pretty sure it would make this, like, the greatest bowl of oatmeal ever. anyone else?! …

peanut butter and jelly oatmeal

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ingredients:

* 1 recipe of gluten-free oatmeal base
* 1 tbsp chunky (or creamy) peanut butter (could sub almond or cashew butter)
* 1 tbsp raspberry jelly (or any jelly you like)
* 1 tbsp coconut oil
* splash of dairy-free milk

optional: 
* sunflower seeds
* mashed banana
* spoon of yogurt (i used goat milk)

directions:

1. make a batch of oatmeal base.
2. stir in coconut oil, jelly, and peanut butter until smooth.
3. add splash of dairy-free milk and optional ingredients.
4. enjoy.

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enjoy.

jena.

p.s. who else is up for adding bacon to oatmeal?!