Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Elizabeth discovered the most heavenly little breakfast treat this weekend.   Since we've got incentive programs on the brain, she decided to reserve it for days when she has run 5+ miles.  

Because it does break the no-sugar added rules.  But, it really is that good. 

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

Make your oatmeal as usual--steel cut, old-fashioned, instant-- what ever floats your boat. 

Stir in a nice spoonful of unsweetened cocoa along with a few drops of stevia.  At this point, you could stop.  You'll have a very decent bowl of choco-oats.  Not too shabby.

But, if you are crazy . . . crazy as a mother . . .  then right in the middle, scoop on a big 'ol blob of this:

Now, from here, you could stir it all together.   Or, you can leave that big ole blob sitting pretty in the middle. 

Elizabeth likes to eat her oatmeal with a  baby spoon (yogurt and ice cream, too) and  grab a little bit of the slightly melted pb with every bite.

If you want a no sugar added version, simply substitute a no-sugar natural peanut butter or other nut butter . . . and maybe a few more drops of stevia.

It is heavenly and worth every step of the 5 miles.  You can thank us later.

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