Peanut Butter Blossom Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Blossom Oatmeal

Does anyone else see the perfection of celebrating National Peanut Butter Day (today, January 24) during National Oatmeal Month (January).  It’s a match made in heaven!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (or water, but milk will yield a creamier result)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Hershey Kiss

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Banana Peanut Butter Pancake Bars

Banana Peanut Butter Pancake Bars

My favorite family tradition is Christmas morning breakfast.  We devour homemade waffles, bacon, and fruit before we open presents.  Christmas morning at our house is slow and peaceful.

If your family tends to have a more rushed Christmas morning, then this is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast for you.  You can bake these pancake bars a night or two before and warm them in the microwave on Christmas morning.  They are dense, chewy, and slightly sweet, just like an extra-thick pancake.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of pancake mix + the extra ingredients listed on the package (water, eggs, milk, oil, etc.)
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare pancake batter according to the directions on the package.
  • Stir in cocoa powder, 2 tbs peanut butter, 1 banana (mashed), and the powdered sugar.
  • Pour batter into a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.
  • Microwave remaining peanut butter about 30 seconds, until drippy.  Use a spoon to pour peanut butter in a zig-zag pattern across the top of the pancake bars. 
  • Cut remaining banana into slices, and arrange the slices on the top of the pancake bars.
  • Bake pancake bars for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  • Let cool completely before cutting.
  • Eat and enjoy!

P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens for Fiesta Friday.

Kitchen Sink Pancakes

Kitchen Sink Pancakes

October is National Pretzel Month

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I think you can put anything in a pancake.  I mean, just look at the IHOP menu.

  • cupcake pancakes
  • double blueberry pancakes
  • chocolate chip pancakes
  • strawberry banana pancakes
  • Mexican tres leches pancakes
  • German chocolate pancakes
  • vanilla spice pancakes
  • New York cheesecake pancakes

…and that is just at IHOP.  At the right restaurants, you can buy pancakes with apples, lemon and poppy seeds, cherries, peaches, pumpkin, and anything else you imagine.  Pancakes are so versatile that you can include everything (except the kitchen sink).

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mix-ins (I used pretzels, peanuts, raisins, and chocolate candies)

Directions

  • Combine oat flour, yogurt, milk, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Mix well.
  • Fold in your choice of “mix-ins.”
  • Lightly spray a griddle with nonstick spray.  Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle.  Let cook on one side until bubbles begin to form on the surface of the batter.  Flip and continue to cook 2-3 minutes, until a spatula easily slides under the pancake.  Transfer to a plate.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Antonia @ Zoale.com and Laurena @ Life Diet Health for Fiesta Friday.

Super Squirrely Muffins

Super Squirrely Muffins

September is National Honey Month

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There’s a lot I could say about these muffins.

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I could mention that Super Squirrely was the first Blind Spot Nutbutter flavor that I tried (back in 2016).

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Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

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August 31 is National Trail Mix Day

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I’ll probably spend National Trail Mix Day (Friday) at work (like most of you, I assume).

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Peach Tea Chia Pudding

Peach Tea Chia Pudding

Happy National Eat a Peach Day!

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English majors see symbolism everywhere.

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Milk symbolizes abundance.  Seeds symbolize life.  Peaches symbolize youth. Tea symbolizes peace.

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I can’t promise you an abundant life of youth and peace, but I can promise you a good breakfast.

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Ingredients

  • 1 peach, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup peach tea, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice

Directions

  • Combine 1/2 peach, chia seeds, tea, and milk in  a sealable container.  Seal, shake, and chill overnight.
  • In the morning, add remaining 1/2 peach
  • Eat and enjoy!

P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Mikaela @ Iris and Honey for Fiesta Friday.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

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When I was about ten years old, my best friend’s grandma taught me how to make grilled cheese.  I am sure I had made grilled cheese before then, but she taught me the proper steps.

  • Butter the pan, not the bread.
  • Heat the pan.
  • Completely assemble the sandwich before placing it in the warm pan.
  • Cook two to three minutes, and use the back of a spatula to smash the sandwich.  This is key.  I am not sure why, but it is highly important.
  • Flip the sandwich and smash again.
  • Toss the sandwich onto a plate, and cut it in half.
  • Eat it!

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