WIAW: Peanut Butter S’mores Oatmeal

Hey guys!

Looks like I’m not the only one who got a little excited about the thought of Vegan Cheeseburger Dip! Let me know what you guys think of the recipe! Oh, and just FYI, after spending overnight in the fridge, the flavors seriously intensify!

Mmmm!

So, it’s that time of week again…

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

Now, since this month is considered the LOVE month to many I thought it was appropriate that Jenn (our lovely host over at Peas & Crayons) has dubbed this month “Love Your Veggies Month” and has asked us linker-uppers to show our love for the veg through out WIAW posts each week!

But before I show you pics of the grub for the day (which is ALWAYS highly clad in veg), I have to show you guys my fruit and vegetable-free breakfast!

Yeah, you heard me…not a single color of the rainbow found it’s way into my breakfast bowl the other day…but I’m sure once you hear me say the words

PEANUT BUTTER S’MORES OATMEAL…

Yeah, I thought you’d understand! πŸ˜‰

Who says you have can’t have s’mores in the middle of winter?

Who says you can’t make s’mores in your kitchen?

Who says you can’t eat s’mores for breakfast?

Not me!

Peanut Butter S’mores Oatmeal

by Heather Powers

Prep Time: 3-5 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Keywords: breakfast oats chocolate marshmallows peanut flour

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup peanut flour
  • 2 squares graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 handful mini marshmallows
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • Maple syrup mixed with cocoa powder for chocolate drizzle

Instructions

1. Cook oats, water, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (if using) according to preferences, but allow it to stay a little soupy once it’s finished.

2. Transfer to an oven-safe bowl.

3. Stir in 1/4 cup peanut flour (or other protein powder of choice).

4. Top with marshmallows and chocolate chips and place under medium-high broil for about 1 minute or until marshmallows are browned.

5. For added chocolately goodness, stir up a little maple syrup spiked with cocoa powder and drizzle over the top of your bowl!

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My glorious bowl of peanut-buttery s’more-sy (totally making that a word) goodness was enjoyed with a nice big mug coffee.

Let’s just say by the time breakfast was over, I had forgotten all about the 30 degree drop in temperatures we’ve been having lately.

A few hours later, I was off to the gym, but not before grabbing some perfectly juicy orange slices to eat on the way…

Am I the only one who gets a good zing from citrus fruit before a workout? I think it’s the perfect light pre-workout snack…just enough sugar to get you going and keep you energized for a good sweat sesh!

On my way home from the gym, with thoughts of the Boar’s Head turkey meat that I had picked just the day before, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted for lunch. I just needed ONE thing…

Yes, I needed an avocado half the size of my head! Can you believe it was only 20 cents more to get this thing over the teeny tiny ones??

Though I was practically drooling all over myself once I cracked this baby open (I’ve totally become obsessed with avocado lately), lunch came together in record time.

Spinach, sprouts, turkey, Godzilla-cado, and spicy mustard on toasted bread with a side of carrots.

Mmm, how’d you like to sink your teeth into THAT?

My afternoon snack was one of my favorites of the new Chobani flavors:

Eh, who am I kidding? I love ALL the new flavors! But this one just happened to match my Valentine’s Day themed manicure! πŸ™‚

After about an hour of pinning everything from Chicken with Creamy Braised Leeks to Squash and Leek Lasagna (hmm, how’d you know I just bought leeks and had no idea how to use them??), I decided to just wing it and make a potato leek soup!

Into a pot went some leeks and potatoes, some seasoning, water, and vegetable broth
Oh wait, where the heck is the vegetable broth?!

Hmm, looks like I’ll just have to crack open a bottle of wine to use instead…

Um…yeah, about that glass…pure quality assurance testing…I swear! πŸ˜‰

And just to prove that one can drink wine AND operate an emulsion blender:

Topped with sundried tomatoes and fresh parsley.

I thought it came out rather well for some one who had never even touched a leek before the other day, but I feel like I need to do a bit more quality assurance recipe testing before it’s blog ready. So, to be continued…

But wait, don’t let me fool you…dinner was not to it’s completion at this point.

Foodie must not live by soup alone!

She must have spinach, and carrots, and avocado, and heck, why not a perfectly grilled paprika-spiced chicken breast?

Now THAT’S what I call dinner!

I couldn’t help but get the biggest smile on my face when Susan saw this on Instagram and thought it was from a restaurant! Who says you can’t keep it classy when dining solo?

And this is what I’ve been calling dessert for the past 3 nights:

Strawberry Arctic Zero and banana…it’s no fro-yo, but it works in a pinch…and I don’t have to take my lactose pill! πŸ™‚

Do you like to go all out for dinner sometimes even when you’re by yourself?

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?
BB’s still out of town, but I did come home to a nice little surprise on my doorstep:

At the rate that I eat chocolate, I should be done with these by oh….
NEXT Valentine’s Day! πŸ˜‰

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