If it ain’t broke…
I’ve never quite understood the term food “rut”. I get bored easily so I don’t tend to eat the same thing day in and day out. Food PHASES on the other hand are a whole other story! I become so completely obsessed with a new flavor/combo that I will makeover ANY meal for weeks just to enjoy it even more. I’ve done it with beets, mangoes, and a certain candy bar flavor combo that still happens to be going 😉 …just to name a few. So my latest phase should come as no shock…especially after last Sunday’s stack of mouth-watering pancakes!
I am (once AGAIN) completely OBSESSED with
pumpkin and peanut butter!
So obviously, when Laura one-upped my pancakes with her breakfast bowl of
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie Eggs, I just HAD to give it a go…
I made a few small changes to the recipe: 1 whole egg + two egg whites, mashed banana instead of pear mixed in and on top, and a drizzle of honey instead of stevia.
And until Saturday,
this was the most DELICIOUS thing I’d eaten all weekend!
Until I got the
bright GENIUS idea to mix my new favorite flavor combo into my favorite bowl of VOLUMINOUS oat bran! And then, on a whim, I added a drizzle of blackstrap molasses to the bowl and I just about friggin’ DIED!
Blackstrap molasses > regular molasses
Same great taste, but with almost HALF the amount of sugars with a BAJILLION vitamins and minerals! Seriously, check out this article to read all about it! I’m sure you can find it at most health food stores, but surprisingly enough, I got mine at the co-op!
But back to some va-va-vaLUMINOUS oats! 😀
My trick with the oat bran is super simple…just double…or even TRIPLE the amount of liquid you would normally cook it in, pop it in the microwave, and watch it magically grow into a big bowl of deliciousness!
You can actually do this with oats too! Just be sure when applying this bit of breakfast magic, 😉 that you use a BIG bowl (I use this one)…otherwise, you’ll have a mess to clean up!
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oat Bran
Prep Time: 2-3 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Keywords: microwave breakfast high fiber dairy-free vegan vegetarian high protein oat bran peanut flour fall winter
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1 1/2 cups water (or non-dairy milk, or milk alternative)
- 1 teaspoon maple extract (or vanilla)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup peanut flour (or 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder + 1 Tablespoon peanut butter)
- Toppings: 1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses, crushed peanuts and hemp seeds
1. Combine oat bran and water in a LARGE microwave-safe bowl, stir and microwave on high for 6 minutes, stopping to stir every 2 minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with molasses, add toppings and enjoy!
It’s so FLUFFAAAAAAAAY! <– Sorry guys, I had to! 😉
Have you ever tried blackstrap molasses?
Do you get into food “phases”? If so, what was your last one?