Even though I cook and bake quite a lot with peanut butter and oatmeal, when Peanut Butter & Co. and Bob’s Red Mill offered to send me both to play with, the first thing that came to mind was Muesli. I still love my version of Muesli, because even though you make it once and eat all week – and it’s the only way I’ll eat oatmeal besides cooking and baking with it – it doesn’t have to be the same experience over and over again. Why not add a little extra punch of protein with some peanut butter? Play with your food, people! It’s #Oatober!
Peanut Butter Muesli
- 2 cups plain yogurt (or Greek-style yogurt)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter (your favorite flavor – I used Bees’ Knees, but Pumpkin Spice would be great here, too!)
- 3 Tbs. lemon juice
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill old-fashioned oatmeal (uncooked) (Yes, Virginia, you can get gluten-free oatmeal!)
- 1/2 cup hulled hemp seed hearts
- 2 large apples, unpeeled and shredded
- 1 cup seedless green grapes
- 1 cup seedless black or red grapes
- 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds – or any combination)
Using a blender or stick blender, blend together the milk, yogurt, and peanut butter. If you’re feeling energetic, you can use a hand whisk.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, thoroughly. Cover, or divide into individual servings in mason jars, and refrigerate overnight before eating.
In a resealable container or in mason jars in the fridge, the muesli will keep for about a week. If, in the morning, it seems too thick for your preference, add a little more milk. If a little liquid forms on top during storage, it’s just fruit juice – stir it back in.
For even more variety, mix a spoonful of your favorite Freakin’ Flamingo jam (regular or sugar-free) into an individual serving!
I like dividing it into mason jars, because it just makes this even more convenient to grab-‘n-go. This recipe yielded 5 pints.
Quick pictorial recap:
For breakfast, lunch, or snacks, this Muesli is a convenient and delicious way to power your way through the day. It’s got 4 of the 5 food groups, plus the protein and fiber that will keep you and/or your kids filled up, without bogging you down, between meals.
It’s #Oatober! Celebrate with More Recipes Using Peanut Butter and Oatmeal:
Enjoy in Good Health!