If you really wanted to, you could eat this for lunch! Easy and nutritious, pb & j will take you a long way…
1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T peanut butter
1/-2 T jam, jelly or preserves of your choice
1 T peanuts for garnish
Mix peanut butter and oatmeal together well in a bowl. Swirl in jam and sprinkle with peanuts. pb & j in a bowl!
mOMent: Sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. However, when we look back we realize that it usually happened for a reason. Is there something in your life that you could look at now, instead of waiting for the future to look back on, and realize that it is happening for a reason? Even if we don’t know what the reason is quite yet, it can be quite reassuring to relax, knowing all will be revealed in due time.
I was really excited to try these bars because I love peanut butter and jelly. I gave them to my hubby to take with him and share during a seminar he attended, and they were gone by lunch!
I substituted the egg with a “flax-egg”. I also used blueberry jam. The only thing I would do differently next time is add a little salt, but then again, I prefer salty things.
1 C flour
1 C quick-cooking oat (I used old-fashioned)
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 C butter (I used earth balance)
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1 egg (1T flax + 3T water)
1/2 C peanut butter
1/4 C milk (I used almond milk)
1 t vanilla
1/4 C strawberry jam, or jam of choice (I used blueberry)
1. Grease a 13x 9 x 2-inch pan.
2. Combine flour, oats and baking soda. Beat butter for 30 seconds; add sugars and beat till fluffy.
3. Add egg, peanut butter, milk and vanilla. Beat well.
4. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture, beating until smooth.
5. Spread mixture in pan. Dot with jam or jelly and swirl
6. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
7. Let cool. Cut into bars.
mOMent: Practicality is something that comes naturally to some folks. What comes naturally to you? Are you practical? reasonable? or are you more out-of-the-box?