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Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is a power protein packed baked oatmeal made with a great taste of peanut butter! It is a healthy start to your day from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Did you ever feel like your on the verge of starting something new? I have “things” going on in my life right now from personal things to work, to starting the recipe submission site Recipentrest. It feels like I am on the verge of starting something new. I truly am starting a new chapter in my life. Actually, I know on the 25th of April, I am starting something new and it will be a new chapter in my life.
I decided I want to take the bull by the horns. I spent a lot of time in the shadows waiting for things. It got me nowhere, so I am tired of waiting. I got my eyes opened the other day on Facebook, on my personal page, not Seduction in the Kitchen’s Fan page. All I did was post a photo of my hair. I wanted to do a makeover, so I did a very subtle ombre effect, but I did a little too subtle and all I did was post this:
What surprised me what I got a message, how need make that my profile picture and as you can see some saying how pretty I am. I am the first person to admit, I don’t think I am pretty. My weight is what keeps me down. I have had so many guys reject me because I am fat, so I don’t think I am pretty. So I took the advice and made that my profile picture, I got 28 likes for it as my profile picture. I never get that many likes for my profile pictures.
It made me realize, I need to break out the shadows and just take the bull by the horns. Be me and if someone doesn’t like it, it is them. I have let rejection, hurt and pain keep me hidden. I need to break from that. It is hard I admit it has to do with self-esteem. I have come a long way in my self-esteem. My ex-husband, he made me feel like I was ugly, he would not even go out in public with me, in fact, he really did not want anyone to know I was married to him. When you go through abuse like that, your self-esteem suffers. With that photo and all the people just liking it and commenting how pretty I am. It really helped me with feeling pretty.
I have been trying to lose weight and that helps too with self-esteem, especially when you get told you would be a knock out if you lost weight. Yes, I did have a date tell me that. Hey what can I say, it these Mediterranean professional guys that say this to me. I know it my weakness, that is the type of guy I go for. I know I need to break from that. Why I want to start new chapters. Realizing it too is the being on the verge of starting something new.
As I been eating healthier as part the trying to lose weight, I come to come to love baked oatmeal. I always liked oatmeal, but with baked oatmeal, I found ways to make with more protein, like this one, or cut the sugar down like I did with the Pineapple Blueberry Oatmeal. I wanted to do a protein based oatmeal when I spotted peanut butter granola at the store. Tinkering around with it, I came up with a nice power protein baked oatmeal I love on Sunday mornings.
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (natural preferred)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup Nature's Valley Peanut Butter Granola
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 7x11 baking pan with a non stick cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients except the granola and blend well.
- Spread evenly in pan.
- Sprinkle the granola on the top the oatmeal, pressing it in lightly.
- Bake 20 minutes til edges are golden brown.
- Take it out the oven and let cool slightly, Then scoop some out, put into a bowl and ENJOY!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 8g