Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal and a HUGE Thank You!


I think the blog is back up and working again!  A HUGE sigh of relief.  I updated my theme about 10 times the other day trying to fix the problem.  Sorry to anyone who was actually trying to read my posts at the time.

I owe huge thank you to Kita over at Pass the Sushi for walking me through a few things, and helping me out.  Please go tell her Hi from me!  She does make Ah-mazing  food, and has gorgeous photography, so beware you might get side tracked while you are there.  You may remember she helped me out one other time, when I was moving she made this great Rosemary Bread for you!  I wish we didn’t live 2000 miles apart, I owe her a drink at the very least!

Also, I owe a huge thank you to my husband.  He is a computer engineer by trade, so he knows his way around the computer.  But he has never touched a blog or wordpress before.  He stepped in and really made things work again.  Thanks!

So now that I am back to normal I have some food to share with you!  This is my new favorite breakfast.  I know, strange if you read my other posts about Cookie Dough Oatmeal and Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal.  But, I really think I turned a corner with oatmeal.  It all started with realizing I like the texture of baked oatmeal a million times better.  So I played with some flavors, and came up with a Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal!  How fun is that?!  It may not look the prettiest (my husband says it looks gross, and can’t believe I eat it).  But seriously, give it a try!

Steph taught me a little secret about baked oatmeal.  You don’t really have to bake it!  Just put it in the microwave for 2 minutes, and you get the same thing.  Baked Oatmeal, ready in about 5 minutes, seems like a perfect morning to me!  I like my oatmeal on the sweet side, but if you don’t, just omit the sugar.  The jelly does a pretty good job of sweetening it on its own.

Nutritional Info: Serves 1 Calories: 395, Fat: 20 grams, Protein: 12 grams


Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

½ cup old fashioned oats
¼ cup applesauce
¼ cup almond milk or skim milk
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
1 Tbls Splenda
2 Tbls peanut butter
2 Tbls jelly (flavor of choice)

Combine oats, salt, and Splenda.  Stir in milk, peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla.  Put in a spray microwave safe bowl.  Stir in 1 Tbls of jelly.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.  Remove, and stop with additional jelly.



  1. glad your blog is back up + running smoothly! and this oatmeal looks delicious! i have some leftover oats from making granola bars, so i’ll have to give this a try. =)

  2. I am glad to got it updated! It can be frustrating when something goes wrong!
    Your dish today look the idea and my kids would be all over it!!!

  3. As someone who just moved blogs, I can totally understand the frustration. The digs look great! And so does the oatmeal!

  4. breakfast time…!!! ooh yeah!

  5. Erin, I’m really glad that your blog is back. I bet your weekend starts today! =) Kita is an amazing lady – I know she helps other blogs too. She can cook and she is a pro for blogging! This “baked” oatmeal sounds delicious! Haha your husband is wrong on this one, it looks great to me and my kids!

  6. Oh glad you got things working, I know the stress of your site being messed up. This oatmeal sound right up my alley. And Kita is an awesome food blogger glad she helped you out, I’ll have to remember that when I’m stuck and can’t get help to ask Kita.

  7. This is like my ideal breakfast!! I am making this ASAP!! And I have to agree with you…Kita rocks! She’s helped me out a time or two also :)

  8. That looks like such an amazing breakfast! Or even a dessert. YUM

  9. Aww I’m glad you got it figured out, the blog looks great! And, obviously, so does this delicious oatmeal!!

  10. So glad your blog is up and running as normal my friend – and what better way to celebrate than with this oatmeal – it looks drool worthy 😀

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  11. I love baked oatmeal! I will definitely have to give this microwaved version a try!

  12. YUM! I love baked oatmeal too, I prefer it to straight up oatmeal. And PB+J oatmeal is divine! I would eat this for any meal!

  13. Are you kidding me? This look positively divine!

  14. Very easy oatmeal and the ingredients sound so good.

  15. Glad your blog is back up and running! That process must have been so frustrating. But, I’m sure I would have felt a little better about the situation if I were eating some of this oatmeal. 😉

  16. so glad your blog is back and ok! i think one of the things i love just as much, if not more, than peanut butter & chocolate is peanut butter & jelly. what a healthy and delicious breakfast Erin! :)

  17. What a great-looking recipe! Your site is looking great, and I am fearful of the day when I have to really figure out the technical aspects of my blog.

  18. Looks great! :) Glad the bugs seem to be fixed now.
    And the oatmeal sound delicious!

  19. Shoot Erin this looks good!

  20. Yum! What a great breakfast or dinner! I love oatmeal and peanut butter together! Looks fabulous!!

  21. Wow.. I would love this oatmeal because I love PB&J! YUM! Glad you got your blog issues fixed. :)

  22. I am glad everything is put back together again. I think I just found my breakfast for tomorrow.

  23. Glad you got the blog issue figured out! Hate when that happens! This oatmeal looks sooo yummy! I need new ways to spice up my oatmeal too.

  24. We certainly DO have breakfast on the mind. I’m glad you were able to get the blog straightened up!

  25. There is nothing worse than when something breaks on your blog is there. I’m so glad you got it up and running though. Your peanut butter and jelly oatmeal sounds fabulous and so comforting in stressful times 😀

  26. Oh wow, I have GOT to try this out on Joshie, my 3 year old. He isn’t big on jelly (weird 3 year old, I know) but he does love his PB and getting him to eat breakfast is difficult. This oatmeal may just do the trick!

  27. I love any pb&j combination. I haven’t tried in oatmeal form so this should be exciting! :)

  28. Oh that is so up my alley. I need to try this! Your blog looks great, I feel like Ive been away for so long, so many changes!

  29. Peanut butter is one of my favorite additions to oatmeal, especially when paired with some banana slices and a little bit of honey. I will have to try it with jam though, since I am a PB&J lover. Thanks for the tip!

  30. I’m always eating breakfasts my husband claims look disguisting…and they usually involve oatmeal! Yum!

  31. Glad you got all your site problems fixed! Love Kita’s blog :) This oatmeal sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe… I think my husband would love this!

  32. Erin… glad you got things up and running again! And just in time to share this amazing oatmeal. Honestly, I could eat oatmeal plain. But I’ve been on a huge peanut butter and jelly kick lately. So this is something I most definitely will try! : )

  33. My daughter is already putting on her apron…We are making this Mom! Delicious!

  34. Another great oatmeal recipe! What a great idea!

  35. This sounds like it would wake me up!

  36. So glad all is well again – love Kita and you are also lucky to have a techy hubbie. I wear the tech pants in my family, which means, no one to help me out when I don’t know what I’m doing :(

    I think I’ve mentioned how much I love oatmeal. I think with this, I love it even more.

  37. Oh LOVE this!

  38. I don’t know what I’ll do if my blog breaks down, probably break down myself because nobody around me knows that much about computers to help out! Lol. Oatmeal is so good and healthy for breakfast and your version here is calling out my name :)

  39. My husband eats oatmeal every morning but prepared the same way each time. Maybe I’ll surprise him by preparing this one morning. I think he’ll love it and would I.

    The tech stuff is always a huge source of stress for me. Lots of googling and trying out stuff. In the end, I never manage on my own without help from others who know so much more. Glad you had Kita and your hubs to save the day! :)


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