Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal – make single serve “baked” oatmeal in the microwave with the flavor of your favorite childhood sandwich!
Oatmeal is one of those go-to breakfasts for so many people. It is quick, easy, filling, and most of the time pretty good for you. Well today we have a Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal that takes less than 5 minutes.
Often times when you see baked oatmeal is makes a full baking pan, and you take out slices to serve it. For me, I love it warm, and I don’t necessarily want it sitting around for a couple days. So a single serve baked oatmeal is perfect! It comes together in the microwaves, so it is quick and easy.
Plus you can mix it up and flavor it other ways. Today I am using Peanut Butter & Jelly but you can really use any nut butter, mix in dried fruit or nuts and just get creative.
What You’ll Need For Baked Oatmeal
Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Apple Sauce
- Milk – you can use any type of milk you want (almond, oat, skim milk etc)
- Vanilla Extract
- Sugar – Depending on the type of peanut butter you use, this is optional. And you can use honey, maple syrup, monk fruit, splenda, traditional sugar etc.
- Peanut Butter – any peanut butter works if you use a commercial brand (Skippy, Jif) you can go lighter or skip the sugar called for
- Jelly – whatever your favorite flavor is!
How To Make Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal
- Mix Dry Ingredients. Combine oats, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
- Mix Wet Ingredients. Stir together milk, peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla.
- Combine. Spray a small microwave safe bowl. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients and pour into prepared bowl. Gently swirl in about 1 tablespoon of jelly.
- Cook. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove, and stop with additional jelly.
What Kind Of Oats To Use For Baked Oatmeal
I really prefer to use old fashioned oats for this microwave baked oatmeal. It stands up to the cooking process, gives a really good texture, is hearty and what I am looking for. That being said, you can use quick cooking oats if that is all you have or what you like. The cooking time will just change.
Using Quick Cooking Oats – Microwave for 1 minute
Using Old Fashioned Oats – Microwave for 2 minutes
How To Store Leftover Oatmeal
This is a large serving, so if you divide into two small bowls as well when you are cooking it. Cover any leftovers and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. When you are ready to serve just microwave for about a minute until it is warmed through.
Recipe Tips & Variations
- You can really use any liquid you like in this recipe. Almond milk works great if you want to cut back on calories. Whole milk works great if you want it thick and creamy. So use whatever you have and normally use to make oatmeal.
- Get creative with your jelly. Mixed Berry Jam is delicious or use whatever you have and enjoy.
- Not a fan of jelly? Skip the jelly and top with bananas instead. Peanut butter and banana is always a great combo.
- Add some chopped apple and cinnamon in place of the jelly for a delicious almost apple pie version.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
- Breakfast Bowls
- Chocolate Oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Mixed Berry Smoothie
- Sous Vide Egg Bites
- Chocolate Oatmeal Blender Muffins
Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal
Peanut Butter & Jelly Baked Oatmeal - make single serve "baked" oatmeal in the microwave with the flavor of your favorite childhood sandwich!
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon honey (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons jelly
- Combine oats, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
- Stir together milk, peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla.
- Spray a small microwave safe bowl. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients and pour into prepared bowl. Gently swirl in about 1 tablespoon of jelly.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove, and stop with additional jelly.
Amount Per Serving Calories 497Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 5mgSodium 723mgCarbohydrates 69gFiber 7gSugar 29gProtein 15g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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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!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I love any pb&j combination. I haven’t tried in oatmeal form so this should be exciting! 🙂
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!
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!
Baking Serendipity says
I’m always eating breakfasts my husband claims look disguisting…and they usually involve oatmeal! Yum!
Marsha @ The Harried Cook says
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!
Erin…..so 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! : )
My daughter is already putting on her apron…We are making this Mom! Delicious!
Another great oatmeal recipe! What a great idea!
This sounds like it would wake me up!
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.
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
Oh LOVE this!
Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen says
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 🙂
Lemons and Anchovies says
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! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says
Who doesn’t love a good PB and J?? Oatmeal is one of my go to breakfast choices. Can’t wait to try this one!!
Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says
Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly?? This sounds like a Delicious breakfast!
Dorothy Reinhold says
Is there anything more comforting than PB and J? I can’t wait ot try this oatmeal!