It’s been a LONG time since I’ve written a blog post! This summer is flying by and it’s been a hot one, which means less time experimenting in our little kitchen. We ban the use of the oven once the temps get into the 80’s (we don’t have AC) and we’ve had several days of near or above 100, so I guess you can say we’ve been living off of quick meals that require little to no cooking. But I do have a super simple recipe for you today!

Peanut butter and jelly will forever be that classic combo – it brings me back to being a kid. For me, it’s a favorite comfort food. Recently, I made Natalie’s (of Feasting on Fruit) PB&J Popcorn and not only was it amazing, but it was fun to make and eat! She has a ton of creative kid-friendly snacks and treats that are picky eater approved…and by picky eater, I’m talking about Willow 😉 Natalie inspired me to use this classic comfort food combination in our breakfast oats and it’s quickly become my go-to when we’re not drinking a smoothie.

PB&J Oats {soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, oil-free, vegan}

Serves 1

What you need:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)*
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 heaping TBSP creamy unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract**
  • pinch of Himalayan salt**
  • 1 TBSP fruit sweetened jam/jelly
  • 2 tsp chia seeds**

*Can use water in place of milk, but it won’t be quite as creamy.

**Optional ingredients

How to:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine your milk, oats and peanut butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Lower the temperature a little once it starts bubbling/boiling. Cook until liquid is absorbed or until your desired consistency is reached. I cooked mine for about 12 minutes, but our stove isn’t the best (everything takes longer to cook).
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt, if using.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chia seeds and jam. I used organic blueberry jam (apple juice sweetened). Oats fill me up fast, so this recipe makes enough for me to share some with Willow.

We’ve made this several times and Willow talked me into adding some Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips one morning and I have to say, it was delicious! Other toppings that are great with this: hemp seeds, sprinkle of coconut sugar, shredded coconut and cacao nibs.

RECIPE: PB&J Oats // Be Sol-Ful

Stay tuned later this month for my summer favorites round-up and some exciting announcements! Hope everyone is having a great summer!

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