When my favorite breakfast and my beloved flavor combination come together it’s a heavenly collision of warm, creamy, nutty, jammy breakfast-goodness. Making its way onto Buzzfeed’s 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly at Number 16, this recipe from The Roasted Root got my mouth watering in a big way. I made it my own by adding some dried fruit, orange zest, and topping the oatmeal with jam instead of swirling it into the mix, but of course, that’s a swell idea, too.
I shared this baby on Healthy Vegan Friday over at The Veggie Nook.
Baked Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
2 cups water
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, minced
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup smooth natural peanut butter
zest of 1/2 an orange
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
roasted peanuts, chopped, for garnish
Combine the steel-cut oats and the 2 cups water in a medium-sized saucepan and let sit for several hours or overnight.
Place 4-5 ramekins on a small baking dish and preheat the oven to 350F.
Turn the heat on to medium-high and bring oats and water to a boil. Turn down the hit to a simmer and cook the oats until tender, between 5-10 minutes, adding more water if the mixture becomes too dry. Stir in the ginger, apricots, cinnamon, peanut butter, salt, and orange zest. When the peanut butter has been fully incorporated, remove the oats from the heat and stir in the milk.
Divide the oats between the ramekins and bake for 10 minutes. Top the oatmeal with dollops of your favorite jam or jelly, sprinkle with chopped peanuts and additional milk and serve.