If there were ONE new food group that should be added unto the food pyramid, it should definitely be peanut butter chips!
Oh my goodness…these are so versatile and delicious, and I kind of
love have an addiction to these.
Today I was craving PB Reese’s cups at the sight of these chips. Of course, I love my oats too. I thought to myself, “Well isn’t it wrong to eat Reese’s cups for breakfast?!”
I could not make up my mind as to what I should eat. Sometimes, I wonder if this is the type of indecision that falls into the category of “Do not worry as to what you will eat or drink” when Jesus was talking to His disciples.
You see, having come from a country where junk food and sweets are so sinfully delicious, nothing truly appealed to me here in the states; however, one faithful day I was introduced to PB cups. My dear friends, life was never the same since then…It’s probably my favorite American chocolate treat!
So into the kitchen I went with the attempt to make a healthy breakfast version of Reese’s PB cups.
Of course, this isn’t EXACTLY like the real deal! But it tasted prreeeetyyyy darn good if you ask me!
Reese’s Oat Bake
1/4 C rolled oats
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 TBSP cocoa powder
1/2 TBSP ground flax
1/4 C almond milk
1/2 TBSP maple syrup
1 TBSP peanut butter (I used cinnamon raisin swirl)
1/2 medium banana
Grab a small-medium bowl and mix all the dry ingredients first. Then, add all the wet ingredients (except for the PB+banana) and make sure everything is mixed thoroughly.
Now grab a small bowl and mash the banana. Stir it up with the PB until it becomes somewhat runny in consistency.
In a baking bowl or ramekin, pour the chocolate oat mixture. Then, add the PB+banana mixture on top.
Bake it at 400 F for approximately 20 minutes. This serves 1.
Work those mashin’ muscles!
So where do the PB chips fit in the picture? [pun very intended]
Of course, I topped the bake with the chips along with some pretzels! YUM.
I don’t usually document everything I eat in a day as I eat at least 5-7 times a day with good-sized portions.
Since today is Wednesday, I thought I’d do my first WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY just for the fun of it.
This is a Coconut Dos Leches Cake that I came up with today and I’m not sure if it’s my fave recipe yet. I need to see how it tastes when it’s cold!
Beware…I did eat a lot of sweet stuff today and it certainly wasn’t my healthiest day, hah! Hey we all have days like that, no? Don’t judge.
These were some of my snacks in between work and studying.
I got these “Samoa”-like bars at TJ’s. After I saw them in Janetha’s blog, I knew I wanted to try them.
Oops, I just realized that I didn’t photograph my salad and soup for lunch and dinner. I did what I could, so it’s all good in the hood.
By the way, don’t you just love inexpensive clothes? I got this dress for $15 at Ross the other day It is so comfy! Love comfy clothes.
Well I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far! May you have a joyous day tomorrow despite the storms that life may bring every now and then! We can be victorious and be on top of the mountain!
What would YOU want to make with the Reese’s PB chips?!
What’s your current “addiction”? (I don’t like that word yet I am still using it)
How do you deal with days when you don’t get enough fruit or veggies?
P.S: Let’s continue to keep Japan in our thoughts and prayers–that the people may truly see hope through these times.
Much much love,