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Raw Peanut Butter and Jam Oatmeal

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Raw-Peanut-Butter-and-Jam-Oatmeal1Just this morning I made this recipe for Mom and she said that it was just like eating candy.  Those were her exact words?  Within minutes she had devoured every bit of this sweet porridge, it was great to watch.

Growing up I loved, no wait , I LOVED (!) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so making this adult version took me right back to my childhood.  This is a very filling breakfast that will help you carry on throughout your day!  And maybe make you feel like a kid too. :)

There is one important step when it comes to making this porridge and that is the technique of soaking the oats before mixing them in.  Please click (here) to read about my reasons for doing this.

I am starting to see more and more people catch on to soaking oats but they often add the rest of the ingredients and then soak the oats.  If our goal is to reduce the phytic acid through the soaking process, why would we want to consume the liquid in which is released into?  Something to think about.

Feel free to use any flavor of jam that you have on hand and if you can’t eat peanut butter, use almond butter… or any nut butter!   It’s all delicious in my book.

Raw-Peanut-Butter-and-Jam-Oatmeal2Ingredients:

Base:

  • 1/2 cup raw gluten-free oats, soaked
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp raw jam

Jam:

  • 1 cup date paste
  • 1 cup strawberries, organic (this time I had to use frozen ones that were thawed and it worked perfectly)

Preparation:

Base:

  1. After soaking the oats, drain and rinse until the water starts to run clear.
    • Use your hands to adetate the oats under the running water to speed up the process.
    • Hand squeeze as much of the water out of the oats as you can.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, almond milk, chia seeds, salt, and vanilla together.
    • Set aside for 1 hour or over-night if you have hectic mornings.
    • This will give the chia time to swell and absorb some of the liquid.
  3. Layer the oat batter, peanut butter and jam in a jar, bowl or glass.  Serve and enjoy!

Jam:

  1. In your food processor or blender combine the two ingredients and blend till nice and creamy.  Or you can stop it sooner if you want a more chunky style.
  2. Store in glass containers in the fridge.  This will make a bit more than what is needed just for this recipe, but that’s ok….it’s great to have on hand. It will keep for 7+ days.

Oat Tips:

  1. To make oat flour from soaked oats, click (here)
  2. Are oats gluten-free and where can I find them?  Click (here)

8 thoughts on “Raw Peanut Butter and Jam Oatmeal

  1. Lori says:

    Hi there. I have your Raw Buckwheat Cacao cereal in the dehydrator right now. Man that stuff is good straight out of the mixing bowl!! Was looking through more recipes and saw this one. Can you use blueberries instead of strawberries? I am assuming any kind of fruit that is used to make jams would work yes?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Lori… I hear you… most raw recipes taste amazing as they head in the dehydrator and can be enjoyed by skipping that process… just depends on the texture and how long you want something to last. :) And yes, use any fruit… just watch for real watery ones. :) Have a great evening, amie sue

      • lori says:

        Hi…I have one more question. Does this only make one serving? We do snacks every Friday at school and I was thinking this would be really cool to make. But I would probably need to make 10 jars. How would I multiply the recipe to make a large quantity? Going to do this one tomorrow. Can’t wait!

        • amie-sue says:

          Hello Lori, I made several servings… I didn’t log it (shoot) but it would all depend on how large or small of size you want to make. I would make the recipe and divide it up in single servings that you want and see how many you get… then go from there. I was on the road the past two days so it sounds like you were planning on making this this morning.. did you? Have a great evening. amie sue

          • Lori says:

            Hi there :) Yes I did and it was very good. I found I can get 3 little 8 oz mason jars from this recipe. I am on an all raw challenge this month so I challenged my hubby to let me do raw breakfasts for him on Saturdays and he surprisingly agreed. So I made him a version of this. I left out the PB and layered with the jam, bananas and sliced strawberries and granola. he actually liked it!! I am going to play with this recipe. I am going to make some for tomorrow (oops..its 2am so for this morning!) and I am going to to reduce some of the almond milk and mix orange juice and almond milk (makes an orange julius type chia pudding!!) for the liquid, add a little more chia and just layer with bananas. I have lots of ideas for this one! Can’t wait to make for school!! Whew…that was a long winded reply!! :)

            • amie-sue says:

              Hello Lori… perfect! Thank you for sharing your experience. It all sounds wonderful. It is one of those recipes that you can change up almost every time you make it. The true beauty of it all! I hope you are having a great weekend. amie sue :)

              • Lori says:

                Hi…Just wanted to tell you that I made my version of these for my snack day at school. I made 12 8oz jars. I was worried that I may be bringing a few jars home but there was only one left over! I blended strawberries in with the almond milk for soaking the oatmeal and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the oat mixture. I layered with the jam, bananas and blueberries. My last layer was a granola and then topped it with a small spoonful of cashew cream. They were a hit!

                • amie-sue says:

                  Sounds delicious Lori! A person can really get their week set up with breakfasts and snacks with these. Thank you so much for sharing and keep on enjoying them! Blessings, amie sue

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