Seriously, people, this may be the BEST DAY EVER! I can’t even begin to tell you about my love affair with 2 of my favorite ingredients on the planet. When God made peanuts I know he said “This is VERY good.” In case you didn’t know, I adore peanut butter! If you didn’t see this in my last recipe post, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Truffles, you can understand.
True story! Seriously, if you are going to eat just peanut butter on some bread, it’s just lonely. I have been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches since, well, forever it seems. I have never tired of it! Never! I was even tempted to order these super cute rings and pillows from etsy.com. Great BFF or anniversary gift of fellow PB & J lovers! So cute!
If we are talking jelly, this becomes even more serious. I am not anti-jelly. I do admit to having jelly issues. My sweet and awesome mom used to put make me PB & J’s when I was little. She recently ruined it for me. She made me a PB & J at her home while my family was visiting, and I spit it out immediately! I was totally horrified! Why? She put butter on the jelly side to make the jelly stick (at least, this is her reasoning). This was just ridiculous! I have no memory of this as a child! I obviously blocked it out. I think it was from that day on I left jelly behind and went directly to the jam side. Why you ask? It spreads a lot easier. It is made of fruit not just juice. My betrayal to jelly was justified by my recent discovery in France. These fruit preserves are life changing. I got tiny little jars of it for breakfast in Paris with my baguette. My friends, if you see these jams/preserves in your grocery store, do yourself a favor and buy it. You will thank me. Lucky you, there is a $1 off coupon on the US site.
Now, we can talk about enjoying your PB & J in a different way. I eat PB & J on bread on a regular basis. It’s a morning staple. So, I took my super delicious PB & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars and created my PB & J Oatmeal Muffins.
Grind your oats and flaxseed in a coffee grinder. If you are using natural peanut butter, it shouldn't have other oils in it. Make it easy on yourself by turning it upside down before opening and then stir it. Store it in the fridge after opening.
- 2 cups of oat flour
- 1/4 cup freshly ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup of natural peanut butter
- 10 tsp. Bonne Mamam Preserves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Place paper muffin in 12 muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together oat flour, flax, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and oats.
- In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs and combine with syrup, vanilla, oil, and peanut butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
- Place 2 Tbsp of batter into paper muffin liners for 10 muffins.
- Place 1 tsp of preserves on top of batter.
- Fill up the rest of the cups with remaining batter.
- Bake 17-19 minutes, depending on oven.
- Cool completely.
Make it gluten free by using gluten free oats, vanilla extract, and baking powder.
Happy PB & J Day!