When the clouds scud across the steel gray sky and the wind brushes noisily past the windows and the beauty of orange, yellow, and red twirl and float across the Autumn sky, it’s time to bake!
The other morning it was gray and cold. I couldn’t resist. I just had to have a warm breakfast even if it meant we started school later than usual. I had been wanting to try a Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal recipe for a long time. The moment just presented itself perfectly for whipping up a warm, filling, tasty breakfast. And I must say this recipe did not disappoint! My children LOVED this, as did I. It will definitely be put into the cold months breakfast rotation!
Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal (adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures)
3c quick cooking oats
1/2c brown sugar
2T melted butter
2t baking powder
1/2c peanut butter
3/4c vanilla yogurt
Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl. Spread into a greased 9x13 in. pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20-25 min or until moist crumbs are left on knife that is inserted near middle. Serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar and top with milk or half and half.
I’m on the hunt this afternoon to make some wonderful bread and baked goods. I haven’t pinned down what I’m going to make yet, but I will. Then I’m going to top off my baking spree with a Down Home supper of Salisbury steak (made with ground venison), mashed potatoes, sweet corn, and a loaf of hot homemade bread.
I can’t help myself. This is what is urging me on.
BEAUTY. CRISP AIR. BRIGHT FIRE FILLED COLORS. BRISK WINDS. SUN FILTERING AND SETTING THE EARTH TO GLOW. PINK CHEEKS. COLD FINGERS. PERMEATED WITH THE PUNGENT SMELL OF DRYING LEAVES.