Foodie Blog Roll 2

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Apple Pie Peanut Butter Oatmeal and a Sibling Reunion


5 siblings,1 serving of oatmeal, 3 bowls; 1 sibling made it, 4 siblings ate it. Yeah, that's really how it happened.

Apple Pie Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Are you confused? Let me explain. I have the BEST siblings in the world! I mean it. This year was our 2nd annual Munson sibling reunion and I got to host it in Kansas City. 
(picking up the kids from the airport. Meredith, me, Luke, Jenny, Rachel)

We had a fabulous time! We did a day at the lake, the Red, White and Boom concert, and did lots and lots of eating! (We always travel with snacks!) A good time was had by all. At one point during the weekend, I was telling them about this yummy apple pie peanut butter oatmeal I like to make because it is so filling and healthy. I was going on and on about it.

(Red, White and Boom concert. Meredith, Rachel, Luke, me, Jenny)

So, on the last morning of their trip, Jen mentioned that she wanted to try the oatmeal I had been raving about. I told her, sorry, but I didn't have any apples. She proceeded to pull an apple out of her purse. (Seriously, we always have snacks with us!) At this point, Luke, Jen and I were the only ones awake and Luke said he wanted to try it too. I told them that it was really filling and since we were making cinnamon rolls too, that should be fine. So the plan was to make one big serving of oatmeal and split it between two bowls for them. 

Then......the other two woke up. Meredith and Rachel, a.k.a. the "little girls," headed down stairs for the morning. We told them what we were up to and they wanted some oatmeal too, duh. We made sure they knew that we were only making ONE serving because we only had ONE apple, but that didn't seem to matter. 
Rachel: "I'll just split a bowl with Meredith."
Jenny: "I know, but Luke and I are already splitting a bowl." 
Apparently we aren't very good at math. 

So, the pregnant sibling and the one who made the delicious oatmeal didn't have any. The sibling that tagged along with the idea got 1/4th of it in his own bowl. The two siblings that woke up late split 1/2 of the oatmeal in one bowl. And the sibling who provided the apple and asked for the oatmeal in the first place only got 1/4th of the oatmeal in a bowl. People, I couldn't make that up if I tried! 
(Our red, white and blue sibling picture for mom. Me, Rachel, Meredith, Jenny, Luke)

So, do I have you intreagued? Or just plain confused? 

Apple Pie Peanut Butter Oatmeal
       serves 1, or 4, whatever
1/2 C old fashioned rolled oats
1 apple
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
1 scoop of natural peanut butter

Stir oats and water together in a bowl and microwave for  minute. 
Meanwhile, chop the apple into small pieces. Remove bowl and stir in spices.  Stir in apple pieces microwave for 2 minutes, stirring half way through. 



Heat longer if apples are not tender. Remove from microwave and stir in scoop of peanut butter. {This is the best part!} The peanut butter will get all melty and combine everything together.

Serve. 
The apples make give the oatmeal the sweetness it needs from the natural sugars. I never add any sugar or sweetener to this. However, do whatever suites your taste. I also love the serving of healthy fats that this has. I like nuts in my oatmeal with some fruits, but I think the peanut butter flavor is perfect with the apple. 


So there you have it. The oatmeal story. Thanks for letting you share a little bit about my crazy, wonderful family. {Love you kids so much! xoxox}

Happy 4th of July everyone!!

5 comments:

  1. yay! pinning this one on pinterest :) sounds like you had a great time with your sibling reunion!

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    1. Thanks, Alice! I really did! Never a dull moment! :)

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  2. How much water did you mix your oats with? Looks great :)

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  3. I can see why all your siblings wanted some; it sounds amazing! I could use a big ol' bowl myself right about now.

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  4. I love oatmeal, what a great way to mix it up from my normal brown sugar routine! thank you!

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