Thursday, October 24, 2019

Quick Peanut Butter Oatmeal-Weight Watchers Style




It is surprising how filling, healthy, and delicious a simple oatmeal recipe can be.
Breakfast recipes do not have to be complicated, time consuming, or unusual to warrant a post.
Sometimes you may be looking for quick and simple with an interesting twist-! Peanut Butter Powder !!




I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law, Jackie, last weekend in upstate New York where the weather is already getting cooler.
Jackie has two young kids, a husband, a demanding career,  and a busy schedule. I was impressed that she made hot nourishing breakfast for her family in just minutes.

She used organic oatmeal, organic fat free peanut butter powder, some nut milk and raisins for the kids and blueberries for my son. Both of her young kids and her husband were delighted and dug in!!

Skinny oatmeal with raisins


It looked intriguing and tasted delicious. Not to mention that is fit perfectly into my Weight Watchers program. A portion (1 cup) of cooked oatmeal is 5 points, and the peanut butter powder is one point. I skipped the raisins, but added a little stevia and some berries.

However, a half cup of cooked oatmeal is enough for me, and 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal is only points on 3 points ?? on Weight Watchers.

I found that the fiber in the oatmeal and the protein in the peanut butter powder helped me feel full longer than some of my other choices such as 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt with berries.

You could add spices such as cinnamon, any kind of berry, or sliced bananas!



Are you familiar with peanut butter powder ?- It is peanut butter without the fat! It is significantly lower in calories than regular peanut butter, but has the same flavor.  A serving is only 1 point on WW.
The write up on Amazon for this tasty add in says:

  • Organic Powdered Peanut Butter, made with delicious Non-GMO organic peanuts, Gluten Free and Vegan
  • No Sugar Added! One single ingredient: organic peanuts
  • A smoothie game changer: Delicious peanut butter flavor and loaded with 5 Grams of Protein per 12 Gram serving
  • Low-calorie: We remove the oil, leaving behind a delicious peanut protein with only 45 calories per serving

Personally, I use PB powder in a variety of ways. My favorite way to use peanut butter powder is in my Weight Watcher 1 point chocolate pudding dessert. I also throw it into smoothies.


Where did the custom of eating Oatmeal originate?

The custom of eating oatmeal can be traced back to Scotland where the climate supported growing oats rather than wheat. As the official grain of Scotland, oats were abundant and therefore popular . The Scottish found that soaking the grain overnight softened up the grain to make it easy for cooking. They eventually started to grind their oats into a powder to make oatmeal and used oats in a variety of ways such as for oatcakes, savory puddings, and as a stuffing for poultry.

Although the Scottish enjoyed their oats, the British looked down on them for eating oats. Samuel Johnson said that oats were, " A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Additionally, the Greeks and Romans thought of oats a diseased grain and could not understand the Germans who actually ate oats. They referred to anyone who ate oats as , " Oat eating barbarians."

Even today in the United States, oats are mainly used for horse feed. Only 5% of our oat supply is used for human consumption. 

Those who are gluten free will often use gluten free oat flour for baking which I easily make by putting certified gluten free oatmeal in the food processor. My Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are easy to make and delicious for the fall. My favorite cookies are my healthy and easy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup of cooked gluten free oatmeal ( see notes)
Berries or bananas
1 tablespoon of peanut butter powder
1/4 cup of nut milk (cashew milk is my favorite and only 25 calories/cup)
Stevia to taste

Directions: 
Cook 1/4 cup raw oatmeal according to your favorite method which should yield 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal. Mix in peanut butter powder and nut milk. Top with fresh fruit of your choice.



My Notes:
Oatmeal needs to be certified gluten free, otherwise you run the risk of cross contamination! Trader Joe's sells a certified gluten free brand of oatmeal at a reasonable price.

Shared on Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads where anyone can share a food related post.



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15 comments:

  1. Looks so good with those fresh berries :-)

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  2. The post went without finishing it!....You have a nice blog!.....Abrazotes, Marcela check some videos in youtube for Gulab jamun to see the consistency of the dough.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by!....The gulab jamun has some flour and it seems you are gluten free....be careful....the rasmalai is very delicate when you take it out of the oven....let it cool first....I have a recipe from scratch in my blog, but it takes longer....have a great weekend....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  4. I haven't had oatmeal in several months. Now that chilly weather is here again, I need to put it back on my breakfast menu! This looks terrific -- and I like the addition of peanut butter powder (didn't actually know that was a thing!). Good stuff -- thanks.

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  5. Thanks for the recipe, although I'm already a huge fan of oatmeal, and for a long time. I was unaware of the Scottish history, though, and the Roman bias against it. Very interesting!

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  6. Love oatmeal -- just had some before reading this post. :). I'd never heard of peanut butter powder. Since I am food sensitive to peanuts, do you know if there are other nut powders available?

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  7. Wow. I eat oatmeal several times a week and stir in fruit -- dried or fresh, whatever I have on hand. I never thought of nut butter. I can't eat peanuts, but I bet it'd be good with a tablespoon of almond butter.

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  8. Lovely, infinitely adaptable oatmeal. Otherwise known as Scottish gruel. We had it almost daily in my childhood.

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  9. My favorite add-in for oatmeal is fresh crunchy fruit like apple or pear. I don't see why it would need peanuts for an adult to eat it, though I can see it for tempting children to eat. That said, I'm definitely a peanut butter lover. (Also love them in Snickers bars, butterfingers, and Reese's.)

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  10. I eat oatmeal every morning, and I need to add more fruits to it. You have inspired me.

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  11. Jackie is very smart and knowledgeable!
    I am a weight-watcher now, my BMI almost hit the overweight and thank you for sharing the healthy recipe :)

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  12. I never heard of peanut butter powder. Your recipe sounds delicious and healthy.

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  13. I never thought about peanut butter but that's a favorite thing for me to snack on. Love oatmeal for the cool mornings and it's great for my cholesterol!

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  14. Sounds similar to my bowl of oatmeal - organic oats, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a spoon full of protein powder, a few fruit-juiced sweetened cranberries, and little stevia. I agree that it's tasty and filling!

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  15. I hadn't thought about adding peanut butter to oatmeal, Judee, and i really like the idea of peanut butter powder. I need to look out for it! Thank you so much for sharing this yummy, healthy recipe with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is going well!

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