Ahh, oatmeal… Customizable, healthy, cheap. One of my favorite breakfast options. I got a little bored with my normal bowl of oatmeal made from my homemade instant oatmeal packets and since the cooler weather makes me crave more baked dishes that are warm and fulfilling, I just had to try out this Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal!
Since I always have peanut butter and some sort of jam in the kitchen, why not throw it back to childhood with a PB&J flavored oatmeal bake? Yep, this recipe is an absolute keeper. It’s one bowl and pretty hands-off as far as baking. Simply dump everything in a mixing bowl and pour it into a baking dish or a cast iron like me, and you’re done! The cute strawberry preserves swirl design on top is a bonus.
This oatmeal bake lasts well in the fridge, so you can make a batch at the beginning of the week to cut down on your breakfast prep time each morning. Anything to cut down on my morning routine is a win for sure. A slice of this and your morning hot coffee or tea? *chefs kiss*
Peanut butter and jelly baked oatmeal is the theme for today, but I’m imagining so many different flavor combinations, too… a cinnamon roll baked oatmeal anyone? Apple pie? Or what about a peach cobbler variation? Drop some suggestions in the comments for me to tackle next!
Feel free to substitute and use your favorite jam flavors (or try my recipe for homemade strawberry or homemade blueberry preserves) and your go-to brand of peanut butter. For those allergic to peanuts, try almond butter or sunflower butter as an easy substitute!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oatmeal
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil melted
- 1 ct. egg
- 2 cups 1-minute oats
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Salt a pinch
- ¾ cup strawberry preserves
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt the peanut butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave. If you're using natural peanut butter, you can skip this step.
- Add peanut butter, almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and the egg to a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly until all ingredients are combined.
- Pour in oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Prepare a baking pan or cast-iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour half of your peanut butter oats mixture into the pan. Drop half of the preserves on top with a spoon and swirl to create a marble effect. Pour the rest of the oats mixture on top and repeat with the remaining preserves.
- Bake for 30 minutes. The oats should be golden brown and a knife in the center should come out clean.
- Slice and enjoy! Leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheated in the microwave.
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $0.59
- Total Cost (6 slices): $3.53
- Those Other Guys: $3.99 per slice