114. PBBCC Quinoa/Oatmeal


I had Friday morning “off” so I took the opportunity to make something nice for breakfast.  Now, my “nice” may not be your “nice.”  It’s like how I wrote to A (PT6) after we both left The Place so I scribbled a note saying congratulations on the new gig, thanks for teaching me how to walk, and BTW, your “seconds” (e.g. do X and hold that position for 30 sec) are longer than normal people seconds.  I just thought he should be aware.  The discrepancy only occurred when he was not looking at his watch or the clock.  Okay, fine – maybe the discrepancy was only in my head.  But still.

Anyhoo, I think this baked quinoa/oatmeal is delicious.  But then again, I’m me.  I also think the chocolate chia pudding waiting for me downstairs is delicious.  I’ll subject you to that another time.  But now, it’s time for PBCC Quoatmeal.

Note:  This recipe was based on Chocolate Covered Katie’s Boatmeal.  Also, I often do not measure since I’d rather eyeball it than walk around more and get the appropriate instruments, so I apologize for my vague “spoonfuls” etc. in advance.  FYI, “PBBCC” = peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip.

Baked PBBCC Quinoa Oatmeal 

serves 1

Preheat Oven to 375; Grease ramekin(s) – I used 2 silicon muffin things, a mini loaf pan, anything small and oven safe

  • 1/4 c rolled oats (uncooked)
  • 1/4 c quinoa (cooked – Mommy makes a bunch in the rice cooker and keeps it in the fridge for me)
  • handfull of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/4 c coconut milk (I had this on hand, and I wanted to include the fat content therein, but you could use whatever you like)
  • splash of vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 spoonful of PB2, or you could try regular peanut butter
  • 1 spoonful of stevia
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Blend everything except the quinoa, oatmeal and chocolate chips.  I used the immersion blender, but you could try just mashing up the banana and stirring everything vigorously.  Add in the quinoa, oatmeal and chocolate chips and stir until combined.  Pour into your baking dish and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.  Then broil for an additional 3-5 minutes until it’s as brown as you like.

Enjoy your breakfast!

4 thoughts on “114. PBBCC Quinoa/Oatmeal

  1. I love that I can find food for thought, life inspiration, AND culinary ideas all on the same blog here! 🙂
    This (and your choco chia pudding) sound delish to me.

  2. Thank you for talking about food with such relish. It’s something I really love about your blog. I’m not a huge baked oatmeal fan but that chocolate chai pudding sounds great!

  3. Dear Ning, This sounds sounds so delicious! I am hooked on quinoa but never imagined it with oatmeal in a muffin! Nancy just bought her first bag too! I will pass this along to her. She truly is the Muffin Lady. Your blog is always so encouraging! Aiai and I are going by to see our dear sister Betty. Morgan and I recently in several visits have read to Betty your lovely book Ed Goes To Washington. She smiles so clearly when I speak of you. I reminded her each time that you are praying for our sweet Miss Betty. We have had precious time together and no words needed to even be spoken! While she was in rehab she most enjoyed the pictures and then later came the reading. Thank you for the laughter in your writing! With Love, Alice

    Sent from my iPad

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