Saturday, October 27, 2012

Babyface's Favorite Breakfast

Babyface is a hungry, hungry hippo in the morning.  Breakfast is always his biggest meal of the day.  Peanut butter pumpkin oatmeal is a great, warm breakfast that sneaks in a serving of veggies and sticks to his ribs.  The recipe below makes a big enough batch that he can eat it for several breakfasts.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal
1 cup of old fashioned oats
1/3-1/2 can of canned pumpkin (plain, not pie pumpkin)
2 c milk
2-3 big spoonfulls of peanut butter

Put milk, pumpkin, and peanut butter in pot and heat on high. When the mixture starts to boil, toss in the oats and immediately turn the heat down to medium/low.  Watch it closely because once the milk gets hot, it boils fast, and if you're not quick with the oats, it will boil over.  Give it a good stir to make sure everything is mixed up.  Set the timer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.  After the five minutes are up, remove from heat. 

When I'm making it in advance, I put into a glass bowl and after it's cooled down some, I put the lid on it and put in the fridge.  When I make it for Babyface in the morning, I spread it across a plate so it can cool enough that he can eat it.  Sometimes I stick the plate in the freezer for a minute or two and that does the trick.  The plate pictured above is almost one serving of Babyface's breakfast.  

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