Easy Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal!


I found this recipe on minimalistbaker.com, and it's a keeper.

 It couldn't be easier, and it's so nice to wake up to a delicious, ready to eat breakfast.


So, because I'm a manly man,  I doubled the recipe below, while trying to keep it near my 700 calorie breakfast goal.


Also, because I'm a manly man, I didn't have the chia seeds the original recipe calls for, and I did not care.

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

(other milks work too, but I like almond, and it has waaay less calories than regular milk.)

1/2 cup of oats

(regular ol' oats, not the quick kind)

2 Tbsp Peanut Butter

( In my doubled version, I used 3T, not 4. Calories!!)

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

( In my doubled version, I didn't double the syrup. I went with 1T of syrup and one big teaspoon of Splenda, to keep the calories down. Next time, I 'll use all Splenda, no syrup) 

1 Cup Fruit

( I used frozen mixed berries from Target. They were good, but fresh strawberries will be here soon..even better!

Also..bananas would be great! Who doesn't like PB and bananas??)


The original recipe calls for mixing all the ingredients is a mason jar for easy portability... makes sense to me.

 I did try to mix my peanut butter with a little of the almond milk , so it wouldn't be one big glop in the middle of my jar.

Plan for equal peanut butter distribution : successful.

Place jar in refrigerator overnight, or at least 6 hours.

In the morning top with fruit..and you're ready for breakfast!

My doubled version   calories: 727   protein:14  carbs:67


Goober's Pancakes 57


Since the Andy Griffith Show and pancakes are both awesome, these pancakes can't miss.

 I found them in Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook and they were my families's pancakes of choice for a lot of years. 

Goober ate 57 of 'em...they have to be pretty good.



2/3 c. sifted all-purpose flour 
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. milk
1 Tbsp. oil

Using a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. In a smaller bowl, mix egg, milk and oil.

 Combine into dry ingredients, stirring just until mixed...do not over stir!

 Cook on preheated, oiled griddle. 


Makes 4 (4 inch) pancakes


My kids were not syrup fans, so I replaced the sugar called for with about 1/4 c brown sugar.