Monday, September 27, 2010

Overnight Oats with Peanut Flour

Jackson's new thing is to pick up whole pieces of fruit and start taking bites out of them, instead of waiting for me to cut them up into little pieces, the way he has previously eaten fruit. At home, it's cute. The fruit looks so giant in his little hands. At the grocery's not so cute! Let's just say I've had to pay for a few extra pieces of fruit in the past couple weeks!

Speaking of trips to the grocery store, you may recall I was pretty excited about my trip to Trader Joe's last week -- and I was particularly thrilled about this new discovery.

Peanut flour! But what to do with it, I wondered?

Chocolate peanut overnight oats! (Sorry about the bad pic -- the light in my kitchen is not good in the early morning.)

Chocolate Peanut Overnight Oats
1 cup soymilk
1/2 cup oats
2 Tbsp. peanut flour
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. chia seeds (optional)

Combine the dry ingredients in a cereal bowl, then stir in the milk and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, mix well, add stevia to taste, eat.

In my opinion, peanut flour works sooooo much better than peanut butter in a bowl of oatmeal (and I'm someone who has always put peanut butter in my oatmeal). Its dry powdery consistency creates a decadent, velvety texture. Also, 2 Tbsp. of peanut flour provides 8 grams of protein while adding only 2 grams of fat.

I'm excited to see what else I can do with this stuff!


  1. how fascinating, I haven't seen peanut flour over here. I've never put peanut butter in oatmeal, I must try it, I usually drizzle golden syrup or maple sugar over it with a little soya milk (I make the oatmeal up with just water).

    Your little boy looks so cute:-) My brother, when he was tiny, took bites out of things, too, but not fruit, he bit into glass!!! Thermometers, drinking glasses, anything he got hold of that was glass he would take a chunk out of - weird.

  2. Ha! My kiddo loves to eat her fruit whole too. At one point we were at the grocery store and I was loading the conveyor belt . . . and kiddo stole an apple from the belt - from the lady in front of me! Ha! It was funny, but the lady was pretty rude about it.

  3. christine -- glass, oh my goodness! how scary for your mom! i hope jackson sticks to fruit :)

    sarah, that's funny! who knows why people get annoyed by that stuff -- they're obviously too little to know any better!