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 store...it'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!