It’s Peanut Butter Bash time again, this time we are mixing our favourite nut Butter with Carrot. I have to be honest time constraints dictated my recipe this month, read on for a deeper explanation! But lets get on with the Carrot Cake Peanut Butter 5 Minute Oatmeal.
Have you ever had one of those months where there is not enough hours in the day to get everything done? And no matter what you do your list of things to do just seems to get longer and longer and never shorter? Welcome to my last month! Between studying, full time work, and having some sort of a life with Michael, my family coming to visit and stay, my blogging has been squeezed into any spare minute I can find.
I had big plans for the combination of carrot and peanut butter. First off I wanted to make a lovely layer cake, then it became muffins as time was starting to run out. Then I planned on doing something in the slow cooker so I could get on with other things while it cooked away. Again time started to run out, so I again changed plans and wanted to make a baked oatmeal. The day came to make it and other plans got in the way. The following day I had about 90 minutes so I planed on doing a stove top version instead. I ended up with 26 minutes to make and photograph my dish. So the microwave it was to make my carrot cake peanut butter 5 minute oatmeal!
But you know what? It’s a cracking quick to put together dish that is a brilliant tasty breakfast. I made it the following morning for my breakfast just to make sure and yep its still really really good. Now obviously its not really carrot cake in this oatmeal. But it has all the flavours I associate with carrot cake, carrot; obviously! Raisins, chopped nuts, a touch of light brown sugar, cinnamon and a little ground ginger. Then I added a big fat dollop of peanut butter on top of the hot oatmeal and it all melts into it and gives it a lovely subtle peanut butter flavour. Filling, pretty healthy and a great way to sneak some veggies in your first meal of the day.
This recipe is designed for one person all made in the one bowl and eaten straight from it, creating virtually no mess! But if you want to make it for more people I would suggest doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the recipe and doing it in a pan on the stove top.
- 20 grams oats - use gluten free if you need to (1/4 cup)
- 14 grams raisins (1/8 cup)
- 15 grams chopped mixed nuts (1/8 cup)
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 medium sized carrot - grated
- 180 millilitres milk - cows / almond / coconut / soya all work here (3/4 cup)
- ½ tablespoon peanut butter
- In a dessert bowl, add in the oats, raisins, chopped nuts, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon and ginger and give everything a good mix.
- Grate the carrot and add it into the bowl.
- Pour in the milk and stir everything together.
- Pop the bowl into the microwave on high for 2 minutes (I used an 800W microwave)
- Then take it out and give it a good stir then pop it back in the microwave for a further 2 minutes.
- Take your oatmeal out of the microwave and dollop your peanut butter on top and let it stand for a further 30 seconds.
- Eat immediately.
Make this dish vegan by using a plant based milk. Almond, coconut & soya will all work in this dish.
Do you want to join in on the peanut butter bash fun? If so, email Miranda and request to join the Peanut Butter Bash facebook group! The first Thursday of each month we post a dish with peanut butter and a mystery ingredient. There is also a Facebook group if you want to join in the fun but don’t run your own blog, The Peanut Butter Recipe Box. Here are the other peanut butter and carrot dishes.