PB&J Hot Cereal

Today I’m going to share with you two new discoveries that will have you changing your mind about breakfast forever… well, it will at least having you hopping in your car to get to your nearest grocery store to try it out.  This will not disappoint.

If you haven’t noticed… I don’t typically post about breakfast.  It’s not because I don’t eat it though… In fact I actually LOVE breakfast, brunch, eggs, pancakes, everything breakfast related.  It’s really just because I’ve been eating the same breakfast for the past year and a half.  If you missed it, here you go.  It’s something I put together at night for the next morning with some fat free greek yogurt, some kind of fruit, and some type of jam.  It might be boring to eat every day for over a year but It’s healthy, filling, and so yummy.

After discovering Peanut Butter Co’s Mighty Maple Peanut Butter, and also Trader Joe’s new Organic Multigrain Hot Cereal, I have not eaten my boring Greek Yogurt all week!  This new breakfast kicks butt.  And admit it, who doesn’t love PB&J!?

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PB&J Hot Cereal

Serves: 1 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Organic Multigrain Hot Cereal

1 cup Water

1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter Co’s Mighty Maple Peanut Butter (or regular)

1 Tablespoon Jam

1 Tablespoon Dried Cranberries or Raisins

1 Tablespoon Roasted Peanuts

2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Directions:

1.  Cook Hot Cereal according to package directions:  combine water and hot cereal in a saucepan and heat while stirring occasionally.  Put the lid on the saucepan but remember to stir every 30 seconds or so, it WILL overflow on you if you aren’t careful.  Stir until the water has been absorbed.

2.  Place the hot cereal in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.  Stir and enjoy.

PBnJ Hot Cereal

 

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While the hot cereal is the main ingredient of this hearty breakfast, the peanut butter just steals the show.  The maple flavor isn’t overpowering but gives the cereal just that extra hint of sweetness that is so tasty.  The PB gets super creamy when it’s heated by the hot cereal, it’s hard not to add more!

Play around with this, you can use different nuts, jams, and fruit too.  Don’t mind me while I do a little dance to the Peanut Butter Jelly song… have a great day!

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Sriracha-Tomato Jam

OMG!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!!  I LOVE this recipe!!!!  

I found this recipe not too long ago from one of my favorite bloggers, Gabi who writes a really great blog called Broke-Ass Gourmet.  I’ve had it saved for a while now and have been dying to make it.  I’m sooooo glad I did… it turned out awesome.  I have a feeling I’ll be making it again very soon once my certain someone comes home from Vancouver!

MMM!

Sriracha-Tomato Jam

A Recipe by:  BrokeAss Gourmet

Ingredients:

2lbs Ripe Jersey Tomatoes

½ Medium Onion, finely chopped

2/3 Cup Honey

1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

3 teaspoons or more Sriracha

½ teaspoon Salt

Fresh Black Pepper

Directions:

1.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Carefully drop the tomatoes into the boiling water for about 15-30 seconds.  Remove with a slotted spoon.  Put into a different bowl in the sink and rinse with cool water so it’s easier to handle.  Slip the skin of the tomato off (Gabi reassured us it would come right off and they definitely do!).  Core, seed, and chop.

2.  Dump the hot water out of the large pot and add the chopped tomatoes, onion, honey, balsamic vinegar, Sriracha, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and let simmer for an hour or until there isn’t much liquid left.  Stir a few times to check on it.

Hot Hot Hot!!!  When I tried this on a cracker once it was done and a little bit cool, it was so F****** spicy!  I immediately regretted “ruining” another recipe trying to be tough and make things extra-spicy.  I used 4.5 teaspoons of Sriracha instead of 3… oye vey!

I was so happy the next day to taste it again and see that the heat definitely backed off since I had first made it.  It is spicy, for sure… but not only is it “edible” now… but it is FANTASTIC.

I have only eaten this spread on crackers so far, but I plan on making us some kind of fancy grilled cheese when Dave gets home.  I loved this and it was SO easy.

Thank you Gabi!!!

Peeling the tomatoes was a little bit creepy to me but I DID IT!

Everything goes into the pot at the same time. Couldn’t get much easier than that!

Here’s what it looked like when it was done.

Do you like the old-school Jelly Jar I used? I need to double the recipe and pick up some Mason Jars…. hmmmm