I’m a creature of habit.
Especially in the morning.
And especially when it comes to breakfast.
This is the breakfast I eat almost five days a week. Ezekial bread (of the sesame variety) toasted and shmeared with Valencia all-natural chunky peanut butter with flax seeds from Trader Joe’s, wrapped up in a piece of tin foil and toted to work.
I do not devote time to cooking breakfast during the week. Clearly.
And I’m durn happy ’bout it, thank yeh very much.
When it comes to dinner and even lunch, I’m all about variety and creativity. I geek out over finding new ingredients and making interesting things with them. But when I’m hungry and have about 30 seconds to make breakfast before I hurry out the door in the morning, I have zero desire to dirty anything more than a knife for peanut butter spreading.
So peanut butter toast and sometimes some fruit gets me by 5/7 of the time.
Weekends are a little bit different.
Fancy schmancy egg scramble with a side of garlic naan? Made it.
Breakfast potatoes with scrambled eggs? I haven’t said no to that yet.
On weekends, I have no interest in peanut butter toast.
It’s party time.
This morning, I wanted to make a special breakfast for myself.
You heard me. Make myself. Not go to a restaurant. This is huge for me.
What did I come up with?
Oh, just chocolate chip peanut butter oats. No biggie.
I realize that almost the entire healthy living blog world is more than well versed in the art of oatmeal making. I never really jumped on that bandwagon. Mostly for the aforementioned “I have no time to make breakfast” thing. And the fact that I have no interest in oatmeal during any of the warm months during the year. Unless it’s in cookie form. Cookies are season-less.
But this was an exciting breakfast for me.
I mean, look at it!
All I did was cook the oats on the stovetop with a few shakes of cinnamon, and then sprinkled a few Trader Joe’s dark chocolate chips and a tablespoon of Valencia peanut butter on top.
Ok, so I can’t escape the peanut butter.
It owns my heart.
But it’s nice to give Zeke a break.
What are you feasting on today?