As a home cook, there are times when I find myself challenged in the kitchen. Fancy techniques and tricky recipes occasionally lure me in when I have the time and am feeling adventurous. But this recent challenge isn’t about being adventurous in that way. It’s about creating a recipe to satisfy two middle-school-aged kids and their ever-hungry tummies. Between school and sports and adolescence, my kids are forever rummaging through our pantry and refrigerator (creating chaos in those areas, I might add). So when the lovely folks at Peanut Butter & Co. and Bob’s Red Mill reached out to me and asked me to develop a recipe for their Nuts About Oats Recipe Contest and Sweepstakes, I knew it was a situation where necessity met opportunity. And I needed to create a breakfast recipe that would be nutritious, substantial and occasionally portable because let’s face it, sometimes we need to eat in the car. But most important of all, it had to be something my kids would want to eat.
Friends, I’m not really into shameless self-promotion, but I have to say I think I nailed it on this one. The Peanut Butter and Oat-Crusted Breakfast Pizza covers all the prerequisites and it’s really good without being a sugar-laden breakfast food. Everyone who was tasting for me on this recipe development journey loved the combination of chewy peanut-butter oat crust and creamy peanut butter spiked Greek yogurt. There’s a hint of sweetness and cinnamon running throughout and the surprise of chopped peanuts and golden raisins in the crust.
Please don’t let the forks in the picture fool you. They are merely props. This is a pizza in every sense and is best eaten out of hand.
To get the recipe you will have to visit NutsAboutOats.com. While you’re there, I would LOVE it if you’d vote for my recipe (by voting you’ll have the chance to win something too as there are 5 $100 prize packages up for grabs). It would mean so much to me if you did because the competition is really tough. I’m up against some very talented food bloggers and they all brought their A-game to this contest with some incredible breakfast and brunch recipes. Wow!