All Oats Are Not Equal

Although I haven’t posted in a while, the problem is not that I’ve lacked Pinterest inspiration. In fact, I’ve made a bunch of delicious dishes, most eaten so quickly that I didn’t get a picture. Actually, I’ve completely forgotten to capture the process and result photographically. I admit, I get so excited by serving up the result that I fail to stop for even the minute that it takes to snap the proof. And then it is gone – a forkful here, a spoonful there. The photograph ruined. 

However, there a good number of pins that I will make again, including French Toast Breakfast Muffins, Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart, Brazilian Limeade and Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta. Maybe I’ll get a picture next time. I will not be making the Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust again. I questioned putting cheese on fish and should have trusted my instincts. 

This morning, I awoke to a very hungry 11-year-old asking what I was making for breakfast and when would it be done. Given that it was 7am on a Sunday and that I had not had a first cup of coffee (and we were out of San Antonio blend), I shocked myself when I agreed to make something “special”. Evidently, the grits greedily consumed on Saturday were too ordinary for Sunday. I still haven’t purchased a waffle iron (which he has been begging for), so a baked treat would have to do. 

I’m not a big fan of chocolate for breakfast, but I had recently pinned Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones that somehow spoke to me in my blurry-eyed review of my breakfast board. I’ve never made scones before but that didn’t stop me from hauling out the ingredients from the cupboard. 

The pre-baked result looked pretty tempting, and the final result smelled delicious! Thumbs up from the boy, but, really, what kid isn’t going to like chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast. The oats made me feel a little better about my “special” breakfast offering. 

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Recipe notes: I had to cook it about 5 minutes longer than suggested – maybe mine was a bit thicker than the example. Other than that, a very simple recipe. Also, I don’t keep buttermilk on hand, so I just used the 1-2T white vinegar in milk trick. Let it sit while you are putting the rest of the ingredients together and no one will know the difference. 

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