Peanut Butter Oatmeal and Strawberry Parfait

It’s been a little crazy here since returning from my parents.

For starters, Baby Boo doesn’t want to be put down.

Whenever we go visit family, she is treated like royalty :)…

And despite the fact that it says Princess on her birth certificate, it’s taken literally at grandma’s house.

But I can assure you I really don’t mind. It’s been 4 months since I had gotten a pedi cure, 5 months since I have gotten my hair did, and well, I am not even gonna tell you how long since I have got my eyebrows waxed. So while Baby Boo ate Blueberry muffins and stayed glued to grandma’s hips, Mama got pampered.

Taking some time out for ME was definitely much needed.

I feel happier.

I feel less stresseed.

And well…I look better πŸ™‚

OK, so I’m not walking around saying I’m hotter than a baked sweet potato, but I know somebody who does,…

Window Window on the door,

Please tell me I’m cute, just once more!

(Don’t act like you don’t check yourself out in windows.)

Embrace your beauty Baby Boo, believe it or not, it’s healthy!

And so is this..

Peanut Butter Oatmeal and Strawberry Parfait


1/2 cup somewhat ground oatmeal (I grind my oatmeal so its half fine flour, and half whole oats)

1 cup non dairy milk (or more if you like your oatmeal runnier)

1 tsp. chia seeds or ground flax seeds

1-2 TB Natural Peanut Butter

1 TB Maple Syrup

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 frozen banana

1 cup sliced strawberries


1. In a saucepan add oatmeal, milk, seeds/flax and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Then add in vanilla, syrup and PB and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Adjust milk to desired consistency. Set aside.

2. In a food processor, blend banana to ice cream consistency. Then add in 1/2 cup strawberries, and blend until combined and creamy.

3. Layer into a large parfait glass. Start with PB, then strawberries, then banana/strawberry cream, then more strawberries, and repeat.

4. Dig in and Fall in LOVE.


I love the combo of creamy cold with a warm PB oats.

And, it’s strawberry season, so the berries are big, sweet, and juicy!

And even though the weather was rainy and cold, it was a perfect breakfast. You know how you crave ice cream when it rains…

You don’t do that?

Oh, your weird…haha

Now if you will excuse me, Princess QT-Pie needs to take a beauty nap…

Being a Princess can be so demanding some times.

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  1. I’ve been craving ice cream like mad lately, even though it’s still freezing out! I just want spring and summer already πŸ˜‰ So, needless to say, this parfait looks ahhh-maa-zing. And I’d like for it to magically teleport to me through my screen, actually.
    Love the baby pics; and glad you got some “you” time!

  2. You time – great! I will have some mani-pedi and eyebrow action this weekend. I deserve it after single parenting.

    Love the recipe! I have to admit I have never used my banana-strawberry “ice cream” in oatmeal before. I usually use it on overnight oats or pancakes. I will have to give it a try since I will be picking up a whole flat of fresh strawberries from the farm today πŸ™‚

  3. Wow, what a stellar parfait! I’ve got loads of locally grown strawberries that I’ve been stocking up on like crazy while theyve been on sale, and of course I’m always down for a new way to use them up!

  4. Your child is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. I am constantly open-mouthed whenever I read your blog πŸ™‚
    That strawberry parfait looks like something I want to eat in a sundress on a screened porch. Unfortunately here strawberries are not in season yet and the temperatures are still below 45Β° most of the time. Can’t wait to make it though, so creative!

  5. It reminds me of a strawberry poptart. Oh but I bet it taste so much better and fresh!

  6. That parfait looks so delicious. And those pictures are adorable! I laughed at the caption underneath the picture of her looking out the window. She couldn’t be any cuter.

  7. What a beautiful baby! I’m sure that was well-deserved “me” time. Good for you!

    Beautiful parfait, too. πŸ™‚

  8. Your baby is absolutely beautiful. I mean, I’m sure you already knew that…but just in case you didn’t, and an internet stranger is what you need to convince you…your baby is beautiful. Congratulations! And that parfait doesn’t look like breakfast. It looks like dessert. Again, beautiful!

  9. Wow what a beautiful parfait!! I love how gorgeous all your pictures come out, that looks like a treat not breakfast!!

  10. Melissa says:

    Wow!! This was sooooo good!!! I loved it! I’ll be eating this over and over again!


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