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Oatmeal in bowl, topped with bananas and non-dairy milk.
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Peanut butter banana oatmeal

Here's a satiating & cozy way to start the day! Peanut butter banana oatmeal has a wonderful balance of sweet and salty. Plus, it's satiating enough that it will stick with you for several hours.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: warm breakfast
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small pot, bring water to a boil with a pinch of salt.
  • Stir in rolled oats. Lower heat to a low simmer. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes, until the oatmeal has thickened.
  • During the last few minutes of cooking, stir in banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup.
    If you like a milder amount of peanut flavor, stir in 1 Tablespoon. If you like a more robust peanut flavor, use 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter.
    For prettier oatmeal, set aside a few slices of banana to use as garnish at the end.
  • Once it has reached your desired level of thickness, taste & add more salt or maple syrup, if desired.
    Remove the oatmeal from the stove & put it into two bowls. Add a splash of non-dairy milk onto each one (optional). If you have any reserved banana slices, use them as garnish on each bowl.

Notes

It's easy to personalize this oatmeal to suit your tastes. 
  • Replace peanut butter with the nut butter of your choice
  • Add more maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon, and/or ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract for more of a dessert vibe
  • Add a splash of non-dairy milk to the finished bowl for extra creaminess
  • Finish with a small handful of peanuts on top of each bowl
Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 3 to 5 days. When you're ready to reheat, add a splash of water or non-dairy milk. Stir & reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg