Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

One of my favourite after-school snacks as a kid was banana smothered in peanut butter. To this day that flavour combo is one of my favourites: in sandwiches, smoothies, and now, oatmeal.

I got this recipe from Pastry Affair and I’m very pleased! There’s some very yummy-looking photos to go along with her recipe so give them a look if you have the chance. I accidentally over-cooked mine by about 2-3 minutes and it made it a little bit “rubbery”; it was still yummy but not quite what I was looking for. If you follow the directions below you should have the perfect consistency.

This oatmeal is really good on its own, but if you’re looking for a little extra substance you could make it a side dish of a larger breakfast. I ate mine with some honey toast and I was really full afterwards (then again, I don’t eat huge breakfasts). If you don’t finish all of the oatmeal at once you can store it in a container in the fridge for a few days, but I wouldn’t recommend leaving it for too long because the banana might begin to go bad.Peanut Butter and Banana OatmealPeanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 1 1/4 cups milk (percentage does not matter)
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup large flake oats (aka old-fashioned oats, or “rolled” oats)
  • 2 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. milk chocolate chips (optional)

Method

In a large saucepan, whisk together milk, mashed banana, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Add oats, then turn down heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The oats are done when soft and the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the peanut butter.

Divide evenly between two bowls, and serve hot with brown sugar and extra slices of banana on top! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can sprinkle chocolate chips on as well.Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Yum! I’ve always loved peanut butter and bananas together -what a great way to start the day.

    1. Such a great combo–I love banana & nutella as well but that might be a little much for morning oatmeal!

  2. Ani says:

    This is my favorite post-run meal! But to keep it simple I just cook rolled oats in the microwave with water and a slice banana, then stir in the peanut butter and usually some cinnamon!

    1. The cinnamon sounds like a nice addition! Plus I like the microwave idea, I just don’t own one πŸ˜›

      1. Ani says:

        I live in my sorority house, so that’s all we have haha otherwise I’ve heard stovetop makes great oats!!

  3. dragosbalan1 says:

    I’ve never really taken a liking to oatmeal, just looks too mushy for my taste. But this recipe makes me actually want to try it! πŸ˜€

  4. huntfortheverybest says:

    great healthy oatmeal!

  5. Oh wow! I’ve gotta give this one a try as well πŸ™‚ I might throw in some coconut flakes and cashews for a nutty crunch! x

    1. That sounds like a great addition, next time I make oatmeal I’ll give that a try πŸ™‚

  6. Preetz says:

    Love this recipe! I make this almost every other day! Thank you so much for this recipe!

    1. Oh good! I’m so happy you like it πŸ™‚

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