My Classic Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

This wasn’t supposed to be today’s blog post, but I got too busy with work to test the other recipe one last time so it will have to wait until tomorrow! The struggle of working full time and blogging on the side.

Thankfully, I had this recipe ready for tomorrow, so here it is, one day early!

I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast for over 6 years now. In the beginning, it was those sugar laden bags of Quaker oats, but a lot has changed since then, including my obsession for peanut butter and the fact that I quit sugar. Now I make my own oatmeal flavors. I like to change the toppings once in a while, but the base is almost always the same: peanut butter and banana.

It’s a match made in heaven. It really is.

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Want something even more decadent? Add chocolate chips and you’ve got yourself dessert for breakfast!

All you need is 10 minutes in the morning to enjoy this comforting bowl of oats. I use quick oats because I don’t have a lot of patience, but I encourage you to use rolled oats! You simply cook oatmeal, your milk of choice and chia seeds together for a few minutes and then add peanut butter, a mashed banana and whichever toppings you like! I always use a banana since it’s the perfect way to sweeten oatmeal, but I like to add fruits that are in season as well. It’s a great way to use all those summer berries… YUM.

 

I shared pictures of these oats many times on Instagram, so I thought it was about time that I shared the recipe! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. That may be unlikely, since I find myself craving them for dinner quite often… but if oats are what I crave, I won’t complain. 😉

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Classic Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal – Print recipe here!

Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

Yield: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats*
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other milk)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter**
  • 1 large ripe banana (or 2 medium)

Instructions

  1. Add the oats, almond milk, chia seeds and peanut butter in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium/high heat and then reduce heat to medium for 5 minutes. Stir often.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the mashed banana.
  3. Transfer into bowls and add your desired toppings.

Suggested toppings

  • Berries and other fresh fruits
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Carob or dark chocolate chips
  • Dried fruits
  • Nuts and seeds (I like sliced almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds)

Notes

*You can also use quick oats. I use them most of the time.

**I use organic salted peanut butter. I find it adds a lot more flavor than natural peanut butter, but any peanut butter works too.

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If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline.

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