Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods on the planet. I could eat it every single day- and most days I do. One of my favorite ways to enjoy peanut butter is smeared on apples or bananas. I decided to take my love for peanut butter and bananas to a new level by incorporating both ingredients into this oatmeal. While peanut butter is amazing as is, it becomes infinitely more delicious when it’s warm. This Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal is sweet, creamy, and satisfying. This is my go-to breakfast when I’m craving something sweet. There are many potential health benefits of eating oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal contains lots of fiber (both soluble and insoluble) which helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood glucose levels, and promotes healthy digestion and intestinal health. Oats are also a good source of protein- and this recipe also contains peanut butter and walnuts, which add even more protein. This recipe has a whopping 22 grams of protein per serving. Oats are also made from whole grains (and are naturally gluten free- just check the label to make sure your brand isn’t produced in a factory as potentially contaminating grains). Whole grains and protein both help you feel fuller longer and help to power you through your day. Nine times out of ten, if I’m eating oatmeal for breakfast, this is the version I’m eating. Let me know how you like it!NOTE: You can easily halve this recipe if you’re cooking for 1!

Looking for more oatmeal recipes? Try these:
Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
Toasted Oatmeal with Mashed Raspberries and Coconut Whipped Cream
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

1 cup gluten free oats
1 cup almond milk (I use Silk Unsweetened Original)
1 cup water
pinch of salt
1 banana, sliced
3 heaping tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Boil almond milk, water, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the oats and cook, stirring frequently until thick and creamy, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer the oats into two serving bowls. Top each bowl with ½ of the sliced banana, 1½ heaping tablespoons peanut butter, 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, and 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 500 Fat: 16g Carbs: 62g Protein: 22g Sodium: 157mg Sugar: 22g

*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.

Written by Christina

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