Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

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This Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl is a healthy breakfast in a bowl.  It’s colorful, loaded with fiber and protein, and sweetened naturally with fruit.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl
Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

If you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast that takes five (5) minutes to make, look no further. It’s fiber- and protein-packed, so it’ll keep you full until lunch. For more healthy oatmeal recipes, try my Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl, Banana Nut Protein Oats, and Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

Is oatmeal a healthy breakfast?

This oatmeal bowl is a heart-healthy breakfast and a great way to start the morning. Although the carbs are high in this oatmeal bowl recipe, it’s loaded with whole grains and fruit with over 11 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. This is a great way to get all your fruit into one meal and I love eating a rainbow of colors which has a variety of vitamins and minerals.

How do you sweeten oatmeal naturally?

I don’t add sugar to my oats. Instead, I use ripe mashed banana to naturally sweeten them, which make the oats sweet enough for me. Feel free to drizzle some honey or maple over the oatmeal if you like them sweeter.

Oatmeal Bowl Toppings:

I  love topping my oatmeal breakfast bowl with fresh fruit, almonds, chia seeds, and peanut butter that I warm in the microwave. The toppings are versatile, though. Below are more topping ideas, but let me know in the comments below if you come with others!

Fruit: Banana, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, figs
Dried Fruit: Dried cranberries, prunes, dates
Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios
Seeds: Chia seeds, flax seeds
Sauce: Melted peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter, honey, maple syrup

Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

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Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl 

389 Cals 11 Protein 60 Carbs 15 Fats
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 7 mins
Yield: 1 serving
COURSE: Breakfast
CUISINE: American
Peanut Butter Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl is a healthy breakfast, loaded with fiber and protein, and sweetened naturally with fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/3 cup quick or rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter, melted 30 to 60 seconds in the microwave.

Instructions

  • Mash half of the banana with a fork.
  • Combine 2/3 cup water, oats and the mashed banana in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the oats have thickened and softened, about 1 to 5 minutes, depending on the oats you use.
  • Transfer to a bowl and top with the remaining banana sliced, raspberries, blueberries, almonds and chia seeds then drizzle with the melted peanut butter.

Notes

Double or triple for more servings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 78mg, Fiber: 11.5g, Sugar: 21g
Keywords: healthy breakfast, oatmeal recipe, peanut butter recipes

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22 comments

  1.   I had to try this since I enjoy my morning oatmeal  and I love bananas with peanut butter. Thanks for this recipe that satisfies my banana with peanut butter cravings!! It has now moved to one of my main go to recipes for breakfast for sure!!

  2. This is hands down the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. The banana is a total game changer. Thank you.

  3. So easy, quick yummy and filling, Gina
    I have made the recipe as written and it was good. It also yummy with applesauce instead of banana and strawberries instead of raspberries. Lightly defrosted frozen (microwave) blueberries work and easier on the budget (Costco).

    I always appreciate the flexibility of your recipes.

  4. I read this recipe and made it immediately. Not only was it delish, it was so fun to eat such a gorgeous breakfast. Yummy and kept me satisfied til lunchtime. 

  5. Sounds yummy!  I have a banana allergy. What would you recommend as a sub for the mashed banana?  Would it be ok if left out? 

  6. Somewhat similar — I use 1/2 c old fashioned oats, 1.5 T powdered PB, 1t light brown sugar, 1c water. If I have it I add ground flax seed. Adding fruit sounds like a delicious idea! 

  7. Could you do this as an overnight cold soak?

  8. My current favourite oatmeal topping is ‘carrot cake’ – add cinnamon to the oatmeal and top with some pineapple, grated carrot and a few chopped nuts!

  9. I like to add pomegranate seeds when they are ripe. With the banana it gives a sweet tart flavor.

  10. You do need to use peanut butter that has 0g sugar (organic) to be sure you are not adding sugar. Regular peanut butter contains sugar. Good idea adding the chia seeds.

  11. How would you adapt this recipe to use frozen berries? Thaw berries? Or maybe microwave them? (I don’t have a lot of experience using frozen fruit other than smoothies. And fresh go bad before I can eat them.)

  12. Wow tried this today and it’s amazing! So
    Simple but feels like I totally upgraded my usual bowl of oatmeal or overnight oats.  Thanks for this recipe!!

  13. I checked WW points and it was 10 points!! Does that sound right?

    • Yes. That’s what I calculated 

    • If you use one teaspoon of peanut butter it will lower the points. I also use a little less then a half a cup of oats to lower the points. It is still filling with the toppings.

    • Did you do nutritional value or ingredients?  If I click on the WW personal points button it should calculate in your plan points on the app. Nutritional values doesn’t account for zero point items 

  14. Thanks, this sounds delish! Will definitely try the microwaved peanut butter tip. I use regular rolled oats and always microwave my oatmeal: put the oats and whatever “seasonings” you want in a serving bowl (I use a pinch of salt, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 T of flax seeds, and 1 Sweet n Low), stir them together a bit, add the water, micro on HI for 1 min 10 seconds or so – depends on the strength of the microwave. Remove, stir, top with fresh berries, nuts and milk.

    No fuss, no muss, no pot to clean up.