Have Peanut Butter Oatmeal for a Fresh Start to Your Day

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

I don’t make resolutions. After the excess of the holidays I’m ready for wholesome simple food. It’s also January. Despite a lifetime in northern climates I’ve never liked being cold. Although I’ve learned to dress for the weather, comfort food that gives me energy helps get me out the door. My favorite is Peanut Butter Oatmeal.

Uncooked Oats for Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Uncooked Oats for Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Why I Eat Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a warm, soothing start to the day. I find adding nut butters to be more satisfying than simply putting nuts on my oatmeal. Starting the day this way keeps me full throughout the morning, even as a pre-workout strategy.

Cooked Oats for Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Cooked Oats for Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Oatmeal My Twist on Lunch

Throughout my childhood I was rarely ready to eat at breakfast time. Since lunch was my favorite meal, my preferred oatmeal is a twist on my beloved PB&J sandwich. Kids will love the idea of having lunch for breakfast. A favorite variation, inspired by Elvis, substitutes banana for berries.

Oatmeal Nutrition

For more information about the health and weight loss benefits associated with soluble fibre and and oatmeal read this article from the Mayo Clinic.

Raspberries with Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Raspberries with Peanut Butter Oatmeal

PB&B Oatmeal 

1 serving

1 cup water

½ cup rolled oats

Pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

3/4 cup blueberries or rasberries

¼ cup light vanilla almond milk

1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)


Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. While boiling add a pinch of salt and ½ cup of rolled oats. Do not cook the oats in milk or add them to the water before it boils. Either method will cause the cereal to become mushy and loose the toothsome texture of the individual oats. Immediately reduce heat to a simmer and add the vanilla. Stir until the water is absorbed, approximately five minutes. Remove from the heat and serve with the peanut butter, berries, maple syrup and light vanilla almond milk.


Banana with Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Banana for Elvis Oatmeal

Elvis Oatmeal Recipe

Follow the PB&B Oatmeal recipe. Substitute 1/2 banana for the berries.

Healthy Recipes

If you want some other simple breakfast ideas try my recipes for a smoothie bowl, breakfast rice pudding,and healthy muffins.







5 Comments Add yours

  1. Tess Kihm says:

    Tried this this morning and absolutely loved it! It kept me full from 6:30 to 12. I will definitely be making this again.

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