Considering my love for peanut butter, it's no surprise that it frequently finds its way into my oatmeal! I was editing my 3 Basic Oatmeal Recipes post this morning, and I was baffled at how to display all the possibilities for peanut butter oatmeal without it being cluttered and confusing. Finally, I realized it deserved its own page. Think of all the variations I've created!
Here is a list of possible variations for my basic peanut butter oatmeal:
Chunky vs. Creamy:
The most obvious variation is to experiment with both chunky and creamy nut butters. I normally buy creamy PB, but chunky PB is exceptional in oatmeal! Give it a shot!
Peanut Butter & Banana:
Add a mashed banana (or half of one) after adding the oats, OR add banana butter when serving.
Stir in jam or jelly while the oatmeal is cooking OR drizzle/whirl it into the top of the oatmeal when serving.
PB&J and Banana:
Stir in jam or jelly while the oatmeal is cooking and serve with banana butter, OR add mashed banana while the oatmeal is cooking and drizzle/whirl jam or jelly into the top of the oatmeal when serving.
Whisk in 2 tbsp of PB2 before your liquid begins to boil for an extra flavor boost.
Drizzle honey generously when serving. You could also add apples!
Not Peanut Butter:
Try using almond, cashew, or any other nut butter in place of the peanut butter.
Chocolate Peanut Butter:
Use a chocolate PB (like this one, or even something like Nutella), OR add 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder in place of the cinnamon.