Banana PB&J Oatmeal

Well, this is awkward. Did you know this is the recipe I make more than any others? The other day, I was gearing up to make it (like always), and then I remembered that I didn’t have any attractive pictures of it. I decided that I would change that. I snapped the pictures, edited them, and searched for the blog post to change them.

Banana PB&J Oatmeal - The Oatmeal Artist

The thing is, that post didn’t really exist. For its entire life, Banana PB&J Oatmeal has lived simply on a list of variations of Peanut Butter Oatmeal. How could I have subjected it to such a life?!

Banana PB&J Oatmeal by Oatmeal Artist

Instead of adding the pictures to that post, I decided to call it up on stage and give it the spotlight it deserves. This way, I will be able to link to the recipe every time I talk about it. Yippee!

Banana PB&J Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 ripe or overripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter*
  • 1 tbsp jam*

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now. I recommend flax.)
  2. Mash up banana and add to the oatmeal. Stir.
  3. Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add vanilla extract, a tiny pinch of salt, and cinnamon. Stir.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Swirl or stir in jam (I like to leave in globs or strips of jam instead of stirring it in completely). Top with peanut butter.
  5. Add another splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

Just an FYI:

*I often use PB2. *I prefer grape, but any flavor will work.

Banana PB&J Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

8 Responses to Banana PB&J Oatmeal

  1. I’m not a huge pb&j fan, but this looks seriously delish. I might just break my daily chocolate oatmeal habit for it. Yum!

  2. Christine says:

    I made this with PB2, and it turned out great!

  3. Kelsey says:

    I made this today, but swapped fresh concord grapes for the grape jelly. The grapes made a great addition and I really liked them with the banana! I still think I prefer the apple PB&J though, the apple gives a nicer texture to the oats.

  4. Lyndsey B says:

    I agree that Banana PB & J Oatmeal definitely needed it’s own place on your blog, it’s just so special. I love adding slices of banana to my PB & J sandwiches, so this recipe is reminiscent of that tasty lunch! My favorite adaptation to this recipe is almond butter, since the nutty taste of the almonds compliments the banana perfectly.

  5. Eveline S says:

    Just thought I’d drop a comment to say that this was absolutely delicious! I made it pretty much exactly according to your recipe but only had half a (super overripe) left banana so I subbed some pumpkin puree for the other half. Will definitely be making it again (when I’m not making your PB fudge oats..)

  6. Christine says:

    I love this recipe because it’s reliably delicious. Sometimes, I don’t feel like trying a new recipe, because I want oatmeal that I know will taste great. Right now, I’m making this with cherry preserves and white chocolate cherry peanut butter.

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