Elvis Oatmeal

When my roommate told me that NYC was still without power below 26th Street, a few places ran through my head. What did Union Square look like? Was Trader Joe’s all right? Did Beyond Sushi weather the storm?

Elvis Oatmeal - Oatmeal Artist

And what about PEANUT BUTTER AND CO.??!!

If you haven’t heard of Peanut Butter and Co., it’s a tiny little shop on Sullivan St. (off Bleecker St.) that specializes in peanut butter sandwiches. I’m serious: check out their menu. It’s one of my absolutely favorite places in the city. Not only do I love gourmet peanut butter sandwiches, but the staff there is positively delightful, and the decor is retro and fun.

Elvis Oatmeal

The PB&Co. Sandwich Shop has a menu item called “The Elvis.” If you’re not familiar with Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich, it includes peanut butter and bananas (and usually bacon and/or honey). For my oatmeal version, I went with my favorite three: peanut butter, bananas, and honey. Feel free to add bacon (vegetarian or not!), but I don’t swing that way. 😉

Elvis Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

What are your thoughts on honey? As I consider myself more “plant-based inclined” than “vegan,” honey is not something that bothers me. I do, however, adamantly insist on only purchasing my honey from local sources (ex. farmers markets, local shops, etc.). My current bottle came from Milford, NJ (although I bought it from a stand at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia).

Elvis’s 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 banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (or more)*
  • honey, agave, or maple syrup

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.)
  2. Mash up HALF the banana and add to the oatmeal. Stir.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Stir.
  4. Slice the remaining half of the banana into the oatmeal and swirl in the peanut butter (you can either stir it in completely or allow it to be in "clumps" like I do).
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice and drizzle generously with honey. You could also top with nuts (peanuts or toasted almonds are excellent on this) or bacon (Sweet Earth Foods Benevolent Bacon is by far the best veggie bacon out there).

Just an FYI:

*You can also use PB2

 Elvis Oatmeal - 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.

12 Responses to Elvis Oatmeal

  1. m says:

    This looks great! I LOVE pb&b sandwiches and now I can have them for breakfast too! (:

  2. Sharon says:

    Literally just finished making (and eating) this. SO GOOD.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I know what I’m making tomorrow morning.. looks so good!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness. Just ate this and it was heaven. Love the little bit of cinnamon; it really adds something special. Definitely my new favorite recipe! Thanks!

  5. megansarah says:

    Just found my new favorite oatmeal!! So delicious! Thank you!

  6. Quinn G. says:

    mm I made this oat recipe for breakfast this morning and it was so simple and tasty! This is definitely on my favorites list.

  7. Louise says:

    Love this, one of my all time favorite breakfasts (or desserts)
    Try adding one tbs sesame seeds, gives it a more nutty flavor, yum ;))

  8. Christine says:

    I’ve tried many recipes from your blog, but this is one of my favorites!

  9. Annette says:


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