Maple-Nut Sauce

I was so thrilled to see the feedback for my Berry-Ginger Sauce! You guys unanimously supported the idea of more topping recipes, which is really exciting for me! It’s often hard to have everything on hand to create a new oatmeal recipe, but new topping recipes are comparatively easy to produce.

This one, for example, is only two ingredients, and it goes beautifully with the French Toast Baked Oatmeal from earlier this week. It would also be delish on Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal or Banana / Banana Baked Oatmeal.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Maple-Nut Sauce

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 4 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Add both ingredients to the smallest saucepan you have and heat over low-medium heat.
  2. Stir until both ingredients are combined. If a spatula isn’t working for you, try a whisk.
  3. When the sauce begins to bubble, stir continuously as it simmers for another minute or two. Then, remove from heat.
  4. Add to oatmeal (or pancakes!) immediately. It will thicken up quickly (of course, if you want to use this as a “frosting,” you could intentionally let it sit for a while!).
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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.

10 Responses to Maple-Nut Sauce

  1. eliza says:

    Yum! I just had this on the Apple Nut Butter Baked Oatmeal and it was close to the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. This will definitely become a regular addition to my mornings!


  2. Linus says:

    Would this work with honey too?

  3. Christine says:

    This looks great! Do you have any recommendations for how to make these sauces/toppings in the microwave? Or do you think some of your sauces might lend themselves to being made in the microwave better than others?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      Yes, you can make them in the microwave. You may need to add a few drops to keep it from turning into a hard “candy.” Think of it like microwaving chocolate chips. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. Whenever it looks too thick, add another few drops of water. Repeat until you’re pleased with the heat/consistency.

  4. Christine says:

    I made this again this morning, and cooked it longer than I did last time. The oatmeal was still a little mushy for a baked oatmeal. That did matter in terms of taste – because the maple nut sauce – is absolutely delicious, but I expect baked oatmeal to have the texture of a cake or muffin. Was your oatmeal a little mushy too? If not, do you know what I could be doing wrong? I’m hesitant to cook the oatmeal for longer because the edges seemed almost overdone.

    • Christine says:

      Oh! I noticed that I posted this comment on the wrong page. I meant to comment on the French Toast Green Monster Baked Oatmeal.

  5. Christine says:

    I made the Maple Nut Sauce by stirring together 2 T maple syrup with 1 T PB2. Then, I added a few drops of water, and heated in the microwave for 15 seconds. It turned out great, and made an excellent topping for pancakes!

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