Quick and easy peanut butter oatmeal is a flavorful and filling breakfast. Under 200 calories and ready to eat in less than five minutes.
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Get a good start on the day by eating a filling, healthy and colorful breakfast. Now, when I say colorful I’m talking about fruit and veggies–not Froot Loops. For a long time sugary cereals were my go-to, quick breakfast. They’re convenient and they taste good, but . It’s hard to say no, but they are not filling I was finding myself STARVING an hour after eating a bowl (or two) of sugar loaded cereal. I decided it was time to change my morning habits and to make the time to prepare a delicious breakfast.
At first it was a little bit of a sacrifice, I had to wake up a little earlier and I was getting a few more dishes dirty, but it has been worth it! I feel so much better after a great breakfast and I feel like I can tackle the day. Here is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I hope you like it!
What’s the Difference Between Rolled Oats and Quick Oats
- Also known as Old Fashioned Oats.
- They are the oat groats steamed and rolled into flakes.
- Stay fresher longer.
- Larger and create more texture.
- Slower to cook, but still can be prepared in 5 minutes.
- Also known as One Minute Oats
- They are the oat groats cut into pieces, steamed longer and rolled into thinner flakes.
- Smaller and less texture.
- Cook fast in as little as 1 1/2 minutes.
How to Prepare Oatmeal
Times and measurements came from Quaker Oats:
Microwave Rolled Oats: In a microwave same bowl, Add 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup Oats. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir before serving.
Stove Top Rolled Oats: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup Oats. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Microwave Quick Oats: In a microwave same bowl, Add 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup Oats. Microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; stir before serving.
Stove Top Quick Oats: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup Oats. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Toppings for Peanut Butter Oatmeal
This recipe for peanut butter oatmeal has strawberries and bananas as a topping. It tastes delicious with these toppings, but there are a lot of ways to enjoy this healthy breakfast. Mix it up and give these other toppings a try:
- Mini chocolate chips
- Apple slices with a touch of cinnamon
- Extra peanut butter
- Almond milk
Health Benefits of Eating Oatmeal
It can be hard to come up with an easy healthy breakfast. Peanut butter oatmeal is under 200 calories and 5g of protein. It’s healthy, it tastes really good and it fills you up. I feel like I’m eating dessert for breakfast.
Studies show eating oatmeal has multiple health benefits. It can promote weight loss, lower the risk of heart disease and lower blood sugar levels.
Oatmeal takes longer for your stomach to digest and that helps you stay fuller longer. After eating oatmeal for breakfast, I’m able to last until lunch with out snacking a bunch. The snacking is usually where most of my empty calories sneak into my diet. Staying full under 200 calories is a win in my book. My kids even enjoy eating this healthy meal and I always cook extra oatmeal when I make mine because they always want to eat it!
Ingredients to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal
This is such an easy recipe with 4 simple ingredients. You’re going to love how quick it is to throw this meal together.
- All Natural Peanut Butter
Steps to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal:
This recipe is for one serving, but it’s easy to double and triple.
- Cook Oatmeal
- Add hot oatmeal to a serving bowl.
- Stir in the peanut butter
- Add diced strawberries and bananas for a topping.
Here’s the Recipe for Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- 1 oatmeal cooked rolled or quick oats
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter all natural
- ½ cup bananas diced
- 5 strawberries large
- Cook oatmeal.
- Add hot oatmeal to a serving bowl.
- Stir in the peanut butter.
- Top with diced banana and strawberries.
If you love this Peanut Butter Oatmeal as much as I do, please let me know in the comments below!
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