Rich, nutty notes and rolled, hearty oats create true poetry in this creamy, dreamy Peanut Butter Oatmeal. It’s pure comfort food for breakfast.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
I still remember the cringe I felt when my son suggested I make peanut butter and jelly oatmeal, so many years ago. Well, my kids loved this breakfast. How could they not, when it reminded them of their favorite sandwich?
The peanut butter thickens the oatmeal and creates a distinct peanut butter flavor. Combined with the jelly, this oatmeal really is reminiscent of my boys’ favorite sandwich. I actually enjoyed eating it, too.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
When I mentioned this new concept to my brother, he laughed and informed me that he stirs peanut butter into his oatmeal pretty much every day. I was simply late to the game.
We’ve since added sliced bananas and chopped apples to this oatmeal recipe for a fun variation. When adding apples, I add them at the beginning, so that they have a few minutes to soften.
I add slices of fresh bananas as a topping after the oatmeal has cooked. Personally, I prefer creamy over crunchy peanut butter for this recipe. But, if you like nuts in your oatmeal, it’s a great way to get them in there.
Just as with apples, be sure to add them early enough to let them soften a bit during the cooking process. Otherwise, the texture is too crunchy for me.