When it comes to food, the two things I cannot live without are oatmeal and peanut butter! I never even thought to combine the two until a few years ago. Now peanut butter oatmeal is my go-to breakfast.
Growing up, my mom always made oatmeal on the stove top with milk and brown sugar. It was warm and sweet, and something about it made me feel comforted.
A few months after having my first son I started eating a clean(er) diet. One thing I realized at that time was the amount of sugar I was consuming. I had to cut back on the sugar. That meant no more sugar in my tea/coffee, no more sprinkling sugar on my cereal, and no more covering my oatmeal in brown sugar.
So what could I do to replace the sugar I would put on my oatmeal? I thought about it and decided to add peanut butter.
Peanut butter not only tastes amazing, but it has so many benefits for your body. It’s a healthy source of fat, contains fiber and protein, and packed with nutrients. PB has antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-building potassium, immunity boosting vitamin B6. Studies also show peanut butter can decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes. No wonder it’s called a “superfood”!
Peanut butter oatmeal is quick and easy to make, so there’s no excuse to not start your day off right. It is satisfying and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. And best of all, kids love it! Definitely give this a try and leave a comment below on how you liked it!
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 3/4 cup of water (I use water instead of milk to cut back on the calories)
- 2 tbsp of peanut butter
- Combine oats and water in a microwavable bowl
- Place bowl in the microwave, cook for 2 minutes
- Let it rest for 2-3 minutes so oats fully absorb the water
- Mix in the peanut butter