though california is going to be experiencing a mini heat wave next week (highest temperature is going to be 97 degrees!), it was pretty chilly this past week – hence this warm bowl of oatmeal.
if you’re ever on Tumblr or Instagram, you may see that pb & bananas are considered quite a classic combination. I personally love the two together myself in any form. I love having peanut butter and banana slices on toast, frozen banana slices topped with peanut butter, and even peanut butter-banana smoothies. so naturally I had to make peanut butter and banana oatmeal as well.
if you’re a pb and banana lover like I am, trust me, this bowl of oatmeal will seriously satisfy your tastebuds. I actually used frozen banana slices to make this, but obviously fresh bananas can be used as well. in fact, I normally use fresh too, but on that day I just thought “why the heck not” and decided to go with the pre-cut frozen banana slices I had in my fridge.
peanut butter and banana oatmeal recipe / serves 1
you will need:
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (almond, soy, etc.)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-2 tbsp. natural peanut butter**
- 1 ripe banana
- opt: more toppings of your choice, dates, etc.
- first combine the water and milk in a small saucepan and wait for it to simmer
- once it starts to simmer, pour your oats into the sauce pan, change to a low-medium heat setting, and stir
- slice 1/2 (or more, depending on you) of your banana into thin slices and leave the rest for garnish. put your banana slices into the oatmeal and stir continuously – this will help dissolve the banana slices and create a soft, whipped texture.
- after oatmeal has thickened to your preferred consistency, turn off your stove and prepare your oatmeal
- add your peanut butter and the rest of your banana slices, mash up and enjoy!
note** you can also substitute the peanut butter for other nut butters, or even sunflower butter if you’re allergic to nuts.
and although it’s fun creating “pretty” looking oatmeal, there is a reason why there is no aftershot once everything is mixed in . . .