Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

By Rena |

This Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl is packed with flavor and so nutritious. Upgrade your breakfast with this rich, creamy, and nutrient-packed oatmeal breakfast recipe that’s the best way to kickstart your day.

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A super satisfying and easy breakfast, this Peanut Butter Oatmeal breakfast Bowl comes together in a flash. It’s packed with nutrients and flavor! Rich and creamy it’s bound to become a breakfast favorite. It is really easy to make and a great upgrade to the traditional way you cook your oatmeal. Creamy oats mixed with peanut butter, apple sauce, and cinnamon then topped with pecans, a drizzle of natural peanut butter, and fruit of your choice – delicious!

Looking for more breakfast ideas? Why not also try my Green Shakshuka and my Easy Crustless Quiche!

why you’ll love this oatmeal bowl

  • Bursting with flavor. Cinnamon oats, maple syrup, apple sauce, and creamy peanut butter all come together for a breakfast that’s so delicious and satisfying.
  • A healthy breakfast. Nutrient packed oats and fruit make this healthy breakfast delicious and nutritious.
  • An easy breakfast. This breakfast oatmeal recipe comes together so easily with only a handful of ingredients.
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ingredients you will need to make this oatmeal

These are just a list of ingredients you will need to make this healthy oatmeal breakfast recipe. Full measurements are listed further down below.

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Apple Puree
  • Maple Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toppings: Apples, pecan, extra peanut butter
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how to make this oatmeal breakfast bowl

  • Cook the oats – In a pot of water add cinnamon and boil, then add oats and cook on medium for 10 mins. Finally stir in the apple puree, peanut butter, and maple syrup.
  • Add topping – Allow to sit for 10 mins and add toppings.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Stirring oatmeal in a pot.
Pouring peanut butter onto oats.

recipe notes and tips

  • Make sure to bring the water to a boil before you add the oats, this keeps the oats from absorbing too much water.
  • Oats: We love using rolled oats, but you may also use steel-cut oats that need to be cooked longer. If using quick oats, you will need to cook for 2-3 minutes since quick oats cook much faster. The texture will vary based on the oats you use.
  • Be sure to let the oatmeal rest for at least 5 mins before serving.
  • Play around with texture by adding your favorite nuts or seeds – this oatmeal bowl is super versatile! Also, you can get creative with the toppings you would like to add to it.
  • If you don’t want to use peanut butter, you can swap it for almond butter or cashew butter. You may use any of your favorite nut butter.
  • Use honey, coconut sugar, or agave if you don’t have maple syrup.
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faq’s

Is oatmeal good for you?

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and an awesome source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Oats are also higher in protein than most other grains.

Toppings for Oatmeal

This oatmeal plays well with all kinds of toppings! Here are some ideas:
Fruit – banana, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or dried fruit.
Granola
Seeds – Hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds.
Nuts – Almonds, pecans.
Peanut butter or almond butter.
Cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chips

How to make oatmeal creamy

The trick to getting a creamy bowl of oatmeal is using enough water. Cooking oatmeal in milk will give you stickier, thicker oatmeal. You can always add a splash of almond milk or regular milk to your oatmeal for an extra creamy texture.

Is Oatmeal Gluten-free

Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free. But sometimes they get contaminated with gluten if they are processed in a facility that processes other grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It is best to check the label for any indication of gluten.

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A bowl of peanut butter and banana oatmeal.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

This Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl is packed with flavor and loaded with goodness, a great way to kick off your day!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
rest: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup apple puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey for non-vegan option
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or any other nut butter

Toppings:

  • 1-2 apples of choice sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • Extra peanut butter to drizzle (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the water to a small pot. Stir in the cinnamon and a pinch of salt and bring to boil over high heat.
  • Once it starts to boil, add the oats and reduce the heat to a medium. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the apple puree, peanut butter and maple syrup and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Turn the heat off, cover the pot and allow the oatmeal to sit for 5-10 minutes. Add oatmeal to bowls and top as desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Make sure to bring the water to a boil before you add the oats, this keeps the oats from absorbing too much water.
  • Be sure to let the oatmeal rest for at least 5 mins before serving.
  • Play around with texture by adding your favorite nuts or seeds – this oatmeal bowl is super versatile!
  • If you don’t want to use peanut butter, you can swap it for almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Use honey, coconut sugar, or agave if you don’t have maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg
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