Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

As I said in my recent post, My One Week Food Stamps Experience Project, I am adding budget-friendly recipes to my page. This is my first budget-friendly recipe that is for breakfast. You can find all of my budget-friendly recipes here. This Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe can be made either hot or cold. The best part is it requires minimal kitchen gadgets to make!

What You Will Need:

If Served Hot:

  • Microwave or pot/stove
  • Microwaveable Bowl or container
  • Spoon

If Served Cold:

  • Bowl or container
  • Spoon
oatmeal ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Plain Oats
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Water

Bananas 

Simple, one ingredient.

banana

Peanut Butter

Look for a natural peanut butter that contains minimal ingredients such as only peanuts or peanuts and salt. Avoid peanut butters that have added oils or sugar.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Oats

For the oats, make sure to purchase plain oats. These oats should have no added sugars or flavoring. The ingredients list will just say ‘oats.’ There are different types of oats: quick oats, rolled oats, and steel cut oats. Steel cut oats must be cooked in a pot over the stove, they cannot be served cold. Rolled oats or quick oats can be cooked either on stove top or in the microwave and can also be served cold.

Directions (Served Hot):

  1. Place oats and water in portions according to the label directions. Place quick oats or rolled oats and water in a bowl and microwave. Alternatively, cook steel cut oats, rolled oats, or quick oats in a pot on the stove top with water. Heat until the oats soften and the oats absorb the water
  2. Top with a sliced banana and peanut butter!

Directions (Served Cold):

  1. Place rolled oats or quick oats in a container and add either water or nondairy milk in portions according to the instructions. Place the container in the refrigerator overnight to allow the oats to absorb the liquid.
  2. Remove the container from the refrigerator and top with sliced banana and peanut butter! Note: Do not cut the banana in advance because the slices will start browning once the banana is peeled.
banana peanut butter oatmeal pin

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal: A delicious, easy, and budget-friendly breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 Bowl

Equipment

  • Microwave or Stovetop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 scoop Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 1/2 cup Water

Instructions
 

Served Warm

  • Place oats and water in portions according to the label directions. Place quick oats or rolled oats and water in a bowl and microwave. Alternatively, cook steel cut oats, rolled oats, or quick oats in a pot on the stove top with water. Heat until the oats soften and the oats absorb the water
  • Top with a sliced banana and peanut butter!

Served Cold

  • Place rolled oats or quick oats in a container and add either water or nondairy milk in portions according to the instructions. Place the container in the refrigerator overnight to allow the oats to absorb the liquid.
  • Remove the container from the refrigerator and top with sliced banana and peanut butter! Note: Do not cut the banana in advance because the slices will start browning once the banana is peeled.
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Oatmeal

One thought on “Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Leave a Reply