Thursday, May 3, 2012

Variations on PB Oatmeal

Considering my love for peanut butter, it's no surprise that it frequently finds its way into my oatmeal! I was editing my 3 Basic Oatmeal Recipes post this morning, and I was baffled at how to display all the possibilities for peanut butter oatmeal without it being cluttered and confusing. Finally, I realized it deserved its own page. Think of all the variations I've created!

Here is a list of possible variations for my basic peanut butter oatmeal:

Chunky vs. Creamy:
The most obvious variation is to experiment with both chunky and creamy nut butters. I normally buy creamy PB, but chunky PB is exceptional in oatmeal! Give it a shot!

Peanut Butter & Banana:
Add a mashed banana (or half of one) after adding the oats, OR add banana butter when serving.

Stir in jam or jelly while the oatmeal is cooking OR drizzle/whirl it into the top of the oatmeal when serving. 

PB&J and Banana:
Stir in jam or jelly while the oatmeal is cooking and serve with banana butter, OR add mashed banana while the oatmeal is cooking and drizzle/whirl jam or jelly into the top of the oatmeal when serving.

Whisk in 2 tbsp of PB2 before your liquid begins to boil for an extra flavor boost.

Drizzle honey generously when serving. You could also add apples!

Not Peanut Butter:
Try using almond, cashew, or any other nut butter in place of the peanut butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter:
Use a chocolate PB (like this one, or even something like Nutella), OR add 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder in place of the cinnamon.

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  1. something about PB2 makes me so happy..

    1. Really? You're a fan? What do you like to use it for? I've only tried it in oatmeal.

  2. PB and chocolate oatmeal was soooo good. Normally, I would force myself to eat oatmeal (because it was healthy) and I would add a ton of sugar, but this combo made oatmeal delicious and not just palatable. Albeit, I did use nesquik since it was the only kind of chocolate in my house, but you have converted me into a fan. I can't wait to try all your awesome recipes!!

  3. I just did this...AMAZING! I was always one to use quick cooking oats in the microwave and just used rolled oats in certain recipes. SO glad I used rolled oats for this, it's 10 times better! I did a banana, vanilla extract, put 2TBSP of flax meal in, swirled some chunky natural peanut butter in, and then sprinkled some dark chocolate chips on top after I put it in my bowl. It's like dessert, but still so good for you!!

    1. You just described one of my favorite oatmeals! It is of no surprise to me that you enjoyed it; I eat that exact thing about once a week. ;)

  4. oh my dear amazing! I love you!! every morning I wake up looking for a recipe from you :)

  5. Practically drooling over all these yummy variations! I think I'll give the Honey-Nut Peanut Butter Oatmeal a try tomorrow morning.


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