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Oatmeal should be satisfying and delicious. This Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal has the natural sweetness of bananas which are taken next level and caramelized. Matched perfectly with salty, creamy peanut butter plus crushed nuts and shaved chocolate, this is the most delicious satisfying breakfast ever! You will feel like you are eating dessert, but get all the nutrition from these wholesome healthy ingredients.

peanut butter banana oatmeal with banana slices, crushed nuts, and shaved chocolate in a white bowl with a wood background

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Bananas

If you have ever had a craving for peanut butter and bananas, there is good reason for it! Together they give you protein, fiber and complex carbs. Combine them with oats and it is a combination of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals that will help you feel full, give you sustained energy and is a perfect way to start your day.

Some combinations of flavors just make sense. Apples + cinnamon, tomato + basil, sour cream + onion……and peanut butter and bananas are definitely on that list! Bananas are sweet and have a distinct flavor while peanut butter is slightly salty and a bit more mild. Keep reading to find out how I have created an oatmeal recipe that you will literally want on repeat every single week!

peanut butter banana oatmeal with banana slices, crushed nuts, and shaved chocolate in a white bowl with a wood background

Ingredients Needed for The Best Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

  • Oats – definitely no exception, you need to use old fashioned (rolled) oats. The texture, flavor, and nutrition make them the only oats to use for oatmeal in my book.
  • Bananas – choose ripe bananas for the sweetest flavor. Not too ripe though because you don’t want them turning to mush.
  • Peanut Butter – I prefer natural peanut butter for this recipe because it is smoother, easier to drizzle and only has added salt.
  • Milk – instead of cooking the oats only in water, adding milk makes them super creamy. I like almond or oat milk for this recipe.
  • Nuts – chopped nuts add a crunchy texture as a topping. I used hazelnuts, but you can use peanuts, almonds, walnuts or pecans.
  • Chocolate – a small amount of dark chocolate to shave on top. Not too sweet, but adds a complex flavor that goes well with the peanut butter and bananas.
ingredients for peanut butter banana oatmeal with banana slices, hazelnuts nuts, and shaved chocolate in a white bowl with a wooden cutting board

How to Make Best Ever Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

This isn’t your typical boring bowl of oatmeal. A few added extra steps will make everyone come running for this delicious breakfast.

  1. Peel and slice bananas lengthwise. Heat a saute pan to medium-high heat and drizzle oil in the pan. Once hot, place bananas cut side down. Cook on each side about 1 minute or until slightly golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. To a medium saucepan, add water, milk, and salt. Turn heat to high until it begins to boil. Add oats and turn turn the heat down to medium. Simmer for 7-8 minutes. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
  3. While the oatmeal is cooking, chop the nuts and shave chocolate.
  4. When oatmeal is done, portion into bowls. Drizzle each with a generous dollop of peanut butter, add banana slices and sprinkle with nuts and chocolate. Enjoy!
ingredients for peanut butter banana oatmeal with banana slices, hazelnuts nuts, and shaved chocolate in a white bowl with a wooden cutting board

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peanut butter banana oatmeal with banana slices, crushed nuts, and shaved chocolate

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

This Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal has the natural sweetness of bananas which are taken next level and caramelized. Matched perfectly with salty, creamy peanut butter plus crushed nuts and shaved chocolate, this is the most delicious satisfying breakfast ever!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 428kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 tablespoon oil for caramelizing bananas
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, all-natural
  • 1/4 cup nuts chopped
  • 2 squares dark chocolate shaved

Instructions

  • Peel and slice bananas lengthwise. Heat a saute pan to medium-high heat and drizzle oil in the pan. Once hot, place bananas cut side down. Cook on each side about 1 minute or until slightly golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • To a medium saucepan, add water, milk, and salt. Turn heat to high until it begins to boil. Add oats and turn turn the heat down to medium. Simmer for 7-8 minutes. The oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
  • While the oatmeal is cooking, chop the nuts and shave chocolate.
  • When oatmeal is done, portion into bowls. Drizzle each with a generous dollop of peanut butter, add banana slices and sprinkle with nuts and chocolate. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 2mg

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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