Make this peanut butter and jelly oatmeal for a delicious, healthy, and easy breakfast this morning. Made on the stovetop, it takes just 10 minutes to whip up. It’s loaded with classic PB&J flavor!
You really can’t go wrong with the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly! It’s a childhood favorite that I still love today. If you have a sweet spot for PB&J, you’re going to love this peanut butter and jelly oatmeal!
Unless you’re new around here, you probably know that I love oatmeal. As a Registered Dietitian, it’s important for me to start my day with a healthy, balanced breakfast, and oatmeal is definitely my favorite. I’m not picky – I enjoy stovetop oats, overnight oats, and baked oatmeal! To make oatmeal even more filling, I love to add nutritious toppings, including peanut butter, fruit, yogurt, nuts, and seeds.
This peanut butter and jelly oatmeal is a healthy stovetop oatmeal recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make. It will keep you full for hours, thanks to filling nutrients like plant-based protein, dietary fiber, and healthy fats.
Ingredients in peanut butter and jelly oatmeal
You need just five simple ingredients to make this stovetop oatmeal recipe. You likely already have most of them in your pantry!
Oats: I used old fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. You can also use quick or steel cut oats if you prefer, but you will have to adjust cooking time.
Banana: Adding mashed banana to oatmeal adds natural sweetness to the dish, so you don’t have to add any refined sugar to sweeten it.
Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon enhances the sweet and salty flavors of this recipe.
Peanut butter: I prefer to use natural creamy peanut butter, but this recipe works with any kind of peanut butter, smooth or creamy. If you have a peanut allergy or prefer the taste of another nut butter, feel free to use almond butter, cashew butter, or your favorite nut butter instead.
Jelly: You can use your favorite store-bought jelly, or make a batch of my three ingredient raspberry chia jam! This is a super simple and healthy recipe which is perfect for peanut butter and jelly oatmeal.
I also added some crushed peanuts to my oatmeal for some crunch – totally optional!
As you can see by the simple ingredients, this recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and soy free. It’s a great option for people with many different dietary restrictions without giving up any flavor or taste.
How to make peanut butter and jelly oatmeal
To make this oatmeal, bring a pot of water to a boil in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Add the oats and reduce ot a simmer. Cook the oats for about five minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the oats thicken up significantly, stir in mashed banana and cinnamon.
Portion into two bowls and top with spoonfuls of peanut butter and jelly. Stir it all up and enjoy!
You can store peanut butter and jelly in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. When reheating cooked oatmeal, I recommend adding a few tablespoons of water or milk to thin it out a little. Heat it up in the microwave for about one minute and stir well before eating reheated oatmeal.
Oatmeal nutritional benefits
Oatmeal is an incredibly nutrient dense whole grain food to include in your diet. You can prepare oatmeal in several different ways: on the stovetop, as overnight oats, and baked, to name a few. One cup of oatmeal cooked in water provides:
An excellent or good source of several other micronutrients, including folate, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus
Peanut butter nutritional benefits
Though peanut butter has gotten a bad reputation in the past because it is high in fat, it’s actually a very nutritious food with lots of health benefits. Most of the fat in peanut butter comes from heart-healthy good fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease.
Two tablespoons of peanut butter provides:
8 grams of protein
2 grams of dietary fiber
8 grams of monounsaturated fat
4.4 grams of polyunsaturated fat
Banana nutritional benefits
I love to use banana as a natural sweetener for oatmeal recipes. Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber – one medium banana has 3 grams. Bananas are also a good source of several micronutrients, including: