Step aside Wheaties: A new, improved, 21st-century breakfast of champions is here. This fiber- and protein-packed, peanut butter and banana “flavored” oatmeal (made with real peanuts and bananas!) will keep you full for hours of cragging, a.m. training, or snack-free desk sitting. Ready in 7 minutes or less with zero chopping, egg cracking, or flapjack flipping, you can’t complain that you don’t have enough time for breakfast. And, allergies aside, if you’re not convinced that eating peanut butter is good for you, here is a complete guide to the health benefits of one of my favorite foods.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup milk*
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter powder
- 1 medium banana, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- Optional: 1 tablespoon honey
*Any type of milk, though, if you’re not dairy free, I’d recommend using cow’s milk for extra protein over almond or cashew milk.
- Combine oats, milk, flax,** and chia seeds** in a bowl (for microwave cooking) or pot (for stove cooking). Bring to a boil–about 1 min 30 seconds via microwave.
- Stir in peanut butter powder and optional honey until smooth. Next stir in banana slices.
- Once again bring mixture to a boil–about 1 minute via microwave.
- Stir and allow to cool before enjoying.
**Don’t want to measure out flax and chia seeds? Snag some Bob’s Red Mill classic oatmeal with flax and chia to-go cups. You can add milk or water directly to the package for camping and/or rushed breakfast convenience.
Can’t get enough peanut butter? Try these delicious fruit and peanut butter combos.