This 5 minute Peanut Butter Oatmeal is as easy to make as it is delicious! This is a vegan and gluten-free breakfast that the whole family will love. The oats and peanut butter make this protein-packed and filled with healthy fiber, while a bit of maple syrup makes it taste like a true indulgence! This creamy bowl of oats will be a regular part of your busy weekday mornings!
I literally cannot get enough of these Peanut Butter Cookie Oats! It tastes just like a peanut butter cookie, and best of all, you can eat it for breakfast. I am all for sweet treats that are also good for you. That is where this oatmeal recipe comes into play. Make this whenever you need a little treat that is satisfying and healthy!
Peanut butter oats use whole, easy to find ingredients for ease! Here's what you'll need:
- Oats: I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats in this recipe. It is important to choose certified gluten free oats if you need this to be a gluten free meal!
- Plant-based Milk: The flavor of the oats is greatly improved by cooking it in a plant based milk like almond or oat milk. If you are not vegan, you can use a dairy based milk.
- Vanilla: I like to add a bit of vanilla extract for more flavor!
- Maple Syrup: To keep things slightly sweet, a natural sweetener like maple syrup is great. You can also use honey or agave syrup instead!
- Peanut Butter: You can use either powdered peanut butter or regular peanut butter! I love the PBfit Powdered Peanut Butter.
- Toppings: To top off your peanut butter oatmeal, try adding more peanut butter and maple syrup along with ½ sliced banana and ¼ Bob's Red Mill Homestyle Peanut Butter Granola!
How to Make This Recipe
Step 1: Bring a small saucepan to medium heat. Add the almond or oat milk and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the oats, vanilla, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until creamy and thick.
Step 2: Remove the saucepan from the heat, spoon half of the oats into each bowl, serve with banana slices, drizzled with peanut butter, maple syrup, and option to top with Bob's Red Mill Homestyle Peanut Butter Granola!
- Switch up the toppings! You can top this oatmeal off with any of your favorite toppings. Try blueberries and vegan chocolate chips along with a sprinkle of chia seeds too!
- Adjust cooking time depending on the type of oats you have. Since I used quick oats here, it only took about 3 minutes for it to come together on the stove. If you have rolled oats or steel cut oats, make sure to cook them around the same time as they have on the package instructions.
- Need more protein? Add a scoop of protein powder to the mix!
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitely! This peanut butter oatmeal recipe is high in protein and fiber, so if you eat this for breakfast you will be full and satisfied until your next meal! If you add it with fruit, it will also have added vitamins and nutrients.
Quick oats are steamed for a longer amount of time in the packaging process and therefore take the least amount of time to make. Rolled oats are steamed for less time and are cut into larger pieces. They have a chewier texture when cooked and take a bit longer to make. Steel cut oats are the least processed and are whole pieces of oats. They take the longest to cook but have the best nutritional value!
More Healthy Oatmeal Recipes to Try
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Peanut Butter Cookie Stovetop Oats for Two
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats
- 2 ½ cup unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon powdered peanut butter or regular peanut butter
- additional creamy peanut butter to taste
- additional maple syrup to taste
- ½ sliced banana
- ¼ cup Bob's Red Mill Homestyle Peanut Butter Granola
- Bring a small saucepan to medium heat. Add the almond or oat milk into the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the oats, vanilla, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until creamy and thick.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, spoon half of the oats into each bowl, serve with banana slices, drizzled with peanut butter, maple syrup, and option to top with Bob's Red Mill Homestyle Peanut Butter Granola.
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.