If you're craving the flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but want to enjoy them in a move filling, wholesome, and healthy way - give this Peanut Butter and Jelly Stovetop Oatmeal Recipe a try! It will likely take you less than fifteen minutes and is so easy to prepare. Imagine the nostalgic flavors of a pb&j mixed into a delicious, cozy, and warm bowl of oats. I bet this recipe will become a regular for you!
Thank you to our sponsor, PBfit, for providing their delicious peanut butter powder to use inside of the creamy oats. And, their regular peanut butter to drizzle on top of this delicious breakfast bowl!
PB&J Stovetop Oats Ingredients
- Oats: We use old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. Quick oats will also work well! Keep in mind that while oats are naturally gluten-free, some oats have been processed in the same manufacturing facilities as gluten-containing products. So, if you are gluten sensitive, purchase certified gluten-free oats for this recipe.
- Milk: To keep this recipe vegan-friendly, we use plant-based milk. I went with regular unsweetened almond milk. You can also use oat milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy milk. If you're not dairy-free, feel free to use regular 1%, 2%, or whole milk.
- Peanut Butter Powder: Usually found in the grocery store near the peanut butter and jelly! PBfit's powdered peanut butter gives us that delicious peanut butter flavor for a fraction of the calories. If you don't have peanut butter powder, feel free to use 1-2 tablespoon of regular creamy peanut butter in your oats (nutritional content will vary).
- Ground Flax Seeds: These are optional. But, adding ground flax seeds to oatmeal provides fiber, healthy fats, and makes them more filling.
- Mashed Banana: Adding a mashed overripe banana to the peanut butter and jelly oats will give it a natural sweetness.
PB&J Stovetop Oatmeal Toppings
- Jelly (make sure it's vegan, if needed)
- Ripe Banana Slices
- Fresh Berries
- Granola (make sure it's vegan or gluten-free, if needed)
- Maple Syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
- Honey (alternative to maple syrup, not considered vegan)
- Nuts & Seeds
How To Make PB&J Stovetop Oats
Step 1: Add the oats, plant-based milk, and water into the pot and bring to medium heat. Stir frequently and cook for about 5 minutes or until the oats are creamy.
Step 2: While the oats cook, mash the banana and prepare the oatmeal toppings.
Step 3: Once the oats are creamy and cooked, add the flax seed meal (if using), peanut butter powder, and mashed overripe banana (for sweetness).
Step 4: Add the oats to a serving bowl and top with the banana slices, jelly, berries, and drizzle with peanut butter. For sweeter oats, add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. For more crunch and texture, feel free to add granola, nuts, or seeds to the top. Enjoy warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe uses has minimal sugar, uses healthy ingredients like rolled oats, flax seed meal, and is vegan and gluten-free friendly. I would consider this to be a healthy breakfast to kickstart your day!
Absolutely! I would recommend that you try my Vanilla Protein Oats! They're divine!
Absolutely!! The combination of complex carbs (from the oats and fruit), healthy fats, and protein provide a perfectly balanced meal that will definitely keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Stovetop Oats
- Medium Saucepan
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Ingredients
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup almond or oat milk I used plain and unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoon powdered peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon flax seed meal optional
- ½ mashed overripe banana
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Toppings
- 1 tablespoon jelly of choice
- raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and/or blueberries
- ripe banana slices
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- regular, vegan, or gluten-free granola optional
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup to sweeten
How To Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
- Begin by adding the oats, plant-based milk, and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the oats are completely cooked and creamy.
- Remove the pot from the heat. Add the mashed overripe banana, flax seed meal, and peanut butter powder and mix until creamy. Transfer the oats into a serving bowl and top with banana slices, jelly, berries, and drizzle with creamy peanut butter. Serve warm.
- Option to add additional sweetness to your oats by drizzling the top with maple syrup. You can also add some granola on top for an added crunchy texture!
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.