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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe

Updated on January 10, 2013
You can garnish your peanut butter oatmeal (or porridge) if you like with raisins or fresh fruit and a little more cinnamon.
You can garnish your peanut butter oatmeal (or porridge) if you like with raisins or fresh fruit and a little more cinnamon. | Source

I am sharing this recipe for anyone who is a fan of peanut butter and oatmeal. And, perhaps, if you aren't a fan of oatmeal, the peanut butter may convince you to try it. There is a heavenly meld of flavors in this recipe, aided by the cinnamon and brown sugar ingredients. The recipe is economical and simple to make if you want to try it out. Additionally, this oatmeal provides a hearty breakfast that will keep you going until lunchtime.

The ingredients for this nutritious breakfast are provided below. Before you start, please note that different wholegrain oat products may require less water. Wholegrain oats that are finely rolled will only require 1 cup of water, and the cooking time will be reduced by several minutes. If you wish to substitute quick-cooking oatmeal in this recipe, you will also need about 1 cup of water to each cup of oatmeal and there will also be reduced cooking time. The amount of milk will remain the same in both cases.

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  • 1 cup oatmeal, wholegrain
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk, nonfat, 2%, whole, soy (your choice)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs margarine or butter
  • 1 tbs sugar, brown (or sugar substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground


  1. Add all of the ingredients but the peanut butter and margarine to the pot.
  2. Bring the oats to a boil and add the margarine and the peanut butter. Stir with the peanut butter spoon to help dislodge any that is still sticking to it. Change the burner setting to low.
  3. Add the cinnamon and stir. Finish cooking until the oatmeal arrives at the consistency you like. If it is too thick, add some milk.

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: 3 servings of 1 cup each
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 264
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 31 g10%
Sugar 12 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 7 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Leftover oatmeal can be incorporated into cookies or you can make a healthy milkshake with bananas or other fruits.
Leftover oatmeal can be incorporated into cookies or you can make a healthy milkshake with bananas or other fruits. | Source

In Case You Have Leftovers

In case you make a surplus of the peanut butter oatmeal recipe (or you can do it on purpose), you can incorporate leftovers to make oatmeal cookies. You may want to also add more peanut butter and even a few chocolate chips. You can also add the leftovers to make healthy peanut butter oatmeal pancakes.

Another option for dealing with leftovers is to make a milkshake later in the day. I frequently make them with bananas, adding other fruits as they are in season. To a blender, add lots of ice, more sugar, a dash of cinnamon, a banana and a few drops of vanilla extract to make a refreshing cold drink for a hot day. I have even thrown in a little Hershey's syrup on occasion to give it that extra touch.


Making peanut butter oatmeal is a snap and it is very nutritious, as you can see in the table above. It is low in fats and it is not a diet-buster, as it would seem at first glance. One cup of this oatmeal provides about 15-20% of most of you daily needs in most categories. In order to provide some antioxidant power to this breakfast, be sure to also add some fresh fruit or raisins. Carbohydrate and fiber levels can also be boosted by adding a slice of whole wheat toast.

I enjoy this usually at breakfast, but I also make it in the evenings sometime. Oatmeal is low on the glycemic index and it is therefore less fattening. Using rolled whole oats and adding the peanut butter also helps in that regard.

This dish (without peanut butter) is sometimes compared with the dessert known as arroz con leche (rice with milk) by my Costa Rican friends and family, but it has a lower amount of sugar and loads more fiber. And, I think arroz con leche could be improved by fewer calories and a bit of peanut butter flavor also.

Enjoy this, and please leave feedback if you try this recipe!


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    • Randy M. profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy McLaughlin 

      5 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

      Randmovic, if you like pb then you will like the added flavor to the normally bland oatmeal.

    • Randomovic profile image


      5 years ago from Egypt

      interesting i'll try it someday


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