Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal is the ultimate creamy and filling oatmeal breakfast. This bowl is high in protein & fibre, making it super satisfying.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Oatmeal used to be a favorite breakfast recipe of mine. At some point, I decide to change things up, especially during the summer months. Now with the cold season here, I thought to try it again & was reminded of how truly delicious and satisfying it is!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I used to add peanut butter as a topping. This time, I was inspired to add peanut butter during the cooking process after talking to my sister who suggested this & raved about how amazing it turns out. It definitely is a game changer!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Oats: Nutrition Facts
1 cup of cooked oats provides around 165 calories, 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fibre! Oats are a rich source of Vitamin B1. They are also a source of Iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium!
Health Benefits of Oats
There of lots of health reasons to include more oats in your diet! The most researched area appears to be related to the relationship between oats & cholesterol.
There is good research supporting the effect of oats on lowering both total and LDL (bad cholesterol). Oats are a great source of soluble fibre, known to help lower cholesterol levels. The soluble fiber (beta-glucan) in oats binds to cholesterol in the bowel, causing it to excrete from the body. The habit of eating oatmeal daily can be enough to keep some people off cholesterol lowering medications!
Oats are also known to have other potential health benefits including helping with blood pressure control as well as asthma prevention. The high fiber and magnesium content of oats appears to be the reason for the possible blood pressure lowering effect of oats. Some studies have shown that early introduction of oats to infants may lower the incidence of asthma.⠀⠀⠀⠀
-1/2 cup of rolled oats ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-1 cup oat milk (or milk of choice)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-1/4 tsp cinnamon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-1/2 Banana ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-1 tbsp of natural peanut butter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Topping of choice: I added dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, more banana slices & cinnamon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. In a small saucepan, add oat milk and oats and turn heat on medium. Stir every few minutes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Mash banana with a fork and add to saucepan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Add cinnamon & peanut butter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Allow oatmeal to cook until most of the milk has been absorbed (approximately 7 minutes). If you like it more watery, add more milk ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5.Add oatmeal to bowl and top with toppings of choice. Enjoy!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀