I love making oatmeal. I usually make overnight oats because they are so easy to prepare, but a nice bowl of warm oatmeal is great for a cool morning. Today, I made this hearty bowl of peanut butter and banana oatmeal. It was a recipe from Eating Bird Food website (link here).
I made half the recipe because I was only preparing this for myself, but it was still a huge portion. I could only eat about 3/4 of my bowl, so I put the rest in the fridge for later. It was delicious though. I loved the addition of chia seed – gave the oatmeal a hint of chia pudding vibes – and contributed to the oatmeal being so filling.
Another thing I really liked about this oatmeal is that there is no added sugars. The only sweetness comes from the banana that cooks down in the oats, and that makes it sweet enough for me.
The oat mixture took a little longer than the recipe said to cook down and thicken up, but it got there and turned out great! The garnishes on my bowl were peanut butter, diced peaches and a sprinkle of extra chia. I thought it looked super cute. Of course, as soon as I got my photo, I mixed it all up. Every bite had a little banana, a little peanut butter and it was scrumptious. I really think peanut butter and banana is one of my fave combinations.
I’m super happy with how this oatmeal turned out and I can’t wait to add some chia seeds to all my future oats.
You can see some of my other overnight + hot oatmeal posts below: