I know I already have a PB&J Oat recipe but those are Overnight Oats and sometimes you just want something warm and made time of. That’s what happened this week to me so I came up with this super simple PB&J Oatmeal that you can make on the stovetop or heck even the microwave if you want.
This oatmeal is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but in oatmeal form. Since I struggle with getting enough protein in my diet, as do many of my clients, I’m always trying to find ways to pump up meals with protein. Breakfast is especially hard since many of us don’t always want meat or eggs for breakfast which is a-okay. So PB&J Oatmeal is just what the RD ordered. This recipe has 28g of protein in it and is not only tasty but also incredibly filling.
What You Will Need
I made this on a Friday before we had done any grocery shopping for the week so more than likely you will have the ingredients on hand which makes this recipe amazing. I just opened my pantry and fridge and said “what are we going to make this morning” and BAM! PB&J Oatmeal was born. Here’s what you will need.
Milk (or water). I used whole fat Organic Valley milk but that’s what I had on hand. Feel free to use any type of milk or dairy alternative OR if all else fails just use water, it will do the trick.
Oats. I used rolled oats for this but use whatever you have on hand. If you have steel cut it may take longer to cook so keep that in mind.
Flax meal. I keep a bag of flax meal (aka ground flaxseed) in my refrigerator as I find I don’t use it fast enough otherwise. I then add the flax into smoothies, oats and cookies whenever I remember to
Protein Powder. I ended up using collagen peptides because that’s the only unflavored protein powder I have in the house currently. However, use whatever kind you have on hand just note if it’s flavored it may change the taste a bit!
Peanut Butter. I love peanut butter of all varieties so feel free to use creamy or crunchy, it’s up to you. This one is my favorite brand hands down.
Jelly. The last touch is jelly. I just used a random one I had on hand so feel free to use whatever flavor you have on hand!
Pro Tip: make sure you stir often especially if you have milk as it can form a film on top and no one wants that!Print
PB&J may be one of my favorite combinations and I have an overnight oats version but this one is great if you want something warm or forgot to meal prep.
In a small saucepan, bring milk to a slow boil over medium heat.
Add oats, flax meal and protein powder and stir to combine.
Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes or until it reaches desired thickness, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and add oatmeal to your favorite bowl, top with peanut butter & jelly.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 503
- Fat: 18g
- Carbohydrates: 58g
- Protein: 28g
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