Need an Easy, Oatmeal Recipe with Flavor?
Look no further. Who doesn’t love PB & J? I’ve created a healthy, oatmeal recipe that applies the yumminess and healthfulness of pb & j to breakfast. Awesome!
Cook or No-Cook PB&J Oatmeal
Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Refined Sugar-free
PB & J Oatmeal
Portion for a 2,000 Calorie Diet
Servings: 1 -2
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats steel cut will take longer to cook
- 1 - 1 1/4 cups unsweetened non dairy milk depending how creamy you like it
- 2 tsp natural unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 cup blueberries
- Dash cinnamon
- Slight pinch salt
- Add 1 TBS Ground Flaxseed or chia seeds
- Put the milk in a small saucepan with the oatmeal and turn on medium to medium high heat.
- When the milk starts to a boil add the slight pinch of salt and lower the heat enough to bring the mixture to a simmer (usually medium to medium low).
- Stir the mixture as it simmers and thickens.
- After about 5 minutes on the heat, add the peanut butter, blueberries, and cinnamon.
- Stir and cook for another 1-3 minutes depending how thick you like your oatmeal and how cooked you want your fruit.
- You will need to adjust your heat to maintain a simmer. I cook mine about 8 minutes total, leaving a little liquid because the mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. The longer you cook the berries, the more of their sugar you will release, and the more of a "jam" they will be like as their pectin breaks down.
- Once cooked, remove from heat. Eat and enjoy!
No Cook Overnight Oats Option
- Put all ingredients in a sealable 2 cup glass jar. Stir well.
- Put the lid on and seal well. Shake, shake shake.
- Let sit overnight (at least 8 hours) in the fridge.
- Remove from fridge and enjoy!
Lisa Fabris saysAugust 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm
I love this oatmeal – so does my 5 year old daughter. I hope to start making it for her regularly in the morning before school! I must admit it took me a few tries to get it how I like it. I started with organic Irish Oats and they just took sooooo long to cook – like 30 minutes. Then I just bought Quaker rolled oats – now about 7 minutes. I’m sure there is a better organic brand, but at least there is nothing instant or processes about this. Have any other brand suggestions? I’ve also switched to Natural PB and my kids didn’t even notice! And Traders Joe’s frozen organic blueberries are so convenient!
I can’t wait to try the next recipe…. Mediterranean Quinoa is next on my list…
Angela saysAugust 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Thanks for the feedback!
Brands – I like Bob’s rolled Oats. Their grains are high quality, they have a gluten-free line (for those who are sensitive to gluten), and they cook quickly. I also like Shiloh Farms for grains or Whole Foods 365 brand. Seeds of Change, Back to Nature, and brands carried by Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and local natural markets are usually safe bets.
Cooking time – You are right, the Irish or steel cut oats, while healthy, take longer to cook. Many people use them to make a healthier risotto!
And yes, all natural peanut butter with no sugar added is the best! I keep TJ’s frozen organic blueberries in my freezer at all times – for this, for smoothies, for my quick high protein yogurt recipe, and so much more!
Thanks for giving this a try!