Start your morning with the most nutritious breakfast. This peanut butter oatmeal bowl is packed with superfood ingredients that are rich in minerals and vitamins! This breakfast takes only 5 minutes to make and will keep you satisfied and energized to take on any day.
If you’ve been curious as to what I’ve been eating for breakfast (literally every day) for the last few months, here you have it. This delicious oatmeal bowl has been my go-to since March!
When the pandemic hit, I switched up our breakfast to be more pantry friendly. And wouldn’t ya know it, here I am months later still eating it every day and loving it!
Oatmeal is one of the most nutritious meals you could have for breakfast (source). And if you make it right, it can be one of the most delicious too! It truly is SO tasty and only takes 5 minutes to make. Shall we?
Ingredients You Need
To make this breakfast bowl, you’ll need a handful of pantry staples and some fresh fruit. Every ingredient is packed with nutrients that will benefit your health, energy levels, and keep you full longer!
Here’s everything you’ll need: banana slices, hemp seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract, quick oats, flax meal or flax seeds, walnuts, blueberries, peanut butter, and sweetener of choice.
How to Cook Oatmeal (Three ways)
The kettle method: this is one of our favorite and most efficient ways to cook oatmeal. This requires an electric kettle, a bowl, and a plate or cover.
Use a kettle: Set kettle to boil water and fill bowl with desired amount of oatmeal (add cinnamon or vanilla if desired). Pour hot water over quick oats until just risen above the oatmeal level. Cover with a plate that properly seals the top from heat escaping and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Remove and add toppings to oatmeal!
Stovetop method: Boil water in a pot then add oats. Simmer on low for 3-5 minutes and stir occasionally. This method is great for whole oats since they take more heat and time to cook!
Microwave: the fastest way to make your oats is in the microwave. Make sure to use a microwave safe bowl and lid to cover.
Extra Tips to Remember
- Cooking with quick oats vs rolled oats – if you use quick oats for this recipe you’ll find that they will cook faster because of how thin they are rolled. Rolled oats are thicker and a bit larger so the cook time will be a little longer.
- Our favorite natural sweeteners – to add a little touch of sweetness we love using coconut sugar or maple syrup.
- Additional toppings – you can also top your oatmeal with additional seeds and fruit like chia seeds, granola, chopped almonds, and fresh strawberries.
- Make ahead of time – if you need breakfast on the go or need to make this ahead of time, you can cook the oatmeal and refrigerate in a sealed container. Reheat in a pan with a little bit of water or in the microwave, then assemble with toppings.
We truly love this bowl of oatmeal and all it’s nutritious glory. It’s been our favorite daily go-to for a hearty and wholesome breakfast! We know you’re going to love it too.
More Delicious Oatmeal Bowls
Superfood Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bowl
- Bring water to boil in small pot. Add oats, vanilla, and cinnamon. Lower to a simmer and let cook for 3-5 minutes – stir occasionally.
- Add oatmeal to bowl and top with seeds, nuts, fruit, and drizzle with peanut butter.