Make-Ahead Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

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I’m not much of a morning person, so it’s not unusual for me to end up grabbing a quick breakfast on my way into work. The only problem with that approach is that most of the options available to me are pretty unhealthy – they’re either full of sodium, full of sugar, full of fat, or all of the above. Which is why this make-ahead oatmeal is so fantastic. I just need to set aside a half-hour during the weekend to cook up a big batch of steel-cut oats and portion it out into heat-proof mason jars, and then it’s as easy as grabbing a jar as I’m dashing out to work in the morning.

I try to change up the flavors from one week to the next, just for the sake of variety, but this combo of banana and peanut butter shows up frequently in the rotation. I like the touch of sweetness and spice that the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter adds, but feel free to switch up with your favorite Peanut Butter and Co flavor!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 5 servings

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter

3 cups milk (or substitute almond milk for a vegan version)
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup steel-cut oats
1/4 cup Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter

Directions

1. In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, whisk together the milk, mashed banana, and salt, and bring to a boil.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal - whisk together the milk, mashed banana, and salt, and bring to a boil

2. Stir in the oats, then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft and have absorbed almost all of the liquid. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal - Stir in the oats, then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal - Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter

3. Spoon the hot oatmeal into five 1-cup mason jars (or any other microwave-safe container with a tight-fitting lid), and set aside to cool, uncovered. Once the jars are completely cooled, seal them up with lids and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to use.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal - Spoon the hot oatmeal into five 1-cup mason jars

4. To serve, simply microwave the uncovered jars for 1-2 minutes on high or until warmed through. If you so desire, feel free to garnish with sliced bananas, a swirl of honey and/or a splash of fresh cream, then dig in!

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PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY

What is your favorite food to eat with peanut butter for breakfast?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, the peanut butter used in this recipe.

DETAILS:

– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Thursday, August 26th, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.
– One entry per person.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator and notified via the contact email provided on the comment form.
– Winner(s) will have until 9/2/15 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will win one jar of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age to enter. See Official Giveaway Rules.

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