Tasty Tuesday: PB & Banana Oatmeal

If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that I love oatmeal.  I make heaping bowls of it and fill it with all kinds of add ins.  This variation is so delicious and it's not as labor intensive as what I normally do - no nuts to chop!

2/3 c water
2/3 c almond milk
1/2 c old fashioned oats
heaping spoonful ground flax seed
1/4 c raisins
peanut butter
cinnamon (not pictured)

Combine the water and almond milk (or regular milk) in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  While you're waiting for that to heat up, mash up one banana.  Hint: a slightly more ripe banana works best.

As soon as the water-milk starts boiling, pour in the oats and flax.  Mix it in well (the flax can get a little clumpy if you don't do it right away) and then turn it down to a low heat.

Mix in the mashed banana and then add the raisins and some cinnamon.

Pay attention and stir up your oatmeal occasionally until the liquid is absorbed.  If you do happen to forget about it and it's sticking (burning) to the bottom of the pan, all you have to do is add a little water and stir it up and it should release all of the sticky blobs from the bottom and it will be fine

This is enough for two people to have nice big bowls of oatmeal.  Take a big spoonful of peanut butter and plop it in.  When you mix it into the hot oatmeal the peanut butter will melt.  (I wouldn't recommend doing it in the pan on the stove because you just want it to melt in and not get so hot that it burns you.  Remember, peanut oil can get really hot!)

After you mix in the peanut butter you can eat it if you happen to like tacky textured oatmeal.  Otherwise you can add a little bit of almond milk and mix it in like the bowl on the left.  You can also add a lot of milk like the bowl on the right.

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice


  1. It's summer here now, but I tend to eat oats everyday in the winter, and like you with add ins. My favorite with peanut butter is apple, while my favorite combo with banana is dried cranberries.

    1. Oh, dried cranberries! That sounds really good. I have to try those. Thanks!