Friday, February 7, 2014

Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Oatmeal

Happy Friday!

Are you excited for this weekend? I know I am. I've always loved Fridays.
For me, Friday night means: Bible studies, family movies, popcorn, cake, cuddling, and talking with my sister late into the night. Yup. I love Friday. :)

And the only thing better than a Friday night is a Saturday morning. ;)
Saturday mornings mean sipping a steaming cup of coffee while reading my Bible and spending time with my Father. Saturday mornings mean talking with my mom, soaking in the tub, or enjoying a special breakfast treat.

Since Saturday morning is only a few hours away, I thought I would share a delicious breakfast that you can whip up in the morning - Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Oatmeal. 

The inspiration for this amazing breakfast comes from the lovely Taralynn over at the blog Undressed Skeleton. She made PB&J Oats, and they looked so inedible, that I just had to try them. However, I added a banana to my oatmeal because - well... do you really need a reason to add banana? :)

Here is Taralynn's PB&J Oats:

Beautiful isn't it? Check out her recipe here.

Okay, now I will share my recipe. And let me tell you, this oatmeal was soooo good. Seriously, this is one of the best bowls of oatmeal I have ever had. I have made peanut butter oatmeal many times before, but the jelly with that banana - heaven!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Oatmeal

  • 1/2 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 c. water
  • medium banana
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. strawberry fruit spread (or jam)
  • cinnamon

Get out your pot, and fill it with 1 and 1/4c. of water. I add the 1/4 c. because I believe this makes my oatmeal creamier. This is personal preference, so you can just use 1 cup of water if you like. Extra water means waiting extra long. If you don't mind the wait, I recommend adding it.

Once the water begins boiling, lower the heat a bit and pour in 1/2 cup of oats. Stir as needed. (Our stove is kind of crazy and the oatmeal always spills over if we don't lower the heat enough and stir well.) Cook the oatmeal according to directions on package - usually about 5 minutes - or until it reaches desired consistency.

Now pour your oatmeal into your prettiest bowl (cause everything tastes better in a pretty dish.)
This is the fun part - decorate your oatmeal! Slice the banana and arrange the pieces on your oatmeal. Then measure a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon of jelly and add that to your bowl. Last of all, sprinkle with cinnamon! Bon appetit!

I didn't add any sugar to my oatmeal - I rarely do - because I really don't think this needs it. However, you can add a sprinkle of sugar if you so desire. 

My oatmeal was so delicious and creamy. I never wanted the bowl to end. Mmmmm. So good.

Well, that's it! I hope you like this recipe and make this yummy breakfast. Please comment below and let me know if you try this recipe. I would love to hear your thoughts! And - if you haven't already - please subscribe to the blog to get more recipes delivered right to your inbox! Thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day and may God bless you always!

  • What's your favorite type oatmeal?
  • What do you look forward to on the weekend?


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful oatmeal! I will definitely be trying it! Thanks for sharing!