Is there anything better than a warm piece of banana bread topped with peanut butter? Before this morning, I would have said no. But, then I discovered this…
When you can combine banana bread, peanut butter, AND oats, you know you’ve got something good. After waking up at 8 a.m. and immediately cleaning my entire apartment for an hour (no idea why), I was pretty hungry come 9:15 and I wanted something warm and filling since I was heading out for a run later.
And, I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but we are having absolutely AMAZING weather here today! It’s currently 65 degrees and sunny, which made for a perfect run. I wanted to just get out and get in some mileage while enjoying the day, and ended up completing 8 miles in just over an hour and two minutes — win!
Maybe my successful run had to do with my breakfast? If so, it’d be selfish not to share the recipe. Here you go!
Peanut butter banana bread bowl
- 1/4 cup of cooked steel cut oats (or 1/2 cup of quick cooking oatmeal, uncooked)
- 1 Tbsp. flaxmeal (ground flax seed)
- 1/3 c. milk of your choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond.)
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter
- Flax seed to top (optional)
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine oats, flaxmeal, milk, and banana. Stir together until well blended.
- Microwave for one minute and 15 seconds.
- Mix in peanut butter and top with flax seed, if desired.
How to “level up” this recipe:
- If you want to cut out some fats, try using PB2 or another peanut butter substitute.
- Stir in some honey, pure maple syrup, and/or cinnamon for added flavor!
How to “level down” this recipe:
- You could easily use an instant oatmeal packet (such as brown sugar & maple) for the oats.
- Chocolate chips — After it’s cooked, throw in a few chocolate chips. I’m sure it would be amazing!