I love breakfast food. We typically have breakfast for dinner at least three times a month, I try for once a week, but my husband isn’t a huge fan. I have always been a big lover of syrup, so anything I can eat syrup on is usually on my list of breakfasts. I had a baby recently and I am breastfeeding, so dieting isn’t really an option that I want to pursue, but eating healthier is something I am trying to do. Unfortunately, sugary and syrupy food is not the healthiest food, but I have found some healthy and yummy alternatives.
One of my favorite go-to breakfasts right now is peanut butter and banana oatmeal, and oatmeal is supposed to be good for lactation, so it is a win-win. I work out in the morning when I wake up, usually after a large glass of lemon water. After working out I am usually starving, so that’s when I will eat breakfast.
This oatmeal is perfect because it has the carbs you need to keep your energy up and the peanut butter provides the protein you need after a workout. I do not put sugar in it even though I would love to lol, but I do sweeten it with some honey and flavor it with cinnamon. Plus, the peanut butter I use is honey roasted peanut butter and has a sweet taste to it. You can make this with whatever fruit you like, I just prefer bananas and always have them around because the kids eat them every day. I have used strawberries and blueberries though, both taste good.
Let’s get to the oatmeal making J! So, the first thing you’ll do is put one cup of milk in s pot set to high heat. I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any milk you use works fine.
I do also add a splash on vanilla extract to the milk, it helps me not want to add a ton of sugar to it lol. I just pour a little in, I would say it probably amounts to 1/8 to ¼ tsp.
Once your milk is boiling, and you will want to keep a close eye on that because I cannot tell you how many times I have been distracted by the kids or on the phone with my sister and suddenly hear sizzling liquid to find my stovetop covered in frothy milk. So, once it is boiling immediately turn the heat to medium and pour ½ cup of oats in.
I let that cook for five minutes, stirring pretty frequently. You’ll know when it is done because the oatmeal will be creamy looking. If it looks too dry then you cooked it too long and adding a splash of milk will help.
So, before I even put it in the bowl I add in 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter, ½ tablespoon of honey, and a few sprinkles of cinnamon and stir it up.
Pour your oatmeal into your bowl.
Then, slice up one banana and throw it on top or on the side. I usually drizzle a little honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top of the banana, but you don’t have to because the oatmeal is flavored pretty well already.
And there you have it, yummy peanut butter and banana oatmeal!
Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal
- 1 C Almond Milk
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 C Oats
- 1 TBSP Honey Roasted Peanut Butte
- 1/2 TBSP Honey
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Banana