Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a hearty breakfast that is packed with peanut butter and is ready in 3 minutes. With added peanut butter flavor thanks to some PBfit powder, this peanut butter and oatmeal combination is the perfect way to start your day!

Looking for more tasty and easy oatmeal recipes? I got you! Try my Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, and Almond Joy Oatmeal recipes! Do you love this peanut butter oatmeal recipe but want a kick of chocolate in there? Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal recipe! Like I said, I got you! 😉

Peanut Butter Oatmeal topped with chopped peanuts in a tan bowl on a brown plate.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Chock full of peanut butter flavor. This peanut butter oatmeal is packed with peanut butter flavor. This recipe uses peanut butter and PBfit powder. Doubling in on that delicious peanut butter flavor!
  • Healthy peanut butter oatmeal. Using the PBfit powder helps up the peanut butter flavor while keeping the oatmeal low in fat and low in calories. PBfit is 1/3 of the calories of peanut butter and over 80% less fat than peanut butter. 
  • Hearty breakfast in 3 minutes. I love a quick and easy microwave oatmeal recipe because it is a great way to get in a protein-packed breakfast without having to slave away in the kitchen to make it! In just 3 minutes, these peanut butter oats come together so quick and will keep you full longer!

Ingredient Notes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal ingredients in glass bowls on a tan marble background.
  • Rolled Oats: Be sure to used rolled oats and not steel cut oats. Steel cut oats in the microwave would require longer time and more water. Rolled oats will also give you a better textured oatmeal than if you used instant oats, which are much smaller. 
  • PBfit: This is essentially pressed and powdered peanuts. It is 1/3 of the calories of regular peanut butter and over 80% less fat. This is a great PBfit oatmeal recipe!
  • Water: The oats soak up the water while cooking in the microwave which is how we get a creamy oatmeal texture. You may use milk here if you’d like.
  • Peanut Butter: Use either creamy or chunky based on your preference. You can also use natural peanut butter if preferred. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Cook the oats. Stir the oats, PBfit and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-1.5 minutes.
  1. Add in the peanut butter. Remove the peanut butter oats from the microwave and stir in the peanut butter. Top with chopped peanuts (if desired) and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

Add some sliced banana on top for a bit of fresh fruit. Or if you’re a peanut butter and jelly fan, add slices of fresh strawberries! 

Would you rather have peanut butter overnight oats? Stir the oats, water and PBfit together and store in an airtight container or covered mason jar in the fridge overnight. Stir in the peanut butter in the morning. If you want it warm, microwave prior to adding the peanut butter. 

Add the peanut butter in after microwaving, not before. You want to cook out the water in the microwave so the peanut butter doesn’t get all liquidy. 

The oatmeal with PBfit will thicken as it cools. If you want a runnier oatmeal add a few more tablespoons of water to the mixture before microwaving.

For an extra peanut butter kick and to make things super fancy, drizzle melted peanut butter overtop!

Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing

Make this oatmeal ahead of time if you’d like! It will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Add a splash of milk or water and reheat in the microwave. 

To freeze, let cool completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the fridge overnight. You can also freeze the cooked peanut butter oatmeal in a muffin tin and then store the frozen oatmeal muffin tin-sized servings in a plastic bag in the freezer.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal topped with chopped nuts and melted peanut butter.

FAQs

Is this oatmeal recipe healthy?

Yes it is! It’s packed with protein and yet is low in fat and calories. This is thanks to the peanut butter (protein) and PBfit (protein, + low in calories and low in fat). 

Can I use chunky peanut butter? 

Yes you can! Feel free to use chunky peanut butter, creamy peanut butter or natural peanut butter in this recipe. 

What goes with peanut butter oatmeal?

Chocolate chips or slices of fresh banana or slices of fresh strawberries would go great with easy peanut butter oatmeal! 

Can I make this oatmeal on the stove? 

Yes you can! Instead of microwaving, simply cook the oats on the stove until they’ve reach your desired consistency. Then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal in a ceramic bowl topped with drizzled peanut butter and chopped peanuts.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal in a bowl on a tan marble background.
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5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

This healthy and creamy peanut butter oatmeal is a delicious way to start your day.
Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 3 mins
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats - NOT steel cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons PB Fit - or other powdered peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter - creamy or chunky
  • 1 tablespoon dry roasted peanuts - for topping, optional

Instructions
 

  • Stir the oats, pb fit and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-1.5 minutes. 
  • Remove from the microwave and stir in the peanut butter. Top with chopped peanuts (if desired) and enjoy!

Notes

The oatmeal thickens as it cools. If you want a runnier oatmeal add a few more tablespoons of water to the mixture before microwaving.
For an extra peanut butter kick and to make things super fancy, drizzle melted peanut butter overtop, slices of fresh bananas or fresh strawberries or some chocolate chips. 
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. 

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 47g (16%)Protein: 22g (44%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 3g (15%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 368mg (15%)Potassium: 453mg (13%)Fiber: 9g (36%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 50IU (1%)Calcium: 54mg (5%)Iron: 3mg (17%)
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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