Peanut Butter Banana Steel Cut Oats

Melanie Lorick
by Melanie Lorick
2 cups
13 min

A comforting oatmeal recipe is a wonderful tool to have in reserves, and this steel cut oatmeal fulfills several requirements. First, the banana and plant-based milk combination delivers a creamy texture and more full-bodied flavor - like you would find in delicious slice of banana bread. Not only does the creaminess complement the steel cut oat texture, but the pure vanilla extract and pure maple syrup merge with the banana for a subtle sweetness without the need for refined sugars. My favorite part? Peanut butter swirled throughout makes it even more flavorful…which is hard to surpass.

You’ll be dreaming of this recipe each night, which makes it a little easier to wake up in the morning.

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Peanut Butter Banana Steel Cut Oats
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 8 Minutes Total time: 13 min
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  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking steel cut oats
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoons plant-based milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • pinch of kosher salt

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the pinch of salt.
Once the water is boiling, pour in the steel cut oats and mashed banana. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Allow to cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the oats absorb the water, and have a creamy consistency, add the remaining ingredients: milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and peanut butter. Stir to incorporate and heat through (simmer for a few more minutes).
Serve warm and top with hemp seeds, if desired.
  • You are welcome to use long cooking oats. I would suggest adding the banana closer to the end of the cooking time (about 10 minutes), if you go this route.
  • You can substitute with the nut butter of your choosing.
Melanie Lorick
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