Peanut Butter Steel Cut Oats

***Can be prepared the night before

¼ cup steel cut oats, dry

¾ cup water

1 tbsp peanut butter

2 ounces milk


Pinch of sea salt

1 medium banana

1. The night before, bring the steel cut oats, salt, cinnamon and water to a boil on the stove. Reduce to a simmer and let cook for about 15 minutes or so until all the water has absorbed into the oats. Remove and put in a tupperware and set in the fridge.

2. In the morning take out the tupperware and add 2 ounces milk to the cold oats. Add 1 chopped banana and heat for 45 seconds in the microwave. Stir and then let it go for 45 seconds more or until hot and creamy.

3. Stir in the peanut butter and enjoy!

370 calories/11 grams of fat



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    March 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I love putting nut butters in my steel cut oats as well!! And I should definitely try making it the night before (or a big batch on the weekend)… makes me have no excuse not to have a healthy breakfast.

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    August 25, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    I am trying this tomorrow with my Dark Chocolate Dreams from the Peanut Butter Co. I just bought some yesterday, and it’s soo good, and would be great with the banana!

    I never thought to make the oats the night before, which is silly of me! 🙂

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    May 25, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Hi Jenna,
    Just came across your nice blog. It’s packed with lots of interesting recipes. Thanks for the oats recipe. I used to do something similar for breakfast. The banana and peanut butter do really add an additional flavor. I also add chocolate powder. Haven’t tried the cinnamon though. Good work and good continuity with the site.

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    July 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I love this method! It’s so filling, and the PB flavor really comes through.

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    September 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    This is also my favorite breakfast. Looks like we have a lot in common. Thanks for a refreshing, healthy, inspiring blog.

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    October 22, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I saw a mention of your blog in my new Self magazine (or was it Fitness? I cant remember now!). I love your site and all your recipes. I went out yesterday and bought stuff to make the PB Steel cut oats, but i bought fresh almond butter instead (i got to watch it being ground up on the spot!). I made it for breakfast this mornign and love it! Going to try some of your other recipes also!

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    November 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    OMG this sounds yummy… except I used “Almond Budder”‘s Almond butter with honey+ground flax instead of the PB…. OMG it was sooooooooo good! I love Oatmeal (McCanns 5 minute Steel cut oats is the answer to my ‘quick steel cut oats’ prayers) AND I love AB seperately, but never thought to combine them :D….

    Also, I added unsweetened dried cranberries instead of the banana and it was just as awesome! Mmmmmmmmmm I want onw nowww even though it’s 3:30pm out here and I’m at work! Lol

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    July 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    My husband is a very busy resident and struggles to get a good breakfast in the morning before a long day of surgery. I’m going to try this. If it is already made, there really is no reason for him to get off to a good start in the morning. I’m sure my 16 month old will love it too. Thanks for this recipe!

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    August 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    This recipe looks GREAT! I love steel cut oats and just bought a whole bunch! Thanks so much!

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    August 22, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Tried this on my first ever batch of steel cut oats–used 1/3 cup oats to 1 cup water and followed your directions to a T, except for the peanut butter. The result was good, but I’m looking for a way for the oats to absorb a ton of the liquid–I really like thick thick oats! So I think next time I’ll try cooking them the old-fashioned, slave-over-the-stove way. I get up with plenty of time to spare anyway 🙂

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    David Reyes
    August 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Jenna, I like your web site and appreciate who your worth is in. Jesus is the answer! One of my favorite songs to minister with is In Christ Alone Michael English style. And it’s good to see the Lord has placed missions in your heart for reaching out.
    As for the food topic, I usually make a gallon of steel cut oats for bulk needs that I can later scoop out to heat up in a pan with butter or a pot with some filtered water. I alternate each week with Quinoa. I use both with berries in the morning & almond milk.
    And occasionally lunch with a gluten free precooked pancake and almond milk. If I want a kicker I add 16 grams of protein to the almond milk for a high protein meal. May God continue to highly bless you as you minister and bless others. David

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    David Reyes
    August 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    By the way Steel Cut Oats by Bob’s Mills at Costco is real reasonable.

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