This Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal is the ultimate bowl of goodness to kickstart your early mornings! Jam-packed with bold flavor, nutrients, and creaminess, these oats are not only made with all simple ingredients, but they can be whipped together in just a few short minutes or made overnight for easy meal prep throughout week. All vegan + gluten-free.
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Thank goodness that it's mid-way into the week! It's so crazy how quickly the Fall season is moving. Are you just as surprised as I am? Moreover, I'm just excited for all of the Thanksgiving deliciousness ahead. It's always a real treat working with Fall flavors! Besides, I'm super stoked about the Holiday season too! To kick things off in November, I'm happy to share this easy + delicious Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal with you!
It's definitely going to be a season of baking and more baking! Oh and not just ordinary baking, but decor will definitely be involved. The only downside with the holiday season in NYC is that it gets really, REALLY cold. Ahhh!
Oats are really great for breakfast, however, the Southern girl in me loves her pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, and the whole works! Haha. But when I do make oats, I really try to keep things interesting with flavor. Just try this Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal + Roasted Oranges for yourself.
Packed with great, bold flavor and nutrients, this protein oatmeal is a sure way to get your taste buds dancing and your tummy full for a few hours before needing another bite to eat. A win, win recipe and it’s dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free. Perfect for adults + kids. Makes for a great meal prep throughout the week.
When it comes to vegan milk options, there are so many possibilities. From oat milk (which I use in this recipe) soy milk to nut milk to the newest trend, potato milk, you can find a delicious plant-based option you love. And what makes these milks even better? You can make them from scratch at home! All of these dairy-free milk recipes will work for this creamy high-protein oatmeal recipe:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal. Everything from my fave baking sheet, dutch ovens, wooden spoons, high-powered blender, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
There are a few key ingredients in this warm Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal recipe that you may not usually use in your morning oatmeal. these make this bowl better for you and even tastier.
Of course, I always use Bob's Red Mill products when it comes to my flours, oats, and grains, so this recipe was no different.
Here's the list of ingredients to make Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal for breakfast today:
Oats are another superfood that’s great to start your day with. Rolled oats like the ones used in this recipe, are a healthy source of complex carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Other great benefits of oats, according to studies:
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
Of course, these Vegan Banana Pancakes are the true testament to just how delicious bananas and peanut butter can be. What better way to kick-start your day than with a stack of pancakes and a few slices of fruit and some good ole’ peanut butter sauce.
Have you ever had bananas that weren't fully ripe, but you were dying to make this oatmeal or something else like a bread? Well, I totally understand. I've definitely been there. Luckily, I've come across a few hacks to help you ripen your bananas if you're in a pinch and here's what you can do:
If you're looking to ripe your bananas more quickly for baking purposes then you can do one of the following:
Add crunch and texture to your Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal with your favorite toppings. I like to serve this bowl with:
Absolutely! Simply add all oatmeal ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). On the day of, top your overnight oats per the recipe and enjoy.
Yes! This Protein Peanut Butter Banana Chia Oatmeal recipe is totally gluten-free for my celiac friends out there. Be sure to buy oats that state "gluten-free" on the package. Some oats are GF and some are not, so pay attention when shopping! If you are not sensitive to gluten, you can use any variety of oats.
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Can you make these recipes using steel cut oatmeal instead and if yes how does or change the cooking time?
Hi Shefali! You sure can! When using Steel Oats, they will take a bit longer, around 30-40 minutes simmered until tender! 🙂
I love adding peanut butter to my oats. It tastes amazing!
Hi Lewis! Yes! I’ve been loving it too! Thanks so much for sharing!
Yummm! I'm always ready for a big bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit and chia! Just pinned this beautiful breakfast. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much, Traci! I am with ya on that one! I do hope that you enjoy it once you give it a try! 🙂
I love how elegant this looks but is so simple to make! The flavors definitely speak to me also!
Thanks so much, Shelby! The flavors really do burst in this dish! Just perfect!
How exciting about your magazine.
This looks like a very tasty bowl for a great start to the day, full of goodness and so easy to prepare.
Yes, it's so easy to prep and is just perfect and full of flavor! Thanks so much, Katherine! I'm so excited about doing this magazine as a Thank You to my readers!
I can't believe how quickly fall is coming! Ahhh. Even though I don't want summer to end, I am looking forward to warming and satisfying breakfasts like this. I love starting my day with PB and chia seeds!
Yes, I'm just as shocked as you are, Sues! But I am looking forward to warm bowls of this stuff daily and soups and chilis!