Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan)
Start your morning with Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal for a healthy & delicious breakfast treat! This gluten-free and vegan oatmeal is sweetened with a ripe banana.
When I was younger, I did not like oatmeal…at all. All I had ever really tried was the instant packet variety which, in all it’s mushiness, didn’t really do anything for me. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens when my sister showed me how she makes her oatmeal – with rolled oats and sweetened with just a banana – that I finally started to appreciate it.
Now, I often crave a warm bowl of banana-sweetened oatmeal, especially on the upcoming cool fall mornings and cold winter days. But even with the still-warm weather, I can appreciate the deliciousness of a good bowl of oatmeal and it’s magical ability to keep me full for hours.
In this peanut butter + jelly oatmeal, I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats, which have the most delicious wholesome flavor. I adore Bob’s Red Mill oats (and all their products) because I know I can trust them to be certified gluten-free, and always of the highest quality.
All the dietary fiber in the gluten free rolled oats is key to keeping you full for a while, which makes it the perfect back-to-school breakfast. The kiddos need all the brain power they can get before those school days, and you don’t want that brain power focused on their grumbling tummies.
But even for all us adults, this peanut butter & jelly oatmeal is a wonderful fiber + protein packed breakfast, and makes a perfect post-workout refuel meal. Not to mention…it’s super delicious, and so easy to make – it won’t take more than 10 minutes, max!
A little bit of peanut butter is stirred into the banana-sweetened oatmeal, and then both peanut butter & jelly are swirled on top of the oatmeal as well. I sprinkled my oatmeal with some peanuts too, because I love a little crunch. You can skip them, or just use crunchy peanut butter.
This peanut butter & jelly oatmeal will make you feel reminiscent of your childhood lunchbox favorite! Along with this chocolate strawberry oatmeal and chocolate peanut butter oatmeal, it’s taking a firm place on my “favorite oatmeals” list – I hope it’ll make it on to yours, too. Enjoy!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- ⅓ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 medium ripe banana (mashed)
- ½ cup milk of choice (use non-dairy for vegan – I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (divided)
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jelly (use your favorite flavor!)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted peanuts (chopped)
- In a small saucepan, combine the oats, mashed banana, and milk. Simmer until milk has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning, about 5-8 minutes. Stir in one tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Place into a small bowl, swirl in the remaining peanut butter and jelly, and top with peanuts. Enjoy immediately!
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I never liked oatmeal, either! I loved the smell, so I would always “think” I did, but I really didn’t. Luckily, my tastes have changed and I love jazzing up oatmeal with fun ingredients. This pb&j version sounds SO good, Rachel! I would love this for breakfast today!
Thanks so much, Gayle!! :)
Banana sweetened things are just amazing! I really like oatmeal sometimes, but never when I make it myself… it’s strange. So I’ve gotta get someone to make this for me! :)
I love oatmeal if it’s flavored right and this one sounds perfect! Who could turn down a classic flavor combo!!
Right?! Thanks, Jen.
This looks so good to eat on a chilly morning, and love peanut butter and jelly together.
I was wondering if this could be made the night before and then reheated in the microwave and add the toppings then??
Hi Sheree! If you want to make them the night before, you can make them “overnight oats” style, no cooking required. Just stir together the banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, milk of choice, and oats and put them in a small jar or container with a lid. Store them in the fridge overnight and reheat in the morning! You may want to add a splash of milk in the morning too when reheating so it doesn’t dry out. Hope this helps :) enjoy!!
Oatmeal is the secret weapon that helps keep me full all morning during the school year! Without it, hanger would strike far too often lol! Love the classic pb & j combo!
This looks so yummy! What a great breakfast! Two of my daughters favorite things are oatmeal and pb&js so I know she’ll be all about this breakfast!
If she’s a fan, she’d adore them together!! Thanks so much, Alaina.
Hi, this recipe sounds so good! Gonna try it tomorrow! I was just wondering what kind of
glass container that is that you have the oatmeal in? It looks like the perfect size! Thanks !!
Hi Ivana – I hope you love it! It’s a Weck Jar. I believe that it’s this size (that’s an affiliate link). Enjoy :)