Saturday, May 30, 2009

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Sometimes you don’t feel like making a big deal out of breakfast, even on the weekend. Today we decided to give the green smoothies a rest and have oatmeal.

Oatmeal is one of those foods that can be very bland. This lack of flavor can be good or bad. I like that oatmeal is a blank canvass onto which I can add a lot of other flavors.

Today’s oatmeal is sort of Elvis inspired with peanut butter and banana. The peanut butter adds protein and the banana is good for kidney health. As everyone who knows me knows I am fond of saying, “we are all about the kidney” in my house. Anything that helps with kidney health is very popular with me. Once I read that consuming bananas was associated with a reduction in the incidence of kidney cancer that meant bananas were going to show up nearly everyday in our meals. Hopefully you can’t over dose on bananas since I have tendency toward being all or nothing about things.

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal
Serves 1


1 cup of almond milk, unsweetened
½ cup of oatmeal
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
1 banana, sliced
1 teaspoon agave


Put almond milk, oatmeal, peanut butter and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until hot (this took 3 minutes in my microwave for 2 bowls). Remove the bowls from the microwave.

Top with banana slices and agave. Serve hot. Be certain to stir before eating.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 470.59
Calories From Fat (25%)- 118.22

Total Fat - 13.82g
Saturated Fat - 2.53g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 201.34mg
Potassium - 989.89mg
Total Carbohydrates - 76.4g
Fiber - 11.1g
Sugar - 26.05g
Protein - 17.86g


This is a nice filling breakfast that will stay with you for a while due to the carbs and fiber. I like the peanut butter and banana combination with a hint of cinnamon in the background. Some chopped peanuts would make a nice garnish if you have them.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I never thought of adding peanut butter to my oatmeal but this was a great idea.


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