Peanut Butter Banana Oats

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There is a question that I frequently ponder. Who stays full on a packet of instant oatmeal?

Not I. Sometimes I’ll feel super full after I have a bowl of Quaker Lower Sugar Maple & Brown Sugar, and within an hour I am SO hungry. My body doesn’t do well on purely carbs, which is why I like to add extra protein, fiber, and good fats into my morning meal.

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The combination of 1 Tablespoon of Roundy’s Organic PB, a half cup of Old Fashioned Oats, and 1 T of flaxseeds amounts to 11.5 grams of protein, almost 8 g of fiber, and lots of omega-3 fatty acids (the good stuff!). On top of that, if you add some banana and protein powder, there is no way anyone is getting hungry before lunch.

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This bowl o’ oats is just the right balance of rich, creamy, and slightly sweet. In fact, it feels a little indulgent.

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Drizzle some extra peanut butter on top, and you’ve got yourself a morning treat that:
Packs in protein, healthy fats, and fiber
Fills you up
Satisfies your sweet tooth
Can be made in 5 minutes
Is vegan and gluten-free

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PEANUT BUTTER BANANA OATS (GF, V)

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time:  5 minutes
Yield:
 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 T peanut butter (optional: additional teaspoon for drizzling on top)
  • 1/2 or 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 T cinnaflax (or 1 T ground flax + cinnamon to taste)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-3 tsp. protein powder of choice (optional)

Directions:

  • Cook 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup coconut milk in microwave for ~3 minutes
  • Mash in banana
  • Stir in peanut butter, cinnaflax, vanilla, and protein powder
  • Drizzle additional peanut butter on top, if desired

What breakfast keeps you full all morning long?

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