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Yep – another non-traditional take on peanut butter and jelly. 😛 After I spent so much time extolling the virtues of PB&J in last Friday’s PB&J Fried Taco post, surely you aren’t surprised. Today’s recipe is a great way to wake up your breakfast routine! Creamy peanut butter oatmeal with sliced strawberries is an exciting way to start the day. I just topped the oatmeal with sliced fresh strawberries, but if you prefer more of a cooked jam flavor, chop the strawberries up and cook them with the oatmeal.
More of an overnight oatmeal person? I’ve given a suggestion for an overnight oatmeal version in the printable recipe below. I’ve become more of a hot oatmeal person lately for some reason. Partly because I usually forget to mix something up the night before. Partly because I just like something hot to eat in the morning. There’s something much cozier about hot oatmeal, especially if I eat it in on the couch in my pajamas while reading The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Since Trim Healthy Mama advocates separating carbs and fats for the best metabolism boost, I used defatted peanut flour for the peanut butter flavor in this oatmeal. Defatted peanut flour is just what it sounds like – flour made from peanuts with the fat removed. It gives you a lovely peanut butter flavor without added fats to clash with the carbs from the oatmeal! I personally prefer this brand of defatted peanut flour from Amazon. I’ve tried the Trim Healthy Mama brand as well, but it has a bitter note to it (according to my taste buds, that is).
iHerb is actually the cheapest source for this defatted peanut flour, so if you have other things to order from there (to make shipping worthwhile), click here for their peanut flour. Check out my “Starting THM” page for a list of other THM-friendly items you can purchase from iHerb!
Since oatmeal has some protein of its own you’re not required to add an additional protein source, but if you find that a bowl of oatmeal doesn’t stick to your ribs for 3 hours until your next meal, feel free to stir in a tablespoon or two of collagen! Stirring some egg whites into the hot oatmeal would work as well.
For some flavor variation, you could always add a little cocoa powder for a chocolate-covered PB&J taste. If that sounds too adventurous, you could omit the strawberries and enjoy a chocolate peanut butter bowl of oatmeal.
I really do love oatmeal. In fact, I have it most mornings for breakfast. You can find many of my favorite oatmeal variations in my Breakfast recipe picture index. Try…
- Easy Chocolate Oatmeal (what I have most mornings)
- My Fave Overnight Oatmeal
- Creamy Maple and “Brown Sugar” Oatmeal
As always, check out the Notes section of the recipe for extra info. Check out the links in and below the recipe to see the products I use and recommend. Some of the links included in the recipe and blog post are affiliate links, which means that if you make purchases through these links, I make a small commission to help defray the costs of running this blog (at no extra charge to you). Thanks for your help!
You may also enjoy:
- Starting THM
- my recipe index
- my recipes grouped by fuel type, allergy info, and theme
- all my strawberry recipes
- all my peanut butter recipes
- Microwave the oats and water for 3 minutes or until soft. (Alternatively you could cook them on the stovetop until the desired consistency is achieved.)
- Whisk in the almond milk, peanut flour, salt, and stevia. Top with sliced strawberries and enjoy!
- To make the strawberries more of a jam-like consistency, mash them up and cook them with the oats and water in the first step.
- To make this an overnight oatmeal, try omitting the cooking step and adding a scant ½ tsp. glucomannan. Shake all the ingredients together in a pint-sized jar with a lid and refrigerate overnight.
For a twist, feel free to add some cocoa powder.
- Defatted Peanut Flour (Amazon)
- Defatted Peanut Flour (iHerb)
- THM Defatted Peanut Flour
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Glucomannan (Amazon)
- Great Lakes Collagen
- THM Integral Collagen
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