Creamy Coconut Peanut Butter Oats

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Really, peanut butter at any time of the day is good, but peanut butter, oats and banana = a match made in heaven….and straight up first thing in the morning? What a great way to start the day :) Delicious and sooo filling, this keeps me going until lunch time. Please see my notes at the bottom regarding servings.

Ingredients:Creamy Coconut Peanut Butter Oats

330g raw rolled oats

200ml of Coconut cream

3 Medium sized bananas – sliced into 2cm pieces

3 Scoops of vanilla protein powder (optional, but I like the flavour it adds not to mention the protein content)

3 Tablespoons of 100% peanut butter

2 Tablespoons of black chia seeds

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Sprinkle of nutmeg

Dash of sea salt

1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil (for heating)

4-5 Cups of water (to add to pot throughout cooking)

Instructions:

Heat coconut oil in a large pot on medium – high heat and add sliced banana with 1-2 tablespoons of water to ensure the banana doesn’t stick to the bottom of pot. Reduce heat to medium. Stir for 3 – 5 minutes until the banana starts to soften and becomes gooey.

Add peanut butter and stir until peanut butter has melted. Now mix through the chia seeds and oats. Fold the banana/peanut butter mixture into the oats/chia seeds whilst pouring in the coconut cream. Add 2 cups of water to help combine. Let mixture thicken and water dissolve.

Stir through the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and if required add another cup of water if mixture starts to stick to the bottom of the pot. The main thing you want to achieve is a thick mixture without anything stick to the pot.

Now add the protein powder with another 2 cups of water and fold powder into oats mixture. Bring to a light boil so mixture thickens even more then reduce to a simmer.

Keep stirring to thicken up the mixture for approx 5-10min.

This mixture makes 5 serves. I cook this pot up on a Sunday and separate it into 5 containers for breakfast during the week. I add about 3/4 cup of water and heat in the microwave before eating so it creates more of a runny mixture. Oats harden up in the fridge so I find adding the water before heating solves this plus feels like you’re eating more.

You can serve immediately as it is or add toppings such as extra banana, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, more peanut butter, more cinnamon or almond milk.

Mmmmmm. Enjoy :D