Peanut Butter in Oatmeal Easy Recipe

A bowl of hot Peanut Butter in Oatmeal is one of the easiest and most filling breakfasts you can make, especially when it Comes to peanut butter. This recipe shows you how to make the best and easiest peanut butter oatmeal in just 15 minutes, with directions for both  stovetop and microwave. Let us begin. 

How do I add peanut butter to oatmeal

The best time to add peanut butter to oatmeal is just before serving, when the oatmeal is ready, but before it cools.

Peanut Butter in Oatmeal Recipe
Peanut Butter in Oatmeal Recipe


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As you stir, the heat will help melt it so it mixes well with the oats and creates a silky smooth texture. This technique works with any type of peanut butter you have on hand, be it creamy, plain, or chunky. Of course, the chunky peanut butter adds some texture to the oatmeal, while the creamy peanut butter gives it a delicious, velvety feel. I make mine with both and love them for different reasons so take your pick! 

Which oatmeal is best?

The best oatmeal for peanut butter oatmeal is old-fashioned oatmeal. Often sold in large cardboard jars, this variety is widely available in grocery stores. If you like, you can use instant oatmeal instead of oatmeal. Oatmeal, but remember that they cook faster, so you may need to adjust the cooking time a bit. Instant oatmeal also tends to be a bit softer than regular oatmeal, so  be prepared for a slightly different texture. In this  recipe, avoid using rolled oats, which take much longer to cook.

More information: 

What is the difference between oatmeal, oatmeal and instant? 

3 Tips for Making the Best Peanut Butter Oatmeal 

Before you head into the kitchen to make this recipe, keep these tips in mind. 

1. Don’t forget the salt. The kosher salt in this recipe helps balance the sweetness of the maple syrup or honey and enhances the flavor of the oatmeal.

2. Let  the oats rest. After cooking the oatmeal in the liquid, let it sit for five minutes before adding the peanut butter. The oatmeal will absorb a significant amount of liquid during this time and continue to cook, so don’t rush. The oatmeal will look very watery at first, but  will soak up the remaining liquid during this rest period. Play around with the recipe.

3. Consider this recipe as a rough guide to making peanut butter oatmeal and adapt as you like. 

  • Do you like your oatmeal sweeter? 

          Add more maple syrup or honey! 

  • You like it a little looser? 

          Add more milk or water!


  • 1/2 cups milk or water
  • Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Topping options: walnuts, sliced ​​banana, fresh berries, jam or more peanut butter


In a medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups milk or water, 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, and 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt  and bring to a boil over high heat. 
Reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer. 
Add 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats and stir to combine. 
Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats have absorbed about 2/3 of the liquid, 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes. 
It will still look very fluid.
Remove the pot from the heat, cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Uncover, add 2 tablespoons peanut butter and stir until well combined. Serve immediately with toppings of your choice.


Microwave: To prepare these oatmeal in the microwave, combine  milk or water, maple syrup or honey, kosher salt, and oatmeal in a large microwaveable bowl. 
(The oatmeal will bubble  a lot, so make sure you use a large enough bowl.) Stir  and make sure the oatmeal is completely submerged in the liquid. Microwave on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, until bubbles and oats absorb about 2/3 of the liquid.
(The oatmeal will still look very runny this point.) Let the oatmeal sit for5 minutes in the microwave. Add the peanut butter and stir to combine.
Storage: Leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
As you reheat, add more milk or water to  thin  the oats as needed.

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