Last Updated on October 8, 2020
The clean eating peanut butter oatmeal recipe I'm presenting you today is one of my favorite breakfast treats. I only recommend it to enjoy, if you feel that you “deserve” it. What do I mean by this? I'll explain it in a minute.
One of my central goals on leanjumpstart is helping you to manage your weight with smart habits. Eating a filling breakfast each day is a crucial habit. The question is, what kind of breakfast?
This fiber-rich breakfast keeps you satisfied longer
The great thing about this high fiber breakfast is that the combination of oatmeal and peanut butter will keep you satisfied longer. As long as you take this satiation effect to your advantage it is no problem. Just eat in consequence a bit less throughout the day and you are fine. Or maybe you've had an exhausting workout in the morning, then again this homemade oatmeal comes handy.
A seldom treat for the 80/20 clean eating lifestyle
I would not recommend this oatmeal bowl however on a daily basis if you need to drop some pounds. And yes, consuming nut butter oatmeal in excess will inevitably lead to weight gain. If you are an advocate of my 80/20 clean eating lifestyle then 20% gives you some room for seldom treats. The here presented breakfast with peanut butter IS such a seldom treat.
And now without further ado here comes the simple recipe.Print
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe
A delicious and very filling breakfast
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons clean, creamy peanut butter (check out my clean brand recommendations below)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Bring water and salt to a boil (in a small saucepan).
- Stir in rolled oats.
- Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Combine immediately all ingredients in a bowl or pot and stir until well combined.
- You can optionally add some apple chunks, banana slices or dark chocolate chips
- If you want it creamier you might want to add some almond milk
- Serving Size: 2
Natural peanut butter benefits
This amazing nut butter is not only calorie-loaded but also rich in nutrients. A quality nut butter contains many simple polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B3, protein and zinc. Especially for the bodybuilder, peanut butter is an important source of healthy protein and fat.
35% of the consumed calories derive from unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. According to evidence-based studies, fat from unsaturated fatty acids found in nuts, olive oil or rapeseed oil is much healthier than fat from saturated fatty acids like bacon or margarine.
How to choose the best peanut butter?
It is not easy to find a natural, clean and vegan butter. Most of them are loaded with corn syrup, sugar, and additives. The shorter the ingredient list, the better. Ideally, you find one with 1 single ingredient: peanut butter! If you don't have to watch your salt intake, then brands with added salt are ok too. Here are some clean peanut butter brands for your convenience. Most of them you can buy online (see my picks below!):
- Trader Joe’s Organic
- Adam’s Peanut Butter
- 365 (Whole Foods store brand)
Fiber-rich breakfast: Integral part of 52 Chef Habits
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