Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

There are few things better than peanut butter and bananas together. Except perhaps peanut butter and chocolate.

I blame My Mama for getting in this mindset. Not only is chocolate and peanut butter her thing. She also sent me a recipe for fried peanut butter and banana sammich this week. So what if it was in honor of the anniversary of Elvis’ death.

The Hubster’s dire hunger that reared its ugly head around 6pm + the incessant cravings for anything peanut butter + the need to find something for dinner STAT = a recipe I found over at Two Peas & Their Pod.

What ensued was a meal fit for a King. One that was so filling that you only need about 4 spoonfuls to be stuffed to the gills. And one that was so rich, it could be confused as dessert.

This meal also marked the first time I used my new oven. I even got to use two different settings.

Big. Night.


Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

A sweet and savory (and incredibly filling) oatmeal dish inspired by Two Peas and Their Pod.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk almond, rice, coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 bananas 1 sliced and 1 mashed
  • 1/4 cup of pecans
  • agave nectar


  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot.
  2. Add oats and salt. Stir.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for approximately 30 minutes or until oats start to thicken.
  4. Add in milk and vanilla extract. Stir together and cook for 10 more minutes.
  5. Add in mashed banana, peanut butter, and agave nectar (until desired sweetness is achieved). Stir to combine.
  6. Place oatmeal in oven safe bowls, and top with remaining slices of bananas and pecans.
  7. Place in oven and broil for 2-3 minutes. Just to toast pecans until golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
*If you need to avoid wheat and/or gluten, make sure to use certified gluten free oats.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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