First off, I’m going to have to say something about these photos. Clearly the bananas didn’t get the memo that they’re fruit, and not reflector shields.
Moving on from the weirdness of my banana slices, this is honestly one of my favorite oatmeals in the whole world. And I’m someone who eats a ton of oatmeal. A ton.
When I think of this this oatmeal as ‘totally exciting’, I’m not kidding. Sure, peanut butter is plenty exciting by itself. But once you’ve added the banana, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts and granola, you’ve got total excitement!
I was tempted to throw on some chocolate chips and sprinkles too, but that may have been excitement overload. So much excitement that I would’ve exploded into a million pieces like a cartoon robot.
If you don’t have steel-cut oats, substitute either 1 cup of rolled oats (which take around 5 minutes to cook). Alternatively, if you do have steel-cut oats but are feeling impatient, try turning them into Quick-Cooking Steel-Cut Oats.
Technically, you could use any granola instead of Peanut Butter Granola (Oil-Free). But damn, I love that granola!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup steel-cut oats
- Pinch of salt
- 3 - 4 tablespoons peanut butter*
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 - 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- ¼ cup Peanut Butter Granola (Oil-Free), or more
- In a saucepan, bring the almond milk and water to a boil, and then turn down the heat to medium-low. Add the steel-cut oats and salt, and stir well. Stir in the peanut butter and cinnamon.
- Steel-cut oatmeal generally takes 20 - 30 minutes to cook. As it’s cooking, add more almond milk if it looks as though the oatmeal is drying out.
- When the oatmeal is close to being ready, slice the banana. Stir in most of the banana slices, reserving some for the topping. Add the vanilla extract.
- When you are pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, divide it between two bowls. Top each oatmeal with the reserved banana slices, as well as chopped walnuts, raisins and granola. Enjoy!