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This amazing, peanut butter oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for peanut butter lovers!!

I don’t know about you, but peanut butter is pretty close to heaven for me. If I’m in the right mood, nothing other than peanut butter will do. I mean, what’s not to love?

The funny party is, I don’t feel the same way about peanuts. But turn them into butter and YUM!!!

I love peanut butter in my morning oatmeal. It’s extra protein and the flavor is incredible! Add a little sweetener and it’s something pretty close to a peanut butter cookie. And who wouldn’t want THAT for breakfast???

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe

You can adjust the amount of peanut butter any way you like. But I have found that two tablespoons makes for the perfect cookie flavor.

In fact, if you are looking for some extra protein, you can mix in some egg or egg white just after turning off the heat on the oats. Stir fast! A whisk is best, and no. You can’t taste the egg at all!

So go ahead, give it a try! Have a “peanut butter cookie” for breakfast!

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe Ready To Eat


While peanut butter is somewhat high in fat, it has other qualities that make it pretty darn healthy, providing you don’t have a peanut allergy, of course. Oats and peanut butter together make a very filling breakfast that will keep you full pretty well into lunch time!


Peanut butter isΒ  pretty healthy stuff. It’s best qualities are…

  • The fat it contains is healthy fat.
  • It has a nice dose of protein.
  • It’s low in carbs.
  • Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Gives you a moderate but nice serving of fiber too.


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Clean Eating Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

If you're a peanut butter fan, you'll flip over this easy oatmeal recipe!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked oats (I cooked mine with unsweetened almond milk instead of water)
  • 2 tbsp. clean peanut butter (see link above)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. honey


  • Cook oats to package directions.
  • Make sure your oats are nice and warm so everything melts nicely.
  • Combine all ingredients in a pot or bowl and mix until well combined.


Please note that the data below is a ballpark figure. Exact nutrition data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2.1mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 10/22/10.

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  1. Kimberly Coggan says:

    I have really grown to love pumpkin oatmeal as the weather has grown colder!

  2. Shelly Hawes-Smith says:

    Yum! I’m going to try this! I like a little maple syrup in my oatmeal alog with walnuts or almonds for a little crunch.

  3. I would have to say that my favorite oatmeal flavor is plain oats mixed with almond butter, cinnamon and sometimes a sprinkling of chopped dark chocolate on top. I also like oatmeal with pumpkin and a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice and raisins and/or pecans. I am so ready for breakfast now (although I have been known to eat oatmeal for dinner and for snacks)!

  4. I like to put apples, cinnamon and agave nectar in mine. Or just some dried cranberries in the last minute of cooking so all of the flavor comes out, with a little bit of agave.

  5. Ellen Kelly says:

    My favorite oatmeal is rolled oats and I add my own cinnamon to it. Yum.

  6. Love oatmeal with PB in it!!

  7. Well, guess what? My favorite oatmeal flavor is actually peanut butter:).

  8. Mmmmm… peanut butter in my oatmeal. I’ve never thought to add cinnamon to it….I’ll have to try that.

  9. I take some frozen berries and I mix it with my old fashioned oats then I just add honey and cinnamon. The more variety of berries the better and my family loves it.

  10. I enjoy oats with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla (and sometimes I’ll drizzle maple syrup over the top)! Quite yummy!!

  11. Mmmm…. anything with peanut butter has got to be good! I am afraid peanut butter is an addictive favorite of mine!

  12. I eat oats everyday, but i’ve never tried Coachs.

    My favorites would probably have to be pumpkin, carrot cake, or pb chocolate

  13. Heather Kramer says:

    That looks like something I could love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Heather Kramer says:

    Looks like I need to get more creative!

  15. Shanika Hewitt says:

    My favorite oatmeal is steel cut oats with bananas, blueberries and cranberries. I love the texture that the banana makes.

  16. My favorite oatmeal flavor is apple cinnamon.

  17. I am so making this for breakfast for my family tomorrow morning. You have so many great recipes on your site! I see you have a dessert cookbook out, are you planning a cookbook for non-dessert recipes???

  18. I love to put necatrines in my oatmeal, along with a little cinnamon and honey! I am going to give this peanut butter recipe a try though, and I liked the idea of pumpkin too!:)

  19. This time of year I love putting diced apples in my oatmeal (always steel cut) with a sprinkling of slivered almonds and touch of honey or agave nectar. I love the crunch of the apples and almonds and the non-overwhelming sweetness of the dish.

  20. Tanisha Zakis says:

    Sounds DELISH!!!! Two of my favorites have come together, can’t wait to try it this weekend πŸ™‚

  21. I just had oatmeal this morning! Not Coach’s Oats though…I don’t think they sell that in Canada. I had mine with a bit of cinnamon, bananas, raisins and dried canberries. Yum! Very filling and tasty.

  22. This kind of oatmeal sounds amazing!! I love peanut butter and can’t wait to try it! (probably tomorrow morning!) normally, I just have plain oatmeal with raspberries and hazelnuts in it. Yummy!

  23. I love oatmeal-it’s my favorite food and if I don’t start my day with it, I feel out of sorts all day! There are so many ways to delicious ways to make oatmeal, and the add-ins are endless. Right now I’m hooked on pumpkin oats. Yum!

  24. I have never heard of Coach’s Oats before. My favorite breakfast lately has been raw oats soaked overnight in almond milk, with some protein powder, chia seed and a few varied items. I have been loving this, and thinking I was having a raw breakfast. (Not eating a raw diet, just trying to incorporate more raw.) But now I have learned that most oats are steamed during processing. πŸ™ Oh well, it is still delicious! And I would love to try Coach’s.

  25. Oh my that sounds good. I’d leave out the sweetener though since I don’t sweeten cereal, coffee or tea. My friend makes it with raisins and other dried fruit (chopped into little bits) right in the milk or Silk (unsweetened) used for cooking. It’s more than sweete enough without adding anything else.
    I’ve never heard of Coach’s Oats. It is a new product or a west coast thing? I’ll look for it when I go shopping next time.

  26. My favorite way to have my (steel cut) oatmeal is with some ground flax, cinnamon, some honey, and I cube up some yummy macs apples in there and yum so good! I will be hunting down the oatmeal mentioned as my girls prefer the instant oatmeal texture and although I by the natural with no sugar, I would prefer them to have some with more nutrition. I am going to have to try this recipe out sounds yummy too.

  27. trude wofford says:

    my fav is peanut butter and a spoonful of tapn’apple spread ( it only has 2 ing on the label, apples and apple cider ) mmmmm so good

  28. I put a TB of vanilla and sprinkle cinnamon in the boiling water while the oats cook. Then I add one diced apple,, 1/4 raisins, 2TB of walnuts, and some ground flax. Recently we made out own apple butter and I added a TB of that – YUM

  29. I’ve been doing peanut butter oatmeal for some time now. I put in a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, about a quarter-cup of soy milk, and a sliced banana. Delicious!

  30. I like adding cocoa powder and a mashed banana to my oats πŸ™‚

  31. I like apples and cinnamon!! Never tried PB in my oats but what the heck. I’ve never seen Coach’s oats tho, maybe is regional somewhere else?

  32. Stephanie says:

    My favorite oatmeal has a little maple syrup in it & is topped with fresh peaches and a spoonful of plain yogurt! It’s fantastic. Can’t wait to try peanut butter!!

  33. I love hearty oats! My favorite “flavor” is to add slivered almonds to the oats while they’re cooking (with some almond milk substituting for water), and stir in a touch of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon along with a little sweetener (agave, molasses, brown rice syrup, whatever is on hand) near the end of cooking. Wonderful stuff, that.

  34. I like my oats with cinnamon and raisns or craisns

  35. i love oatmeal with raspberries, peanut butter and cacoa (?) nibs…sooooo good!

  36. This week we made peanut butter oatmeal with steel cut oats and some peanut flour ( found at Trader Joe’s and the stats are wonderful…great protein content).

    This morning we had oatmeal with cinnamon and pumpkin mixed in.

    I would say our favorite staples for oatmeal flavors are apple cinnamon, and maple.

    Thanks for the consideration of trying the new Coach’s oats πŸ™‚

  37. I am kinda boring…I love a little maple syrup, chopped walnuts and blueberries OR blackberries OR strawberries. YUM!

  38. Lita Llewellyn says:

    I LOVE this recipe! I just found some fantastic organic smooth Peanut butter and wanted to try it and this was sooooooo delicious! I also added some strawberries and cooked them in. Not only was the taste fantastic but I felt amazing after eating it! Thanks so much for all you do and taking the time to share it with us!

  39. Sandy McMillion says:

    Applesauce, cinnamon and raisins.

  40. Joan VanCourt says:

    I like a high fiber cinnamon oatmeal. Never tried adding peanut butter, but I will give anything a try. I love oatmeal, especially Bob’s Red Mill Steel cut oats. Thanks for the chance to try a different oatmeal.

  41. I love adding frozen blueberries and diced frozen peaches to my oatmeal with some lemon extract! So good! And fyi… love your savory oatmeal recipe! I’m addicted to it!

    1. Raisins, 2/3c oatmeal, 2 to 3 tbs peanut butter, olive oil or butter, powered whey, red yeast cover with blue berries and polish off with vanilla extract. Microwave 3 to 4 mins I use frozen blueberries. I use 4 packets of splenda. But I see more to add πŸ™‚ I live for mornings.

  42. great recipe followed by more! look forward to trying pb oatmeal and pumpkin spice. ty all for sharing πŸ™‚

  43. TwoDiffSocks says:

    my fave is bananas & flaked unsweetened coconut….if i’m gonna “indulge” this is where i’m gonna do it πŸ˜‰

  44. Okay, this might sound kind of gross, but hear me out…
    I put olive oil and sea salt on my oats. That’s it. :O
    See, I weaned myself off of adding sugar to my oats by using banana and peanut butter. Then I just added peanut butter. Then I started adding peanut butter and salt. Then one morning I decided to add butter and salt, because I wasn’t in the mood for peanut butter. The butter was a little gross (tasty, but made my stomach feel gross, is what I mean), so the next time I made oats I tried it with olive oil.
    It is SOO good. It tastes like pasta, honestly. People react negatively when I tell them what I put on my oats but it’s sooo delicious.

    I bet it’d be even more delicious with Coach’s Oats. Hint, hint. πŸ˜‰

  45. Cannot wait to try this recipe…will be doing it first thing in the morning! I love my oatmeal with agave nectar and bananas!

  46. I love apple cinnamon, although sometimes I just enjoy plain with a touch of salt!

  47. While I love apple cinnamon oatmeal, my new favorite has been berry oatmeal (thick-cut rolled oats cooked in skim milk with ground flax meal, fresh strawberry slices, blueberries, raspberries and a drizzle of agave nectar mixed in). Yummy!

    I’m trying the peanut butter oatmeal in the morning!

  48. Lately I’ve been mixing my oats with dried cranberries, cinnamon, a little sweetener (whatever I have handy), and almond slivers. It’s so tasty. But I also like peanut butter and maple syrup. Hehehe!

  49. rebecca rudd says:

    My kids love oatmeal and Im looking for a healthier option for them. Cant wait to try these.

  50. Reading everyone’s oatmeal favorites is sure making me hungry! I love to eat mine with a little pat of butter, a heavy sprinkling of splenda and cinnamon blended together and a little half-and-half creamer! Talk about heavenly delicious. I would <3 to try the Coach's brand. Thank you!

  51. I’m allergic to nuts, but I’m going to pass this recipe on to my mom. Seems like something she would love, especially with some dark chocolate thrown in as well. I like my oats with plenty of cinnamon and pumpkin puree thrown in.

  52. Janice Cochrane says:

    Frozen berries with a touch of pure vanilla in my steel cut oats… make enough at one sitting for the week and then can tart it up with a little trail mix (nuts and dried fruit which plumps up nicely). My partners big on the PB and oats but that’s one I haven’t tried… almost always go back to brown sugar and cinnamon,,, and if you have some dried cherries with maple syrup, decadent and healthy heaven!

  53. I love mine with pecans, dried cranberries, banana chips and a little brown sugar.

  54. Dora Bonebrake says:

    I tried this recipe today. It was delicious. I threw a few banana slices on top and the kids couldn’t eat enough of it. I think this will be my favorite for a while.

  55. Tiffany, you are SUCH an inspiration! Thanks for all that you DO! I am new at clean eating and am SO excited to find you. I most recently made my oatmeal in a crockpot with dried fruit (and extra water) but found it kind of overcooked overnight. Next I want to it in my rice cooker! i am going to try it tomorrow morning, in fact. I am moving to dairy-free too and have cartons of rice milk and almond milk to try out. Thanks again!

  56. My favorite is pumpkin with cinnamon, clove, and pecan. When pumpkin is hard to find, I toss in frozen blueberries while cooking and finish w a little maple syrup.

  57. Catherine says:

    I like agave nectar, cinnamon and vanilla in mine. My friend, Tanisha, and I made the savory oats a few nights ago. She loved it, but it just wasn’t for me =/

  58. My favorite is dried blueberries and chopped hazelnuts. (I get no sugar added blueberries from Trader Joe’s.)

  59. My favorite flavor of oatmeal is berries with cinnamon, vanilla, and cream cheese stirred in. πŸ™‚

  60. Stephanie says:

    Cinnamon, raisins, and peanut butter makes for super tasty oatmeal! Blueberries with maple syrup is also really yummy, and I think I might try banana and peanut butter tomorrow!

  61. I have been doing Bobs 7 grain hot cereal with FF milk, 1 egg , 1 apple and cinn…YUM!!!!!

  62. Lisa Viles says:

    I usually do instant oats, agave, flax seed and some wheat germ. I really want to try this. I love peanut butter.

  63. My favorite oatmeal flavor is always changing. Isn’t that the best thing about oats? They are so easily adaptable. One of my favorite oatmeal “flavors” is what I call Banana Bread oatmeal. Its just a few banana slices with toasted walnuts, nutmeg and cinnamon. Yum.

  64. Peanut Butter and oatmeal!!!!! This is a piece of heaven! My two most favourite foods – can’t we just eat this forever?? πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jill – Sure! That and some hot chocolate! I’d never get tired of it!

  65. Just tried this for the 1st time this morning. Out of this world!!!! I so enjoy trying out new combinations. Thank you for sharing your talents with us; it sure makes this way of life more enjoyable.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Paulissa – Fabulous!! Thanks for trying my recipe!

  66. Hey Tiff,

    Just wanted to say thank you for posting this recipe!! I’ve been forcing down Steel Cut Oats touched with Agave for over two years every morning, but after trying this for three days I feel fuller longer not too mention actually enjoy eating them now..

    You’re the BEST!!!!


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      T – You’re welcome! So happy you enjoyed it!

  67. You can also add one tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe, and it tastes like a Reese Oatmeal.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sophie – Thank you! I’ll try that, sounds delish!

    2. I found MaraNatha’s All Natural Dark Chocolate Peanut Spread in the Natural section of the grocery store. I made the recipe like above and then added a splash of olive oil so it wouldn’t be so sticky. Then I added the spread so I could taste the differences. Amazing!!! The chocolate smell was so strong my husband came from acrross the other room ( I think it was the warm chocolate melting) to ask what was the chocolate smell. Very yummy.
      I remembered reading the comments and I thought you had added chocolate chips until I came back to read. I will try the cocoa powder next time – less calories but this was yummy!

      1. Anonymous says:

        Shannon – Wonderful! I’m happy you enjoyed it!

  68. Hi Tiffany,
    I was wondering what kind of peanut butter is considered “clean”? Where can I get it?!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Libby – Any peanut butter that just has peanuts in the ingredients is clean. Some have salt added, but mostly, the ingredients should just list peanuts. Nothing else.

  69. I had this for breakfast today. So good!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – I’m so happy you enjoyed it! It’s definitely a favorite around here too.

  70. Robbie Laws says:

    What’s the difference between rolled and steel cut oats? I’ve been using rolled oats for over 40 years and only recently heard of Irish, or steel-cut oats.
    P.S. Love the Mini-Chef pictures! He’s a lucky little boy.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Robbie – I haven’t investigated this very much, but as far as I understand it, it’s just a difference in the way the grain is cut before it’s packaged. I think it all comes down to your preference. Some people believe that steel cut is healthier, but to be honest, I have no idea if that’s really the case. I just know I love my oats!! πŸ™‚

  71. Lynnette Hall says:

    I have GOT to try this!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lynnette – I hope you do! Let me know how you like it!

  72. On the steel cut oats vs. rolled oats. Steel cut provide more soluble fiber (lowers cholesterol) and digests slower, keeping you full longer and easier on people with digestive issues. I’m excited to make this oatmeal tomorrow morning, and all the comments have me eager to make oatmeal every day to try all the different versions!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelly – Fabulous!!! If you have any favorite recipes to share, please do!

  73. I love eating peanut butter with my oatmeal. I got the idea from my mother and thought it was posh. Then I tried it and I have fallen in love. I never eat my oatmeal without peanut butter anymore (unless I forget, heh heh). I am glad you have discovered it as well!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Casey – Ya, it’s pretty darn delicious!

  74. I have a feeling this is a stupid question, but is it 1 1/2 cups of dry oats that you cook, or 1 1/2 cups once it has cooked and expanded, thus starting with less than 1 1/2 cups?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Stacy – They are cooked.

  75. Anonymous says:

    Sherelyn – I’d get excited too! Yummy!

  76. Anonymous says:

    Camille – Glad you enjoyed it!

  77. This sounds so good. I can’t wait to try this for breakfast tomorrow! And I’m not even a peanut butter fan.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mary – Let me know how you like it!

  78. Anonymous says:

    Sara – Sounds yummy!!! Might have to try that myself. Thanks!

  79. Anonymous says:

    Becky – Fabulous!!!

  80. Anonymous says:

    Hadeel – Glad you enjoyed it!

  81. Anonymous says:

    Kirsten – Very cool! Thank you so much!

  82. Moniquedmartin says:

    this may be a dumb question but if i have never made oatmeal before. If i don’t have coach’s oats, what kind of oats do i buy, and how do i cook them?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Monique – Coach’s is just the brand, like Quaker oats. You can use either plain, instant oats or plain, quick cook oats.

  83. graciouspantry says:

    Tracey – Haha! Glad you enjoyed it!

  84. graciouspantry says:

    Schinel – It’s just peanuts and maybe some salt. Nothing else. Many brands these days have an ingredient list a mile long that includes sugar. Avoid those.

  85. graciouspantry says:

    Quilly – Sounds good! Looking forward to it!

  86. Imsharonwithyou says:

    what kind of peanut butter is clean?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Imsharonwithyou – Any peanut butter that has only peanuts in the ingredient list. No added sugar or mile long ingredient lists. Just peanuts.

      1. Jenny Priest Winston says:

        I use the omega 3 smart balance…is that clean????

        1. graciouspantry says:

          I don’t believe so. I know a lot of people use it, but as far as I know, it’s not clean.

  87. graciouspantry says:

    Norma – Glad you enjoyed it!

  88. Wow! It’s 81 degrees and its lunch time, but I just saw your post and tried the recipie….Best Oatmeal Ever!!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Djkirk – Haha! Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it!

  89. Lauren Glaviano says:

    I loooove your banana bread oatmeal!

  90. What type of Oatmeal do you use? I currently use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats…1/2 Cup dry is 180 calories…1 Tbsp Raw Almond Butter = 98 calories and 1/2 Tbsp Organic Raw Honey = 30 calories so my total comes out to 308 calories instead of 201…so I thought it must be the different oatmeal…just curious.



    1. graciouspantry says:

      I buy the Trader Joe’s brand. Good stuff.

  91. graciouspantry says:

    Haha! You’re very welcome!

  92. Threetwoeight says:

    just made this recipe adding fresh banana and some chopped salted almonds! GOOD STUFF! πŸ™‚ thanks!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Awesome! πŸ™‚

  93. graciouspantry says:

    Sounds wonderful! Thanks!

  94. graciouspantry says:

    Amanda – I admit, I used to love that too. If you want to do a clean version, just use honey and a little bit of molasses. It’s not an exact match, but it’s close.

  95. graciouspantry says:

    Your taste buds will change with time. Have you tried different types of oats?

  96. Patricia Thompson says:

    Love,love,love it….tried it with shredded unsweetened coconut and a tsp agave nectar instead honey and it was unbelievable good! Thank you, I love your recipes!

  97. What kind of brands sell clean peanut butter? I only know of those like Skippy

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I will see if I can get some sort of list together, but really, all you can do is read ingredient lists. Also, check local health food stores if you have one, or Trader Joe’s. Basically, if it has anything other than peanuts and maybe a little salt, it’s probably not clean.

  98. My favorite oatmeal is maple flavored, but peanut butter sound delicious. Thanks for the recipes!

  99. My fav is peach flavored, but blueberry, strawberry or raspberry are good too.

  100. I love this recipe, and eat peanut butter oatmeal at least once a week. I add raisins to mine. It is so good!

  101. Yummy! My kids would love this recipe!

  102. My favorite oatmeal flavor is apple cinnamon πŸ™‚ This looks so good though, I’ll probably try it tomorrow morning!

  103. Elizabeth says:

    This is also very good with only 1/2 cup oats and the same amount of everything else!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Elizabeth – Good to know! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  104. Elizabeth says:

    With only 1/2 a cup of oats, though, it makes one serving.

  105. this is my new fave! soooo yummy!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristin – So glad you like it!

  106. I love all kinds of oatmeal

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Marilyn – Me too! Yummy stuff! πŸ™‚

  107. 5 stars
    I am like you. Peanut butter is heaven and I also put it in my oatmeal with yogurt to add more protein.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Diane – Yes!!! It’s so crazy good!!

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