Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Oatmeal
This peanut butter banana blueberry oatmeal with chia seeds is one of my favourite oatmeal flavours. I cook the oats with cinnamon, ginger, sea salt, vanilla protein and blueberries then stir in chopped banana before finishing off with creamy natural peanut butter. They’re very filling, high in fibre and protein, naturally gluten-free, have no added sugar, tastes incredible and it’s purple, so there’s that!
Blueberry Oatmeal Benefits
Blueberries are the original superfood, don’t you think? They’re just as much as superfood as any trendy item with a superfood price tag but at a much cheaper price. I love adding some “superfoods” to my diet but you really don’t need to look much further than foods like blueberries, sweet potato, spinach and kale for an inexpensive way to load up on nutrients.
Here are a few health benefits of this blueberry oatmeal:
- Blueberries. High in potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and disease-fighting antioxidants. Excellent for heart health. Fibre content helps reduce cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease.
- Vegan vanilla protein powder. Adds plant-based protein to help create a more macronutrient balanced meal, slowing digestion and preventing a spike in blood sugar. Protein is important for muscle repair and recovery.
- Chia seeds. Contain essential omega-3 fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and fibre and are high in iron and calcium. Chia seeds absorb a ton of water adding volume to this recipe to help keep you full for hours.
- Rolled oats. Oats are high in dietary fibre which lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, they also have anti-inflammatory properties and provide energizing complex carbohydrates.
- Ginger. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Organic peanut butter. Excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium potassium and B6. Healthy fats balance the carbs and protein making this a complete meal that will keep you feel all morning.
- Banana. Nutrient-rich bananas contain potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6.
This oatmeal would make an ideal breakfast after a tough morning workout or fuel you up for a busy morning. For more vegan breakfast ideas check out my list of healthy vegan breakfasts. If you’re looking for an overnight oats recipe, you can try my Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oats, Chia Seed Gingerbread Overnight Oats or Carrot Cake Overnight Protein Oats.
How to make Stovetop Oatmeal (Porridge!)
Here are a couple tips for cooking perfect stovetop oatmeal:
- Cook your oats in water, not milk. I use a 2:1 ratio of water to oats.
- Use rolled oats rather than quick or instant oats.
- Bring the water to a boil first, then reduce to a simmer before adding the oats. This prevents the oats from absorbing too much water and getting mushy.
- Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let rest of 5-10 minutes to thicken up.
That’s it! Once you’ve mastered basic porridge and you’re stocked up with fun and healthy toppings, that’s when the fun begins: creating your favourite oatmeal flavours. Check out my peaches and cream oatmeal and persimmon walnut oatmeal for more oatmeal ideas.
Blueberry Oatmeal Nutrition Details
If you make the recipe exactly as written, it’s 559 calories with 72 grams of carbs, 24 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein. You’ll also be getting 16 grams of dietary fibre, 25% of your daily iron, 22% of your daily vitamin C and 11% of your daily calcium. This recipe is also rich in folate, magnesium, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, selenium and zinc.Print
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 g)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (15 g)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (125 g)
- 1/2 a banana, diced (60 g)
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger (optional)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp organic natural peanut butter (30 g)
- Bring the water to a boil in a pot, then reduce to a simmer and stir in all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent them from sticking to the pot. Add a little extra water if needed to adjust thickness.
- Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Scoop the oatmeal into a bowl and top with the peanut butter. Drizzle with a little plant-based milk if desired and enjoy.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 559
- Fat: 24 g
- Carbohydrates: 72 g
- Fiber: 16 g
- Protein: 20 g