PB & J Steel Cut Oats = Comfort in a Bowl

7 Mar

Is there anything better than old school pb & j? The days of cracking open my Care Bears lunch box and finding my leaky thermos, Handy Snack cheez and crackers (weren’t they fantastic?), a Little Debbie, and a good ol’ pb & j sandwich (and maybe a note from my mom wishing me a great day at school) are long gone, but what better time to bring all those good feelings back than a cold, snowy March morning? That’s right, there is none. This breakfast packs all the gooeyness of the classic sandwich with enough protein and fiber to jumpstart your morning. And it tastes darn good, too.

PB & J Steel Cut Oats


  • ¼ cup steel cut oats
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 heaping tablespoon nut butter
  • 1 healthy teaspoon of jelly
  • ½ banana


  1. Combine the oats, water, flax meal, and salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes.
  2. When your oats reach the desired consistency, remove from heat and decant into your favorite bowl.
  3. Top oats with chia seeds, nut butter, and jelly of choice (I used almond butter and cherry jelly, but that’s just how I roll). Slice up a banana, and Bob’s your uncle.


2 Responses to “PB & J Steel Cut Oats = Comfort in a Bowl”

  1. kdubs March 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    This looks delicious, a feeble attempt by myself is in the works. BTW, I had a yellow She-Ra (did I spell that right?) Princess of Power lunch box, and it made all the difference.

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