Peanut Butter & Jelly Oatmeal & Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipes
 PB&J Oatmeal: a way to start the day. This recipe also sprinkles on some coconut (photo © Simply Quinoa).
April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. If you haven’t tried it yet, a bowl of PB&J Oatmeal hits the spot and the oatmeal is good for you†. If you don’t like jelly, we have a PB-only recipe below.
Not to mention, more than 40 other toppings for your oatmeal, sweet as well as savory. You’ll find them below.
There’s also National Oatmeal Day on October 29th. Here are the different types of oats. Check out the health benefits of oatmeal. Oats are the only major grain proven to help blood cholesterol.
This recipe is adapted from SimplyQuinoa.com.
*One tablespoon provides a lighter peanut butter flavor, three tablespoons is very peanutty. Try the smaller amount first; you can always stir in more or use add a PB topping when the oats are done cooking.
†Eating three grams of soluble fiber from oats each day, as part of a diet that’s low in fat and cholesterol, has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. This may reduce the risk of heart disease.
1. PREPARE the oatmeal according to package directions. Stir in the peanut butter, maple syrup and spices when the oats have started to soften but are still runny. Cook until thick and creamy.
2. TRANSFER to bowls and top with jam and any optional toppings.
Toppings can be savory or sweet. You can use one or several on your bowl of oatmeal.
 Peanut Butter Oatmeal (photo © HoneyWhatsCooking.com).
Ingredients For 1 Serving
1. COOK the oatmeal according to package directions.
2. PLACE the peanut butter and optional honey/syrup in a cereal bowl. When the oatmeal is done, add to the bowl and stir to blend.
3. GARNISH as desired.