After years of eating this and featuring it both on the blog and on Instagram, it finally occurred to me that I should do a post on it!
It’s far and away one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It’s filling, satisfying, contains no added sugars and a ton of flavor. I mean, let’s be honest, there are few flavor combinations better than apple and peanut butter, am I right?
Oh, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make from start to finish (depending on how you choose to cook your oats).
Not a peanut butter fan? You can use almond butter, sunflower seed butter and just about any other nut butter you prefer! I’ve done most all of the combinations under the sun and they all taste delicious.
You can also use pears instead of apples or any other fruit of your choosing. It’s definitely a recipe worth adding into the morning meal rotation!
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2/3 cup water or milk of choice + a splash more
- 1 small apple, chopped
- Spoonful natural, unsalted peanut butter
- Combine oatmeal, chia seeds and liquid of choice in a microwave-safe bowl and let sit while you chop the apple (about 2 minutes, this allows the chia seeds to soak up the liquid making a thick and fluffy texture upon heating)
- Add a splash more liquid until oats are just covered
- Microwave oatmeal mixture on high for 2 minutes
- Mix apples into bowl then microwave again for 30 seconds to 1 minute (NOTE: if you don't like warm fruit, skip this step and heat the oats for 2 minutes and 30 seconds without the apples, then add the diced apples to the top of the oatmeal after it has been heated)
- Drizzle or add a spoonful of peanut butter directly over the oats allowing it to melt slightly