Peanut butter and jam have been one of my favourite food combinations ever since I was a kid, when my mom would make me peanut butter jam sandwiches on white bread to take to school. The jam would seep into the bread as the morning went on, so that by the time the lunch bell rang, I had jam-soaked bread glued together by sticky peanut butter.
With crunchy peanut butter, chunky strawberry jam and fresh strawberries, this peanut butter jam oatmeal recipe is the breakfast rendition of my beloved school lunch. It’s a quick and easy morning meal that can be whipped up in less than ten minutes, and is as nutritious as it is delicious.
It’s traditionally made on the stove-top, but if you’re feeling lazy (like I do most mornings) then it can also be made in the microwave.
You could say that this peanut butter jam oatmeal recipe is all thanks to my mom. If it weren’t for her tasty school lunches, I might never have acquired the palate for peanut-butter-jam flavoured food! Thanks, mommy!
Peanut Butter Jam Oatmeal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp strawberry jam
- chopped strawberries to garnish
In a cooking pot, stir together oats, water and salt. Place on stove-top at medium heat, and stir continuously for 3-5 minutes until the oats begin to bubble
Add vanilla essence, peanut butter and milk, and stir until properly combined, and the mixture is thick and creamy. Drop in the jam, and give the pot one or two good stirs. You want pockets of jam, rather than for it to be entirely stirred in. Serve immediately and garnish with sliced strawberries
- Add more milk if you prefer your oats with a runny, milky texture. Likewise, add more jam if you have a bit of a sweet-tooth.