Jun 25 2018 - 6:20am

Microwaveable Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal

Inspired by Andie Eikenberg and Tricia Kate Roberts


My favorite instant oatmeals are Nature's Path Flax Plus [1] and Bob's Red Mill Instant Oats [2].

To keep things convenient at work, I recommend keeping minipackets of oatmeal and peanut butter on hand.

Microwaveable Mug Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana


  1. 1 large banana, mashed
    2 tablespoons peanut butter
    1 (50-gram) packet or 1/2 cup of plain, unsweetened instant oatmeal
    Splash of nondairy milk, optional
    Flake salt, to taste
    Ground cinnamon, chocolate chips, or berries, as garnish


  1. Fully mash a banana in a mug. Mash in peanut butter until fully combined. Stir in oatmeal. If mixture is too dry, splash a bit of nondairy milk and continue mixing. Press mixture down until it's flat.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes or until oatmeal becomes slightly translucent and the top becomes spongy and cake like.
  3. Garnish with flake salt, ground cinnamon, chocolate chips, and/or berries.

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