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Let me tell you about this oatmeal. I'm going to shoot it straight today because this is the most incredible oatmeal I've ever had, and I want to share it.  Here is what we're dealing

Total time

15 minutes



Breakfast, Brunch


  • 1.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 0.5 cup chia seeds
  • 3 ½-4 cups water
  • 0.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 0.5 tsp coarse salt
  • 0.5 cup natural peanut butter
  • 0.5 cup milk of choice + more for serving
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup plus more for serving
  • 0.5 cup chopped walnuts and/or sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 yellow bananas, peeled and sliced


  1. Pour oats, chia seeds and water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until oats are soft. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, peanut butter, milk and maple syrup until combined. In a medium skillet, melt butter and brown sugar at medium-high heat. Add sliced bananas and cook 1-2 minutes per side, until browned, flipping once. Scoop oatmeal into bowls and top with milk and maple syrup, as desired, and walnuts/almonds and caramelized bananas.