Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Bowl
Peanut butter lovers, this is for you! I honestly consider calling this the best peanut butter oatmeal, because it’s really that good. The peanut butter flavor is so intense thanks to powdered peanut butter along with a heavy spoonful of peanut butter as a topping. Serve with fresh or frozen raspberry berries for that classic PB&J vibe.
I know you’re probably thinking “powdered peanut butter, really?!”. But yes, it’s essential. Why? Because it gives you such an intense peanut butter flavor that you couldn’t get with just peanut butter alone without having to add 1/4 cup or more.
Powdered peanut butter gets a bad reputation for being a diet food and eaten as a low-fat option in place of regular peanut butter (and rightfully so if you’re using it that way!). But it doesn’t have to be used as a peanut butter replacement. If you think of it as a protein powder or merely just a flavor boost, there are endless applications and you might find it’s your new favorite pantry stable.
WHAT IS POWDERED PEANUT BUTTER?
Powdered peanut butter is essentially roasted peanuts that are mechanically pressed to remove fat and oil.
I use Naked Nutrition’s Naked PB because it’s made with one ingredient only – roasted peanuts. Many of the other powdered peanut butter have added sugars or fillers so be cautious and read your label! Naked PB is a peanut butter powder made exclusively from peanuts grown in the US. Their powdered peanut butter is made from slow-roasted, non-GMO peanuts that are mechanically pressed to remove fat and oil. The result is a peanut butter powder that is over 40% protein.
Naked Nutrition is a brand you can trust. Their powdered peanut butter, like the rest of the products, is third-party tested for purity and heavy metals. Naked Nutrition is committed to shortening the steps between the farms and you while providing the purest supplements and protein powders without artificial ingredients or additives. That’s a mission I fully support and hope you do too.
WHY I LOVE IT:
Flavor: powdered peanut butter is a great way to add peanut flavor without having to add an enormous amount of peanut butter. Think of it as a flavor boost!
Protein: powdered peanut butter has 6 grams of protein and 0.9g of BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids) per 2 tablespoons. While this is less protein than a more traditional protein powder, it is a great way to add a little extra protein to smoothies, oatmeal and baked goods (especially if you LOVE peanut butter flavor!).
HOW TO USE IT:
add to oatmeal
add to smoothies
replace 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour in baked goods
any recipe you want to enhance or extend the peanut butter without actually having to add more peanut butter*
*I don’t recommend using this fully as a peanut butter replacement. Your body needs healthy fats like peanut butter.
This creamy oatmeal bowl is the perfect way to start your day or have post-workout. It has a good balance of complex carbs, protein healthy fat and fiber. This balance is what I recommend looking for in each of your meals in order to keep your blood sugar stable, keep your metabolism burning and feeling full and satisfied.
NOURISHED BY NUTRITION FACTS:
Protein – peanuts in the form of powdered peanut butter and regular peanut butter give this oatmeal a protein boost. While there isn’t a large about of protein in this bowl if your eating other sources of protein throughout the day there is no need to be concerned.
If you’re looking to increase the protein, I recommend adding 1-2 tablespoons of collagen peptides. The dissolve right into the oats without changing the texture.
Healthy fats – peanut butter and hemp seeds are the star healthy fats in this bowl. We need healthy fats to keep our body functioning properly, our hormones and blood sugar stable, and keep our skin and hair looking fabulous.
Fiber – The fiber here comes from a mix of rolled oats, cauliflower rice and raspberries. Complex carbohydrates and veggies are excellent sources of fiber and something I encourage you to incorporate into each meal. Fiber is essential for good digestion and keeping you full after your meal.
I call this an “oatmeal bowl” because it’s not just oatmeal. I use a combination of oats and riced cauliflower to increase the fiber, nutrients and volume of the oatmeal. I encourage you to give it a try, but if you’re like “no way!” or hate it, you can always just use all oats and no cauliflower rice.
For sweeter oats add 1 teaspoon maple syrup, honey or 1-2 soaked and mashed dates before cooking.
Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal
Use fresh or frozen raspberries or other berries of choice. Raspberries, peanut butter, plant-based milk and hemp seeds create the ultimate PB&J oatmeal, but feel free to get creative or just use what you have.
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
3/4 cup filtered water or plant-based milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries or other berries
1/4 cup plant-based milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon hemp seeds
In a small saucepan, combine oats, cauliflower, water (or plant-based milk), vanilla and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and get cook for 5 minutes. Add more water a tablespoon at a time if the oatmeal starts to look dry. Once cooked, add in the powdered peanut butter. Add more water or plant-milk to thin, if necessary. Place in a bowl, add topping and enjoy!
Add oats, cauliflower, water (or plant-based milk), vanilla and cinnamon to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Heat for 4 minutes if using frozen cauliflower rice. Once cooked, add the peanut butter powder. Add more water or plant-milk to thin, if necessary. Add the rest of the toppings and enjoy!
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