High Protein Steel-Cut Oats with Peanut Butter Recipe
This a great way to start your day. Filled with food sources of protein to help get your metabolism going in the morning. Double the recipe so you will have breakfast pre-prepared for those busy work weeks.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup hemp milk homemade (+more for serving)
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oats dry
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 banana* (+ 1 for serving)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter natural
- 1 tbsp maple syrup real (optional)
- 4 tbsp hemp hearts
Heat a saucepan with water, hemp milk, salt and oats in a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium-high heat until bubbles form. Turn down the heat to medium-low and let the oats simmer with the lid half-on for 25-30 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mash the banana and add it to the oats. Continue to cook on a reduced heat, making sure to stir often. I find that for the first 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes is sufficient. Increasing stirring frequency the longer the oats are cooking.
You know the oats are finished when they are nice and creamy. Remove them from the heat and add the peanut butter, maple syrup and hemp hearts. Give it a good stir to ensure everything is well blended.
This dish is great as leftovers for the following morning. Simply store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. In the morning add a splash of milk or milk alternative and eat cold or reheated.
Option to serve the oatmeal with an additional sliced banana, divided over the two serves. I also like drizzling some peanut butter on top and add a splash of hemp milk.
Making Gluten-Free Steel-Cut Oats Purchase certified gluten-free oats, as oats can become contaminated during their processing.
Making Vegan Steel-Cut Oats This recipe is naturally vegan, just make sure to use maple syrup (not honey).
How To Increase The Protein In These Steel-Cut Oats Sprinkle on some sliced almonds or chopped walnuts. Option to also stir in 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder into the already cooked steel-cut oats for a further protein boost.
What Other Milk Alternatives Can I Use? Try using Organic Soy or Peamilk which both contain 8 grams of protein per serving.
Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25.8g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.7g | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 9.9g | Sugar: 7.5g | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 8.5mg