Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

Steal Cut Oatmeal is the perfect healthy and easy breakfast, and this peanut butter and strawberry oatmeal is my FAVORITE steel cut oatmeal recipe! Filled with flavor from crunchy peanuts, strawberry jelly, and fresh cut strawberries, it tastes just like a peanut butter and jelly. BEST BREAKFAST EVER!

bowls of steel cut oatmeal

PB&J Steel Cut Oatmeal

How can you turn peanut butter and jelly into a healthy breakfast? With this delicious strawberry peanut butter steel cut oatmeal recipe!

Every single morning when Pat leaves for work, he brings me half a slice of toast with peanut butter and half a slice of toast with strawberry jelly. He uses the all natural kind, which should be my favorite but ISN’T, but it’s still a sweet gesture.

He’s a simple guy who loves breakfasts that are very simple, so it’s perfect for him. He’s never been one for my off the wall breakfast ideas, he just doesn’t get it. So every morning I get half of his toast so that he gets some peanut butter and some jelly. Easy, but sweet. I actually have started to look forward to it!

With our wedding anniversary going up in September, I want to make him breakfast in bed! (Luckily he’s always in trouble for not reading the blog so this is a safe space.) I have to do things his way so he actually likes it, but have to make a couple twists to make it my own.

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe is just the thing to make us both feel the love. Zany enough for me (warm, comforting, filling, and delicious), and simple enough for him (his beloved pb&j in oatmeal form)!

This Peanut Butter and Strawberry Oatmeal will satisfy any peanut butter and jelly lovers out there!

a large pot filled with strawberry peanut butter oatmeal

a bag of Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats

Easy Oatmeal Recipe

I know “quick oats” are all the rage these days, but let me fill you in on a little secret: ALL OATS ARE QUICK! These amazingly delicious Steel Cut Oats from Bob’s Red Mill took 17 minutes to cook to creamy dreamy perfection. Everybody has 17 minutes, you can do it! They’re so much more delicious to me than the microwavable kind.

You can see right on the bag, this oatmeal is WORLD CHAMPION OATMEAL, and that means something! You can be proud spending those 16-18 minutes preparing a delicious and hearty breakfast for your family!

What is Steel Cut Oatmeal?

So what’s the difference between oatmeal made with steel cut oats vs. rolled oats?

The main difference in the types of oats is how they are processed. I won’t bore you with the technical details, but steel cut oats have a lower glycemic index, which means they take longer to digest. This means you’ll feel fuller longer, which is exactly what you want from a healthy breakfast!

So this PB&J steel cut oatmeal recipe is the perfect thing to fill you up in the mornings, so you don’t get hungry before lunchtime hits.

pot of peanut butter and jelly oatmeal on a table with a bag of oats and a dish towel

a bowl of peanut butter and strawberry oatmeal

How to Make Peanut Butter and Strawberry Oatmeal

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Steel Cut Oatmeal will be an instant favorite. Packed with chopped peanuts, creamy peanut butter, sliced strawberries, and of course ribbons of strawberry jelly, it makes mornings worth waking up for!

Plus this strawberry peanut butter oatmeal is super easy to make, so there’s no hassle in the mornings. Just good, healthy, tasty food.

  1. Pour 4 cups of water and 2 cups of oats into a pot, and bring it to a boil on the stove.
  2. Stir in the milk and salt, reduce heat, then cook for 16-18 minutes while stirring often to get it to your desired consistency.
  3. When it’s done, turn off the heat, and stir in the peanut butter. Then stir in the strawberries, and then the peanuts.
  4. Finally, stir in the strawberry jelly. You can mix it in fully if you want, but I like using a knife or squeeze bottle to swirl it in so it’s not fully mixed in. When you bite into a pocket of jelly, it tastes just like biting into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
  5. Top each bowl off with some sliced strawberries and peanuts to make it extra beautiful.

A quick 20 minutes and you’ve got the best peanut butter and strawberry oatmeal recipe. Yum! This is a healthy breakfast your kids will enjoy too. Just tell them it’s PB&J in a bowl, they won’t know the difference (they’ll love these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Bars too).

bowls of steel cut oatmeal topped with strawberries and peanuts

So let’s hope Pat continues his streak of reading the blog about 3 months behind so that I can surprise him on our anniversary with this PB&J Steel Cut Oatmeal. I think we have good odds!

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