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Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cup Oats

peanut butter chocolate oatmealI know yesterday I knocked your socks off with my Brownie Batter Oatmeal. If you missed it, click it. Go ahead. I promise I will wait for you 😉

Now, get ready.



Not only did I recreate the brownie batter, I added some extra protein for good measure. 

peanut butter cup oatsAnd if the title didn’t already give it away, that wonderful, scrumptious topping is all natural peanut butter…..all nice and melted.

You’re welcome.

In all seriousness, its obvious I am on an oatmeal kick. It’s snowing out and I am tired of eggs. Dudes, seriously. I eat them almost every day.  So be prepared, I have a few more oatmeal recipes coming your way. A few experiments gone good.

This recipe is really simple. It follows yesterday’s brownie batter oatmeal but I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and mixed it well. It gave it a bit of a creamier chocolate taste. A bit of sweetness, but not too much. Then, I decide that wasn’t enough. I had some natural peanut butter; you know, the kind with the oil that floats on the top? Well, I mixed it up really good and put a drizzle ok, a spoonful on top. Because the brownie batter oatmeal was still warm, the peanut butter melted like caramel.

Instant Reese’s peanut butter cup. Only, healthier.

And, in a pretty dish.





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Protein Packed Brownie Batter Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Drizzle

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 10 votes
Servings 2


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 frozen banana sliced
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute
  • 4 TBSP all natural peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Brown Sugar Substitute:
  • Use any sugar replacement of your choice. I use Stevia.
  • 1/4 cup Stevia
  • 2-3 tsp molasses
  • Combine the Stevia with 2 tsp molasses. Mix with fork. Add last tsp only if their isn't enough coverage.


  • In a medium size saucepan on low heat combine all ingredients except for the protein powder and peanut butter.
  • Slow cook mixture for about 10 minutes.
  • Continue to stir and then turn the heat up to medium.
  • I find that adding the protein powder in a shaker cup with a little bit of water will make it much easier to mix in the oatmeal. If you just pour the powder in, you run the risk of having powder lumps in your oats.
  • Oatmeal mixture will begin to bubble and thicken. When it does, add your protein liquid.
  • Turn back on low when it starts to bubble and protein has been added. Continue mixing.
  • Continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. Or, until desired consistency.
  • Serve into dishes immediately and top with peanut butter so it well melt.


Tell me, what is your favorite way to eat oatmeal? I would love to hear all about it.

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Stay tuned for apple pie oats and chocolate covered strawberry oats! I’m also attempting overnight oats as well as chia and oats combined! Pretty sure oats and yogurt will be hidden in there somewhere! But, that’s not all. I have some great dutch oven soup recipes coming as well as some blow-your-mind twice baked ‘fried’ chicken legs.

Mrs. YUM is getting her groove back people. Watch out! 😉

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    1. Yeah I eat them for breakfast, boiled as a snack, and sometimes all mashed up on lettuce wraps or something. They are budget friendly for those low carb days.

  1. I thought it couldn’t get any better than the brownie batter oatmeal, but I was wrong. Chocolate and peanut butter just go so well together.

  2. 5 stars
    I love the title for your blog because every time I visit to check your page out you always have something yummy to share with us. Peanutbutter and chocolate is my weakness.

  3. 5 stars
    I have loving these oatmeal recipes because ….well I love oatmeal. I can’t wait to see the apple pie oats and chocolate covered strawberry oats! I will have to figure out which one I am going to make…first!

  4. That sounds like a delicious yet healthy dessert. I would definitely give this a try, I wonder if it still does well without the protein powder, hmmm.

  5. 5 stars
    whoa! This looks like one delicious breakfast! I’m looking forward to your twice baked chicken recipe that’s upcoming. That sounds so good too!

  6. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! I’ve never thought about making brown sugar substitute before. As for eggs, I love them and also eat them almost every day in some for or another. 🙂

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