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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

Getting a good breakfast is so important. We all know this but how often do we put it off? We think it takes too long to cook, we don’t feel hungry or we just don’t even think about it. Today, I’m reminding you just how important this meal is with this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax. peanut butter banana oatmeal

Do you ever add flaxseed to your recipes? It’s a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lignans and Dietary Fiber. When faced with the challenge of creating a recipe for Bareans with their Forti-Flax this month I knew I wanted to do some type of oatmeal.I love oatmeal and creating various flavors that don’t come from a package is fun to me!

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

Peanut butter and bananas were meant to be together. They taste amazing when combined in recipes so I thought, why not oatmeal? Here’s what you’ll need:


Ingredients for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used steel cut oats)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp Forti-Flax
  • 1-1/2 bananas, mashed

I use milk when making my oatmeal. You can use water if you choose, but I like how creamy the milk makes it. I bring 3 cups of milk to a boil on the stove and then add the oatmeal and salt. Stir every few minutes for 15-20 minutes depending on how you like the consistency. The longer you cook it, the thicker it will be. Remove from heat and add the Forti-Flax, peanut butter and mashed banana. Stir until well blended.


It’s a pretty easy recipe to make and taste is out of this world. This recipe makes four servings but you can also half the recipe to make 2 servings if  you aren’t making breakfast for the family. I’ve done it both ways and love it every time!

Barlean’s has both the Forti-Flax (the ground flaxseed I used in this recipe) and the Flax Oil. The oil is perfect for adding to your morning smoothie or yogurt, among other things. They also have flax oil omega swirls in various flavors that are perfect adding a bit of “fruity” goodness to your recipes, smoothies or yogurt.


Which will you try first, the Flax Oil or the Forti-Flax? What recipes can you think of that these would be perfect for?




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