Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran

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This chocolate peanut butter oat bran is a healthy breakfast recipe that tastes like a peanut butter cup and is ready in 10 minutes! 

Overhead view of a bowl of chocolate peanut butter oat bran with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate and crushed peanuts with a spoon in it


Oatmeal is a go-to breakfast in our house. My kids request it at least 3 times a week, and I’m always happy to make it for them!

I decided to create this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran to add a new breakfast food to our short list of favorites, and we all love it!

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and has no refined sugar but it tastes like a peanut butter cup in a bowl. It’s easy to make in 10 minutes.

Overhead view of a bowl of chocolate peanut butter oat bran with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate and crushed peanuts with a spoon in it

Oat Bran Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Almond milk. Any dairy or nondairy milk works well in this recipe.
  • Maple syrup. Honey or agave can be used in place of maple syrup.
  • Peanut butter. All nut/seed butters work well in this recipe. Almond butter, cashew butter, etc.
overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran

Here are a few notes on this recipe.

  1. Texture. I have to take a minute and let y’all know that we do not like mushy/soupy oats in this house. So, I have created this recipe as one that firms up pretty nicely as it cools. If you like wetter oats, you can add extra milk after it’s cooked.
  2. Time. Oat bran only takes two minutes to cook. So this recipe is all said and done in less than 10 minutes, be careful not to overcook it.
  3. Amount. The yield on this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran is about 2 cups, which fed me and 3 of my kids with a little to spare because it’s very filling. If you are feeding more people, or you would like to make a batch and eat it all week long, I recommend doubling the recipe.
  4. Store. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
overhead view of a bowl of chocolate peanut butter oat bran

Peanut Butter Oat Bran Recipe FAQs

Is oat bran healthy?

Yes. Oat bran is high in fiber and has 50% more fiber than oatmeal. Fiber decreases blood pressure and bad cholesterol, manages blood sugar and aids in digestive health.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, this recipe is easily doubled to feed a crowd.

Overhead view of a bowl of chocolate peanut butter oat bran with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate and crushed peanuts with a spoon in it

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran

Laura
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bran is a super healthy breakfast recipe that tastes like a peanut butter cup and is ready in 10 minutes! 
5 from 7 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 140.6
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Add almond milk (or milk of choice), water, 2 TBS maple syrup, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt to a 4-quart saucepan.
  • Warm ingredients over medium heat until they just begin to boil, whisking until they are smooth.
  • Add oat bran and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove saucepan from heat, cover oat bran with a lid and let sit for 5 minutes to absorb the rest of the liquid.
  • Serve with a drizzle of peanut butter, an extra glug of milk, a touch of maple syrup and some crushed peanuts!

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions
  • Almond milk. Any dairy or nondairy milk works well in this recipe.
  • Maple syrup.* Honey or agave can be used in place of maple syrup.
  • Peanut butter. All nut/seed butters work well in this recipe. Almond butter, cashew butter, etc.
Store
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 140.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5.6g | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 21.5mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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