Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips is a hearty and indulgent breakfast meal that the entire family will love! #marshmallowmonth
Last weekend I had the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors at a KOA Campground. We go camping in a tent a few times a year but I’ve never had the luxury of staying in a deluxe cabin until last weekend. Let’s me just say that camping in a deluxe cabin is ten steps above camping in a tent. With all the amenities of home, it was the perfect weekend getaway. And I even made one of my favorite meals for breakfast!
I’m not one of those people who brings my entire house camping with me. I like to travel light so that set up and clean up is easy. I plan all of our meals in advance and try to minimize the amount of equipment we have to bring. Cleaning dishes is a pain when you are camping. I would rather spend time hiking, kayaking or exploring the local area.
KOA has more than 480 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The Deluxe cabins sleep up to eight people and include a bathroom, bedrooms and a kitchen. I was surprised to see that the cabins are very spacious and comfortable. Flat screen TVs, air conditioning and a full size bathroom is basically like staying in a hotel room. I sure wasn’t complaining about the luxury accomodations. The kitchen included a stove, sink, full size refrigerator, toaster, microwave, and Keurig. The kitchen is stocked with enough supplies to prepare meals, including this peanut butter banana oatmeal. Head over to the KOA Campgrounds website for more details on the type of accommodations that can be reserved.
To help KOA Campgrounds celebrate marshmallow month, I’m sharing this hearty yet indulgent oatmeal recipe. Who says you can’t have chocolate and marshmallows for breakfast, right?
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day! Ready in less than 15 minutes, this oatmeal is an easy one-pot meal that requires minimal prep or clean up. Cook a batch of oatmeal, mix in creamy peanut butter and layer it with chocolate chips, marshmallows and bananas. Now go have fun and enjoy the great outdoors!
You can also add toasted marshmallows, if desired. Toast marshmallows by a fire or with a butane torch and add to the oatmeal for an even more indulgent treat.
If you love marshmallows, try my S’mores Fudge too!
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips
- 3 1/2 cups water
- pinch of salt
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 large bananas sliced
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add water and salt. Bring to a boil. Add oats and stir to combine.
- Cook for 5 minutes, or until oatmeal thickens. Add peanut butter and mix well. Layer with slices of banana, chocolate chips and marshmallows.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 408, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 99mg, Potassium: 499mg, Carbohydrates: 61g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 18g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 1.3%, Vitamin C: 6.2%, Calcium: 5.6%, Iron: 15.3%
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.
Disclosure: I was provided two nights complementary accommodations in a deluxe cabin at the Orlando / Kissimmee KOA. As always, all opinions are my own.