Big Bowl, Little Post

Today’s post is a short one–but my breakfast was too good not to share immediately.

I’d been eyeing this breakfast (and this and this one!) and today tried a version of my own. As I said yesterday, why reinvent the wheel when there are so many amazing recipes out there? 

So what is it? Coined a “dough boy” by its creator Kath, it’s essentially overnight oats blended into a smoothie, creating a dough-like texture.

Smoothie meets overnight oats? I’m in.

I love my green monster overnight oats–but have never thought to blend the oats. Some people are so creative.

Add in some peanut butter and banana? Uh, heaven

Here’s what I did.

Smooth Operator: Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bowl

Adapted from Kath Eats Real Food

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup nondairy milk + 1/4 cup more
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbs flaxseed, ground
  • 1 Tbs hemp seeds (optional)
  • 2 heaping Tbs peanut flour
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • bit of vanilla
  • peanut butter and banana to top


1. Blend everything (except for 1/4 cup of the milk and the pb and banana for topping) in a food processor (or blender) until smooth.

2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. In the morning, blend again with the 1/4 cup of milk. Top with peanut butter and banana slices and devour.

Voluminous. Light, yet filling. Yummy.

If you love peanut butter and banana, make this.

Smoothie with a spoon. Swoon.

Now the blob of peanut butter can be blended in, of course, but I love my nut butter on top so I can have a lot in my last bite. :)

Do you stir nut butter into your breakfast or keep a blob on top? 

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18 responses to “Big Bowl, Little Post

  1. Blob on top all the way!

    Love that bowl and so happy to see it filled with a smoathie. (Oats + smoothie) :)


  3. Interesting.. I’ll have to try that. Nutritional yeast? I always thought of that as a cheesey thing.

  4. thesavvystudent

    Sounds great! I love peanut butter for breakfast. And I’ve never heard of blending oats…very interesting!

    • I hadn’t either! It would have never occured to me to try. But it did add a nice texture to the smoothie thing, so I’ll definitely be doing it again. Not every day, because it involves a equipment and most mornings I just don’t have the energy ha, but a once in a while treat :)

  5. Blobs on top for sure!! I once made the mistake of mixing the nut butter into the smoothie and you couldn’t even taste it! Sad.

  6. i very lightly stir it in so i get a bit throughout:)

  7. Love the big bowl of blended oats. I’ve seen it of Kath’s blog but I’ve never made it bc I don’t think it’ll fill my tank up ;)

    • It’s surprisingly filling! But, I hear ya; sometimes you need solid food that takes a while to eat to actually fill you up. And, truthfully, my regular oats make me more full than this… Good think I like snacks ;)

  8. Katherine: Unemployed

    I LOVVVE this texture of food

  9. don’t you just LOVE the dough boy oats? I just tried them yesterday for the first time and again today….sooooooo good!! And I’m all for the blob – the mixed in peanut butter taste is what the peanut flour is for. :) The blob on top is glorious and much needed :)

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