In my food journal, I’ve been affectionally calling this simple and delicious breakfast “peanut butter swirl.” It is so yummy I figured it was time to share it with you all. I find that peanut butter by itself in oats is too sticky. Mixing it with the yogurt balances the flavor and texture perfectly.

A word of caution with nut butters, they can be triggering or binge-y for some people. As always, know yourself and use your own judgement.

Peanut Butter Swirl

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Grain Serving
  • 1 Fruit Serving


Protein Serving

  • 4 oz yogurt or plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 oz nut butter

Grain Serving

  • 4 oz cooked oats (whatever style of oats you like best, I use warm steel-cut oats)

Fruit Serving

  • 1 apple or 1 banana (or a mixture of both, for a total of 6 oz)

Condiments & Spices

  • Cinnamon

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: Increase oats.
  • Protein Additions: Increase nut butter or yogurt, or add nuts sprinkled on top.
  • Fat Additions: Increase nut butter.


  1. Cook your oats with water and cinnamon according to your preference.
  2. Optional: add in apples while cooking to soften, or just have crispy raw apples. Both are delicious. Bananas are yummy too.
  3. Add to serving bowl, stir in nut butter and yogurt.