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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Malt-O-Oatmeal Breakfast


I love to eat so learned to cook over the years. I also enjoy sharing the little I know with interested others.

This yummy breakfast combines chocolate, peanut butter, banana, oatmeal, and Malt-O-Meal

This yummy breakfast combines chocolate, peanut butter, banana, oatmeal, and Malt-O-Meal

Yummy, Crunchy, Creamy, and Chocolatey Breakfast

Only 357 calories for this healthy, delicious, satisfying, easy-to-make breakfast. Here’s everything you need to make it for yourself (or your loved ones!).

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

2 min

7 min

1 scrumptious bowl




  • 1/4 cup whole grain old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon Malt-O-Meal
  • 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener
  • 3/4 cup original unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon Ovaltine
  • 1 banana, sliced


  1. In a tall-sided, microwave-safe bowl, combine oatmeal, Malt-O-Meal, peanut butter, sweetener, almond milk, and Ovaltine.
  2. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes on high setting.
  3. While the oats are cooking, peel and slice the banana.
  4. When the mixture is cooked, remove from microwave, stir to mix thoroughly. Add banana slices and stir again.
  5. Let it cool at room temperature for 1-2 minutes, or until the desired temperature is reached. Enjoy!


At a nominal 360 calories (depending mainly on the size of banana), this breakfast is a smart addition to any diet. It’s also high in fiber from the oats and bananas. Finally, the unsweetened almond milk and limited amount of sugar help to make this dish an even more diet-friendly, smart breakfast choice.



It’s creamy, crunchy, full of texture from the oatmeal and Malt-O-Meal, and has the trifecta of chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas. What a heavenly flavorful way to start the day!


This breakfast is very satisfying because it’s full of fiber from the bananas and oats. in addition, the generous amount of peanut butter will help you feel full after you savor this hearty breakfast. You won’t be left wanting to hit the vending machine or dig through the refrigerator for a tide-me-over by mid-morning.

Easy to Make

One measuring cup, two measuring spoons, a butter knife, bowl, and microwave are all you need to measure, mix, and cook this couldn’t-be-much-easier breakfast.

Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

This breakfast is one I “invented” and started eating daily back in February 2021. It has three of my very favorite things in it: peanut butter, chocolate and bananas. So delicious!

The real bonus is that it doesn’t have a ton of calories in it and it keeps me satisfied until lunchtime. Getting full, staying full, and not eating a ton of calories was very important to me during that time frame because both my wife and I were trying to lose some weight.

When I started eating breakfast nearly every day, I was able to watch the pounds come off regularly and rapidly. This was, of course, in conjunction with plenty of exercise and a sensible, calorie-conscious diet throughout the rest of the day, every day, too. But getting started on the Malt-O-Oatmeal foot daily was absolutely key for me. And it worked: on February 1, 2021, I weighed 195; I reached my goal weight of 165 just three months later, on May 1, 2021. I have been maintaining my weight at or below 160 ever since.

Yummy, crunchy, creamy, chocolatey peanut butter banana Malt-O-Oatmeal has been a key part of a significant lifestyle change for me. Not only do I feel good, feel all over my body the positive effects of carrying less weight around, I enjoy a scrumptious, filling breakfast every day. If you give it a go, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too.

Nutrition Information


¼ cup whole grain old-fashioned oats


1 tablespoon Malt-O-Meal


1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter


1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener


3/4 cup original unsweetened almond milk


1 tablespoon Ovaltine


1 banana (approx. 113g)


Total Calories


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 greg cain


greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on August 01, 2021:

Sha Sha - got it! I will look up the crustless quiche, too. I think I'll be trying one, the other, or both of these pretty soon. I like kale and mushrooms as much as I like spinach, so I think this will work well with that combo. And copy all on the crust...I am well familiar! Haha! Hated to see regular pies go bye bye earlier this year, but all those high calorie carbs were killing me!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 01, 2021:

Box, I just emailed the spinach hand pie recipe to you. The crustless quiche recipe I use is on Skinnytaste. I sub almond milk for 2% cows milk, but keep the half and half. I also mix up the veggies each time I make it so I don't get bored. Based on those changes, I recalculate the calorie content each time. Try it. I think you'll like it and won't miss the crust at all, especially when you see how many calories you save.

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 30, 2021:

It seems to have shifted to something more regional, I guess, but we still get it here at most grocery venues. It would take me years to use a whole case! So, I can see why you don't order it anymore. Anyway, thanks for giving it a look, Brenda, and hope you get to try this receipt with maybe a substitute for the Ovaltine...

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 30, 2021:

I used to use ovaltine all the time, but the grocery here stopped carrying it ..i can order but I have to get a full case, so I got tired of doing it.

Of course back then I couldn't do the chocolate...but I could now.

Sounds delicious.

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 30, 2021:

Sha Sha - I have Ovaltine in the house all the time! It's pretty amazing stuff; adds a ton of flavor in 1 tbsp of mix, and doesn't add a ton of calories. One of the Malt-O-Meal boxes we have is the chocolate kind, and I'm pretty sure they don't even make that any more. These blasts from the past are among the highlights of this great breakfast, but the peanut butter is THE highlight. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by using the almond milk, either. It is the perfect add to this breakfast. I find these days that almond milk does the trick for almost all the uses I have for that type beverage.

Congrats on your weight loss journey and tremendous success! I love hearing that! I love broccoli, asparagus, spinach and mushrooms, too, so I think the crustless quiche sounds simply amazing. Coincidentally, in coming days I am going to publish my recipe for Bamuka quiche, which is bacon, mushrooms and kale. I still use a crust, though, and limit the serving size. In that, too, I substitute almond milk for milk, cream, or 1/2 and 1/2 that I would have used in younger days. Again, more to follow.

I love the idea of making meals on Sunday. I used to do that when I was single and much younger. It was the best time saver ever. Your spinach and feta hand pies sound pretty damn good, too. I think I'd like to know how you do that.

Hope you give this recipe a try one day, and hope you like it. Like I said, it is a staple for me. I sometimes will have a couple eggs on top of this for a protein kick, but only if I'm going to get out for a bike ride.

Sha Sha - thanks to you for the great comment, as always, and for the great ideas for my own breakfast creations. Congrats to you, as well, on your own success with dropping some pounds. Keep up the great work, and have a wonderful weekend!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 27, 2021:

Box, this recipe features two items I haven't seen in forever: Malt-O-Meal and Ovaltine. Talk about blast from the past!

I've been on a weight loss journey, too. I've lost over thirty pounds since the beginning of the year. Like you, I've found that the key to losing weight is to eat breakfast each morning and count my calories all day long. On Sundays, I do meal prep for my weekly breakfasts, which I take to work with me. Normally, I'll make a crustless quiche with broccoli or asparagus or spinach and mushrooms. I, too, substitute unsweetened almond milk for low-fat cow's milk. It's delicious and satisfying. This past Sunday I made spinach and feta hand pies and froze them individually. I have enough for eight breakfasts, so I may even be able to skip the breakfast part of my meal prep this weekend.

I just may have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your weight loss!

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 23, 2021:

Thanks, Sankhajit! I think it's really good, too, and hope others have opportunity to enjoy. If you try it out one day, please let me know what you think! Have a blessed weekend.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on July 22, 2021:

nice post...its delicious.

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 22, 2021:

Lora - yes, it is vegan, and I do think it's pretty delicious. More proof that things that taste good can also be good for you! Hope you do try it one day soon, and hope you enjoy it! Be well, and good to hear from you again.

Lora Hollings on July 22, 2021:

Wow, this recipe looks absolutely delicious. And made with all vegan ingredients too. I will definitely give this one a try. It has to be great and healthful with such good ingredients. Thanks for this recipe!

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 22, 2021:

Yes, Nithya, please do and let me know how it goes for you. I love it, still eat it most every day! Thanks for giving it a look.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 22, 2021:

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe, will try this out. So easy to make!

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 22, 2021:

Ms Dora - yes, it's pretty yummy, and truthfully, adding lots and lots of veggies and fruits to the mix, controlling portions, actually counting calories, etc. mad a huge difference. The math works, so we can eat a bit of pretty much anything we want, but we have to be sure to do it in moderation. Exercise is a good way to earn that little something extra every now and then.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 22, 2021:

Thank you for sharing. Amazed that you lost weight on such a yummy recipe. But you did mention exercise and responsible eating throughout the day. Sounds like a good, sweet life.

greg cain (author) from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 22, 2021:

Bill - none taken in the slightest. Haha! The cookie sounds pretty damn good to me, too. Maybe for my dessert tonight!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 22, 2021:

No offense, my friend, but I'm going to pass on this one...he said as he bit down on his chocolate chip cookie at 6:32 a.m.

See what you're dealing with here? A 72 year old teenager! lol

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