Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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Are you tired of the same old breakfast routine? If you’re looking to shake things up and start your day with a delicious and nutritious twist, then look no further. We’ve got a mouthwatering recipe that will not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide you with the energy you need to kickstart your morning. Introducing Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta – a delightful combination of creamy polenta, rich peanut butter, and sweet bananas that will make your mornings brighter and more delicious.

NamePeanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Tim10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings4 servings
Yield4 cups

Did any of you make the Pumpkin Pie Polenta I posted a few months back? If you did – and liked it – here’s another breakfast polenta recipe for you to try.

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta

Stovetop oats will probably always be my favorite cold-weather morning meal, but every now and then I need to switch up my breakfast routine.

Turns out, polenta/grits is a great way to do just that.

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta

With a ten minute cooking time, creamy consistency, and stick-to-your-ribs satiating power, polenta is a delicious and healthy blank canvas on which you can paint any flavor profile you desire.

For this particular recipe I chose the classic combination of peanut butter and bananas. Sweet ripe bananas and rich creamy peanut butter are blended right into the cooked polenta, resulting in a luxurious bowl of healthy comfort… and really, what could be better on a winter morning?

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Polenta


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup 1% milk, preferably organic
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup stone-ground corn grits/polenta, such as Bob’s Red Mill
  • 2 large very ripe (dark brown-skinned) bananas
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 320 calories per serving

Protein:8 grams per serving

Carbohydrates: 50 grams per serving

Dietary Fiber: 4 grams per serving

Sugars: 20 grams per serving

Fat: 10 grams per serving

Saturated Fat: 3 grams per serving

Cholesterol: 10 milligrams per serving

Sodium: 140 milligrams per serving

Potassium: 380 milligrams per serving

Calcium: 150 milligrams per serving

Iron: 1.5 milligrams per serving


1. Prepare the Polenta

In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat.

Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, ensuring there are no lumps.

Reduce the heat to low and continue to whisk as the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Add a pinch of salt to taste.

2. Add the Banana and Peanut Butter

Stir in the mashed bananas, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract into the thickened polenta.

Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Adjust the sweetness with honey if needed.

3. Serve Hot

Pour the creamy peanut butter and banana polenta into serving bowls.

4. Garnish

Top each bowl with sliced bananas, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of honey for extra flavor and texture.

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