Peanut Butter is a lifelong love of mine. As a child, it was my go-to breakfast: 2 peanut butter toasts accompanied by either jam, brown sugar (yes, I went through a pb & melted brown sugar phase as a teen), homemade caramel or banana and honey. It was also my go-to snack after dancing, karate class or the swim team. I would sneak into my mom’s cupboard and grab a spoonful (or two!).
Today, peanut butter is STILL one of my go-to breakfast favorites and spoonfuls of pb have remained a favorite of mine before or after running or working out. Having been a vegetarian for close to 13 years now, peanut butter has been an important source of protein and energy for me.
When I turned 30 this year, I made a conscious decision to adopt the healthiest and cleanest lifestyle possible. I’m therefore a lot more careful with what I put on and in my body and eating as clean, natural and organic as possible. I also cook as much as possible, making most meals from scratch and also adopting a regular fitness regimen (running, NTC classes, biking, surfing, etc.).
I recently discovered Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter, on one of my trips and immediately added the brand to my cupboard. I love this peanut butter because it has no trans fats, no preservatives, no hydrogenated fats, no stabilizers and no added sugar! They offer a creamy and also crunchy variety so you can switch it up depending on your mood. Plus it’s all natural, which is AWESOME!
These days, some of the favorite things I love to make with peanut butter are stacked rice cakes for breakfast, peanut butter banana smoothies, sauteed tofu, muffins, etc. I’m excited to share with you on the blog today, my favorite recipe to make with Adams Natural Peanut Butter – it’s Homemade Peanut Butter Granola! It’s a super simple recipe that you can make with just a few ingredients in only a couple of minutes. It goes perfectly with fruit and yogurt or even just plain milk in the morning or as a snack.
What you’ll need:
2 tbsp. of Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter
2 tbsp. of honey
1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
1/4 tsp. of maple syrup
1 cup of oats
How to make it:
Preheat oven at 325F degrees. Grease cookie sheet with coconut oil. Combine Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter and honey in a bowl and heat up (either stovetop or microwave) until the peanut butter melts. Stir.
Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla into peanut butter and honey mixture. Add oats and stir until the oats are entirely covered by the mixture. Spread the mixture onto the cookie sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes or until the granola is slightly browned. Let it cool until the granola is crunchy.
What are some of your favorite peanut butter recipes? #AdamsPB #NaturalUpside
If you’re in Toronto next weekend, make sure you stop by the Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter booth at the Green Living Show on Saturday March 28th between 1-3pm. I’ll be there to talk fitness, balanced eating, etc. We can even exchange peanut butter recipes in person if you’d like! 😀 Come say hi!