This week we are excited to launch the second in our recipe series with new Scoop Supporter KRAFT Nuts, who has just released a new Naturals range of Peanut Butter made from 100% peanuts. We’ve come up with two new ways for #peanutbutterlovers to reap the rewards of breakfast. You’ll want to go to bed early so you can wake up to these!
Build a breakfast habit
First off – are you in the brekkie habit? Every day? Or just on the weekend for a slow, café brunch? I know you’re aware of the positive research on breakfast and energy levels, mind and mood, plus healthy body weight. In fact a new research review published in Advances in Nutrition has shown:
- Regular breakfast eaters have more nutritious diets and are more likely to tick off all the daily nutrient requirements.
- Eating regular breakfast cereal is associated with a 12 per cent lower risk of being overweight in adults and children.
- Regularly eating a wholegrain and high-fibre breakfast cereal is associated with 24 per cent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and up to a 28 per cent reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
We know that many people skip out as they are too rushed in the morning. Even more concerning is a new Foodbank, Hunger in the Classroom report that’s revealed two thirds of Australian teachers (67%) reported having children come to school hungry, without having eaten breakfast.
So how do you make the habit stick in your home?
- Simplicity is key – keep it simple with easy to-make breakfasts, such as a quick piece of peanut butter toast, a bowl of high-fibre cereal, a fresh smoothie or fruit.
- Pre-plan – put some time aside on the weekend or the night before to create a tasty breakfast. Check out our Peanut Butter Granola below – you can batch cook and store in an airtight container and even eat it on the go in a container with yoghurt.
- Create a brekkie treat – on the weekend it’s also nice to take the time to linger for longer and create a special brekkie treat – try our Wholemeal Peanut Butter Chia Pancakes!
Peanut Butter Granola
Makes 4 cups
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes
¼ cup KRAFT Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup puffed quinoa
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
2 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots
Stewed apples, for serving, optional
Vanilla or natural yoghurt, for serving, optional
- COMBINE the peanut butter, honey, oats, quinoa, almonds, coconut and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Spread on a baking paper lined baking tray and bake in a slow oven 140oC for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
- STIR in the cranberries and apricot and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until required.
- SPOON a little fruit into the base of a glass, top with yoghurt and granola. Serve immediately.
Wholemeal Peanut Butter Chia Pancakes
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes
½ cup wholemeal SR flour
½ cup SR flour
2 tablespoons caster sugar
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup milk combined with ½ teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice
¼ cup KRAFT Natural Peanut Butter Smooth
30g melted butter
2 tablespoons chia seeds
30g butter, extra, melted for cooking
Berries, for serving
Vanilla or natural yoghurt, for serving
Maple Syrup, for serving
- WHISK together the flours, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, peanut butter, egg and melted butter until smooth. Pour into flour mixture and just whisk until combined. Stir through the chia.
- HEAT a large non-stick frypan over moderate heat then brush with some of the extra butter. Spoon ¼ cup amounts of batter into the pan without crowding. Cook pancakes 2 minutes each side or until golden and puffed. Keep warm. Cook remaining pancakes, brushing pan with butter for each batch.
- SERVE with berries, yoghurt and maple syrup.
About the range
KRAFT Natural Peanut Butter Smooth and KRAFT Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy are fabulous newcomers made from 100 % peanuts, and absolutely nothing else. This helps make each tablespoon serving (22g) a source of protein (6.0g/serve), magnesium (14% RDI/serve) and niacin (29% RDI/serve). Look out for the new spreads in all major supermarkets and independent retailers, RRP $4.60 per jar. Read more in our introduction post here.
We suspect that our lovely readers have their own peanut butter lover breakfast ideas too? How about it? Love to hear your ideas. #peanutbutterlover #scoopnutrition #kraftnaturals
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