Breakfast Apple Cookies

Apple cookies are the easiest treats to make! Thanks to Peace Cereal who sent me a few samples of cereals to try and this was one of my creations. It is quick, easy, healthy and the best part; it’s delicious!  (Also, if anyone has any tips or tricks to making peanut butter look pretty when spreading, let me know!)  The most common way to eat cereal is to pour it in a bowl, add milk and eat it with a spoon. This is a great way to get more out of your cereals by using it in different ways. You can find Peace Cereals by HERE. They have tons of healthy breakfast cereals. This cereal in particular has whole rolled wheat, rye, barley & oat mixed with dried dates, raisins, sunflower and flax seeds, almonds & walnuts. It is a great combination of crunchy, chewy and sweet in a bite! It also has plenty of whole grains, fiber & protein in one serving. You can try this with any type of cereal in your pantry, enjoy!
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Breakfast Apple Cookies

Breakfast Apple Cookies

Ingredients

1 Fuji apple; sliced into 1/4 inch slices

2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Fruit, Seed & Nut Muesli Cereal by Peace Cereal

Instructions

  1. Spread peanut butter on smoothly on to apple slices.
  2. Sprinkle Fruit, Seed & Nut Muesli Cereal on each slice. Enjoy!
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Banana Maple Chia Overnight Oats

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Overnights are my new favorite thing these days! Eating healthy is also a favorite of mine too. I run at least 3 miles everyday right when I wake up..I’ve noticed it really keeps me energized and refreshed all throughout the day. It also motivates me to fuel my body with fresh and nutritious foods throughout the day. Since breakfast is such a quick ‘grab-n-go’ kinda thing for me, these oats make it easy to eat healthy on the run. There is tons of fiber to keep ya feeling full until lunch–there is also NO sugar, so these little oats are naturally sweet 🙂
I also love mason jars and this is one of the many reasons why. They are just so cute and convenient. If you don’t have mason jars you could also use simple containers or even bowls.

Ingredients:
1 cup of uncooked oats
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp sugar free maple syrup
1/2 banana; sliced

Steps:
1. Combine all ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Spoon oatmeal into mason jars and top with favorite fruit and/or nuts. Let sit overnight in fridge and enjoy the next morning!
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Vanilla, Honey, and Almond Granola with Dates

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I am a huuuuggge granola/granola bar junkie! I try to opt for the healthier granola bars so that’s exactly why I decided to whip up my own batch myself. Granola and granola bars (especially all of the good tasting ones) that you buy from the store tend to be extremely high in fat and sugar..it’s almost as bad as eating a candy bar in some instances.  Granola is extremely easy to make and you can add all of your favorite flavors and fruits. I love granola as a quick snack..I love putting it in my yogurt or even on peanut butter and apples. There will definitely be more granola recipes to come so stay tuned! 🙂

Ingredients:
4 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
4 tbsp. honey
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
6 dates; chopped
1/4 cup almonds; chopped
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and honey and microwave for about 30-45 seconds until the peanut butter and honey have melted together. Stir together and then add in the cinnamon and vanilla extract. Add in the almonds and oats and stir until everything is coated evenly.

3. Spread on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes…every oven varies so you will know when granola is ready when it’s golden brown. *I would recommend flipping granola every 5 minutes with a spatula for an extra crunch Enjoy!
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Overnight Peanut Butter & Nutella Oats

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These overnight oats have recently become my new favorite breakfast. If you’ve never tried them before you definitely must give them a try! I make all kinds of different overnight oats and I am excited to post more about them. They are quick and easy to make. They also come in handy on mornings when I’m running late for work because I can take them on the go. These oats are so good they taste like candy…and they are healthy!

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk; unsweetend vanilla
1/2 cup oats
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 Tbsp Nutella
1 tsp honey (optional)
1 Tbsp mini dark chocolate chips

Steps:
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, cover, and let sit overnight. EASY and top with your favorite fruit when ready to eat.

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Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

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I am a huge fan of granola bars, and I am not picky when it comes to all the different flavors and brands. When I was in college they were my grab-n-go breakfast or snack that I would take when I had class all day. Now that I am working full time and my schedule seems to be busier and granola bars are just so conveniently perfect for a healthy snack! This is my first time making them from scratch..because as much as I don’t want to admit it, there are all kinds of granola bars that are loaded with sugar therefore they aren’t as nutritious as you would think. I am proud to say I came up with a recipe that doesn’t have any added sugar in it–thats right, it’s all honey and it is delicious! I am definitely going to be making more granola bars with different flavors, fruits, and nuts so stay tuned!

Yield: 8

Ingredients:
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup krispy rice cereal
2/3 cup roasted dried almonds; coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon

Steps:
1. In a saucepan on medium heat, combine peanut butter and honey and stir until melted.
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2.Add in oats, rice cereal, and almonds. Stir in with a spatula until evenly coated.
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3. Then, (almost done!) add in dried cranberries and cinnamon. Mix until everything is combined.
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4.Lighly grease a 9×9 inch baking dish and evenly smooth granola mixture with a spatula until even. Let cool and set for one hour and then cut into 8 even bars. Enjoy for breakfast or for a perfect healthy snack!
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