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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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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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Waffles

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Weekend mornings just seems like the most perfect time to make waffles for breakfast. My Dad bought me a waffle iron  2 years ago and I feel like I don’t use it as much as I should so I have yet to try new waffle recipes.  Waffles are super easy to make and take nearly 10 minutes to whip up. The peanut butter and oatmeal in these waffles give them a nutty sweet taste that you have to try!

Yield:4

Ingredients:
2 cups of your favorite waffle mix (I used Krusteaz)
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup melted peanut butter
1/4 cup oatmeal
Cooking spray

Steps:
1. Heat a waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until combined (it will look slightly lumpy). Spray waffle iron and scoop in waffle mixture with a large spoon. Close waffle iron and let cook for 3 minutes…repeat until you have used all of waffle mixture. Top with warm maple syrup and your favorite fruit.

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

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One of my favorite things to do after a long day is to come home and bake right after I workout…so ironic, I know! So today I really didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen and I had a box of brownie mix so then I knew exactly what I was going to bake. I always have peanut butter in my pantry and one of the most decadent combinations in this world is peanut butter and chocolate. These are extremely irresistible, just a warning!

Yield 36

Ingredients:
1 box of your favorite brownie mix
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup oil
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Sprinkles (optional)

Yield:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl combine brownie mix, eggs, water, and oil. Mix with an electric mixer until combined.

2. Grease cupcake pans with nonstick spray and pour brownie mix half way into pans(the mix will make 36 brownie bites). Bake for 15 minutes or until brownies are cooked. After they are baked, place on cooling rack and let cool for 10 minutes.

3. Melt peanut butter into small bowl in microwave for 30 seconds. With a small spoon, spread onto brownie bites with peanut butter until covered. The peanut butter will be slightly thick making it easy to frost without dripping. Top with sprinkles or any of your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

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I came up with this creation today when I was debating on whether or not to have a piece of toast with peanut butter or to make french toast for breakfast..so why not combine the two?!

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
4 pieces of bread (I used whole wheat and removed the crust)
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp buter
2 tsp (or more!) powdered sugar
3 Tbsp maple syrup

Steps:
1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. With a butter knife, spread each piece of bread with peanut butter. With a fork, poke bread and place in egg mixture for 20 seconds on each side until well coated. Butter skillet and place each piece of bread to cook for 3 minutes on each side. Coat with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar!