These cookies are actually a slightly adjusted version of my Salted Peanut Butter Cookies. Both versions are vegan, gluten free and utterly delicious, but the main difference is that I’m using peanut butter powder here instead of actual peanut butter. As a result, these cookies are higher in protein, lower in fat and lower in calories.
I’m a huge granola fan (examples: coconut quinoa granola, the ultimate granola). It’s pretty healthy, crunchy, full of fiber and good carbs and a little sweet, so what’s not to love? However, sometimes I like to spice it up a bit (literally) and make a savory granola. This granola is perfectly crunchy and has quite some fire to it thanks to a generous amount of black pepper.
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat. Oats are full of fibers and are high in protein, which will make you feel full until lunch time, but oats are also bursting with micronutrients like thiamin, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.
For me, oatmeal is what I eat for breakfast almost every day, especially now that it is getting colder outside and I want something warm to start my day with. Normally I would opt for this Apple Pie Oatmeal, which is also perfect for this time of year, but to spice things up a little I’ve been making this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal often for the last couple of weeks. It is perfectly spiced with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, and it is really smooth and creamy from the pumpkin puree. The pecans on the other hand add a nice contrast to the creaminess of the oats. On top of that all, the oatmeal is sweetened with date paste (or date caramel), which are actually pretty high in potassium and copper.
PB & J is of course a classic sandwich variation, and I assume that there are plenty of people that have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as breakfast – okay, perhaps not that many here in the Netherlands as the combination is not as popular as in the US, but you get the idea.
The point is that white bread, processed peanut butter and store-bought jam is really not that good for you, unfortunately. Now, of course it would be easy to simply replace those ingredients, but that is also just a bit boring, so I created this PB & Jelly Oatmeal variety!!
This breakfast is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts EVER. I’ve been making this for quite some time now, but I didn’t photograph it earlier for the blog, as – lets just be honest about it – it is so so so difficult to make oatmeal look tasty! Sometimes I even have to remind myself that what I’m going to have for breakfast is actually really delicious and healthy and good for you… So, I never even tried to photograph it, until this weekend! So hereby I present to you: the best oatmeal you’re ever going to have, without all the nasty stuff and added sugars and the like.