(Peanut) Butter Me Up

Breakfast is my favorite meal of any day. I am queen breakfast chef, which is a big deal because we all know I’d be quite happy with princess status for anything else. Whether I’m whipping up homemade waffles, pancakes, eggs, mostly all of my recipes have one golden ingredient in common: peanut butter. OK, the eggs itself don’t have peanut butter but usually the toast I have alongside of it has at least a smear.

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Peanut butter is the food of Gods and I count it as great luck that I do not have an aversion to it. If you can, eat more nuts because they’re just plain crazy healthy for you. I love almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, and peanuts all in their natural state, however, one form of nut has become my obsession. Peanut. Butter.

When I first started eating breakfast every day, I was young and naive and thought I didn’t like breakfast foods all that much. So stupid. My senior year of college, I started waking up for myself, rather than just classes, and got myself down to breakfast every day. An egg here, egg white there. Add some grains and fruit and suddenly my day was so much brighter.

One day, however, I was on my way to work so I didn’t have time to wait for eggs, so instead I got myself an english muffin with peanut butter and jelly. Hallelujah life was changed. Now, every day, I eat peanut butter in some form, but breakfast has to be my favorite.

When I have time in the mornings (hello weekends!) I’ll take my time in the kitchen mixing up some homemade waffles or pancakes, with peanut butter in the batter and on top! On mornings when I have work, I cook up some oatmeal that will never taste bland again thanks to the beautiful peanut butter and jelly combination.

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Sure, I like the average peanut butter, crunchy, creamy, unsalted, and pure. But, there is one brand of peanut butter that made my obsession go from mild to over the top: Peanut Butter and Co. Why them? The inclusion of CHOCOLATE, my other favorite thing in the world. Either dark or white, swirled with peanut butter, it adds a whole other layer of yum to breakfast. It satisfies that chocolate craving that, no joke, I wake up desiring. My mother even said that one time when I was only three I woke up, sat down at the table, sighed, and said, “Momma, I just need chocolate.” She understood. It’s also healthier because the ingredients are simple, pure, and not tarnished by random add-ins that make the best of foods taste fake.

No, this is not sponsored, but they do follow me on Twitter. Now excuse me while I tuck into some peanut butter oats with berries!

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One thought on “(Peanut) Butter Me Up

  1. I would never have thought to put peanut butter and jelly (or just the peanut butter with my usual fresh berries) into my oatmeal, but I am so very much looking forward to doing this tomorrow morning. Or maybe right now with my own homemade cocoa cashew butter. Hang on, I’ll let you know how that comes out. 🙂 Love your blog, by the way, Princess. 😉 Auntie.

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