Sunday, January 25, 2009

I Pledge Allegiance to Peanut Butter

Did you know that yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day? I didn't until I read the Peanut Butter Boy's post, discussing the recent peanut butter recalls. He even includes a recipe with which to safely enjoy your favorite peanut butters. Thanks, Nick!

Speaking of favorites, I thought I'd belatedly join in the celebration by sharing one of my own preferred methods of peanut butter consumption. Behold the Mess o' Potassium. It brings together the healthful deliciousness of a ripe banana, cereal, maple syrup, and, of course, the peanut butter of your choice. I created this particular bowl with Banana Nut Cheerios, a random and delightful discovery at Costco, which made it extra banana-y.

Other ways I enjoy peanut butter are:
  • Stirred over a sliced microwave-baked apple (I think a cinnamon & raisin or chocolate flavored butter is best)
  • Spread into a whole wheat tortilla and lightly toasted, possibly combined with some pumpkin butter
  • Mixed into ice cream
  • Stirred into plain Greek yogurt (Fage is my favorite!)
  • Used as the base in a stir fry sauce
What's your favorite way to eat peanut butter? Do tell!

Mess o' Potassium

1 banana, sliced
1 cup of not-too-sweet cereal (Cheerios and Chex are great for this)
1 T peanut butter (I used Naturally Nutty's butter toffee flavor)
drizzle of honey or maple syrup

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir, stir, stir, then enjoy with a spoon for a lovely breakfast or nutritious dessert.


  1. I love your mess o' potassium. Maybe I will have it for dinner tonight!Apples and peanut butter are always my go-to snack. Halve the apple,scoop out the core and insert PB. YUM!

  2. I adore peanut butter! My very favorite way to eat it is a simple peanut butter and plum jam sandwich on wheat bread. When I'm feeling the need for a sweet treat I melt some peanut butter and use it as ice cream topping. It's deliciously decadent and so satisfying.

  3. The Peanut Butter BoJanuary 28, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Excellent celebration of peanut butter, and Naturally Nutty is my new favorite too. I pledge along with ya!

  4. Pinkstripes, that sounds delicious!ChickenStamps, plum jam sounds so interesting. I really like plum sauce on my Chinese food, but I've never seen plum in jam form. Sounds tasty!Thanks for stopping by, Nick!


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