- When you include nutritious ingredients like peanut butter at breakfast time, you fuel your body with fiber, protein and good fats to keep you satisfied.
- Eating breakfast has been associated with weight loss and weight loss maintenance, as well as improved nutrient intake¹
- Studies have shown that people who enjoy a higher protein breakfast (35 grams) felt fuller, had fewer cravings and ate fewer high-calorie snacks at night compared to eating a lower protein cereal or skipping breakfast²
- Peanut butter is a great addition to mornings because it is a natural, plant-based source of eight grams of protein and more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients.
Are you skipping breakfast?
While Americans recognize that breakfast is an important meal, some families miss out on their morning meal every day. Reasons for skipping breakfast often include trying to lose weight or not having the time. Yet adding peanut butter can help to make breakfast quick, easy and provide the fuel needed for the rest of the day. The convenience, versatility and nutrition of peanut butter combined with its flavor and affordability make it a great go-to ingredient.
Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas
Mornings can be hectic, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on flavor or nutrition. It’s easy to get a delicious serving of 8 grams of plant-based protein with peanut butter — spread it on a bagel, stir it in a smoothie or top off your whole waffles. When you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, it’s easy to add peanut butter to a smoothie for a blast of protein and delicious nutty flavor. From green and veggie-packed to full of fruit, peanut butter mixes well with many smoothie recipes.
Add the protein power of peanut butter to your morning meal with these tasty and nutritious recipe ideas.
- Fruit Napoleon Our version of the Napoleon is simple to make and certainly delicious. The synergy of peanut butter, pears and a sweetened yogurt mixture offers a fresh take on the morning.
- Peanut Powered Breakfast Cookie Cookies for breakfast? You bet! The beauty of Breakfast Cookies is they’re filled with protein and fiber to keep you feeling fuller longer. Ours are full of peanut butter flavor and power-packed to keep you going all morning long.
- Funky Monkey Muffins These delicious muffins are made even more fantastic by the combo of peanut butter, bananas and chocolate. Fresh from the oven, they'll warm you on a cool morning.
- Peanut Butter & Fruit Stuffed French Toast This beautiful stuffed French toast recipe is sure to be a hit at your next brunch–or simply for a lazy weekend morning.
- Peanut Apple Toastie One try of the refreshing tastes of apples and peanut butter is sure to make this a morning favorite.
- Blueberry Peanut Smoothie Power-pack your morning with this cool and refreshing smoothie
Want more ideas? Check out more breakfast ideas and tips on our blog.
¹U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.7th Edition, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, December 2010.
².H. J. Leidy, L. C. Ortinau, S. M. Douglas, H. A. Hoertel. Beneficial effects of a higher-protein breakfast on the appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals controlling energy intake regulation in overweight/obese, ‘breakfast-skipping,’ late-adolescent girls. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013; 97 (4): 677 DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.112.053116.