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
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.