Peanut Butter Honey Cereal Bars

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I know it’s been awhile since I posted a breakfast recipe, so I thought it was about time that I shared another one. Okay, so maybe that last one was Tuesday with these cinnamon sugar chai donut muffins, but you’d think with the frequency with which I’ve been sharing breakfast ideas that I wouldn’t be able to make it from Tuesday all the way to Friday without another one! Sorry about that. I didn’t realize that I had so many breakfast-type foods in a row until I looked at my month zoomed out. But, don’t worry. Next week is all about dessert!

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But first these peanut butter honey cereal bars. Cereal, oats, and peanut butter. A wholesome breakfast all wrapped up in a convenient cereal bar. These cereal bars came about as a result of a little cupboard purging. I was looking for an ingredient and stumbled upon several boxes of Cheerios pushed back in the corner. I suppose at some point there was a logical reason why I had multiple boxes of them, but when I saw them, I had no idea. We aren’t big cereal eaters, so I obviously had some sort of plan for them. Oops. Until I think of what that idea was, I’ll be over here making peanut butter honey cereal bars!

No Bake Peanut Butter Honey Cereal Bars from A Kitchen Addiction

Great for breakfast or snack, these bars are sweetened with honey and coconut sugar. Peanut butter and coconut oil act as the binding agents. The only other ingredients are Cheerios, oats, and vanilla extract. No hidden ingredients or preservatives so you can feel good feeding these to your kids as they rush off to school or grabbing them for yourself as you rush off to work! Happy Friday!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Peanut Butter Honey Cereal Bars
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 4 C Cheerios or oat cereal
  • 1 C quick oats or regular oats
  • ½ C + 2 tbsp no-stir natural crunchy or creamy peanut butter
  • ½ C honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar or granulated white sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large, heat safe bowl, combine Cheerios and oats. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey, sugar, and coconut oil. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Carefully pour mixture over the top of the cereal mixture. Stir to coat.
  5. Gently press into prepared baking dish. (Do not press mixture too hard or the bars will be hard when cooled.)
  6. Refrigerate for one hour or allow to cool completely at room temperature before cutting into bars.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

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Cinnamon Sugar Chai Donut Muffins

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It’s been cold around here lately. As in below zero actual temp or windchill for the last I don’t know how many days. So what did we do this weekend? Trek across a frozen lake to hike on a snow covered island. It was nice to get out and enjoy the sunshine. That was until we turned around and started trekking back to the house into the winds that were causing the crazy wind chills. I didn’t have my face covered well enough, apparently, because I ended up with a light case of windburn on my cheeks. Now I look like I’ve been somewhere warm soaking up the sun. (As if. . .)

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What does that have to do with cinnamon sugar chai donut muffins? Not a whole lot, except that while I was trudging back into the wind all I could think about was how I wanted a hot cup of chai with a couple of these chai donut muffins. Warm drinks and cinnamon sugar coved spicy muffins are the perfect combination to combat the cold. (Or if you’re currently in a warm place soaking up the sun, I suppose you can enjoy these donut muffins with your favorite iced drink!)

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If you’ve never had a donut muffin before, you’ll realize that you’ve been missing out! They are super easy to make and taste amazing. All you have to do is scoop your donut batter into a mini muffin tin and they’ll bake up into soft, tender little donut muffins. Dip them in melted butter and roll them in cinnamon sugar to finish them off. So, excuse me while I go grab a large fleece blanket, a hot cup of chai and a few of these cinnamon sugar donut muffins!

5.0 from 4 reviews

Cinnamon Sugar Chai Donut Muffins
 
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
For the Muffins
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • ⅓ C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ⅛ tsp cloves
  • ⅛ tsp white pepper, optional (Add this for that traditional spiciness of chai)
  • ⅓ C butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 C milk
For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugars, and spices.
  3. Stir in butter and milk. Mix until just combined.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. Fill about ¾ full. I used about a tablespoon of batter per cup.
  5. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden brown. Move to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Stir together sugar and spices. Dip tops of muffins in melted butter, then dip in sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining donut muffins.
Notes
If you want to roll the entire donut muffin in the cinnamon sugar as pictured, you will need to double the ingredients for the topping.

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Cinnamon Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread

Easy Cinnamon Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread from A Kitchen Addiction

Toast. It’s one of my favorite things. Toast made from homemade bread, specifically. I can eat toast every day without getting sick of it. Kind of weird? Probably. But it’s just so good, especially when there are so many options. My recent favorite? This cinnamon honey wheat english muffin bread. Toast it to perfection with a drizzle of honey and I’m good to go for the morning.

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English muffins and English muffin bread are my favorite breads to make when my schedule is busy but I still want fresh bread. The prep work is super easy and you don’t even have to knead the dough! Just mix it all together and spread it in the pan to rise. Once risen, pop it in the oven, and your work is done.

Easy Cinnamon Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread from A Kitchen Addiction

This particular english muffin bread is filled with cinnamon and a hint of sweet honey. I love any bread that has cinnamon in it not only for the flavor that it provides but also for the aroma it provides as it’s being toasted! The smell of cinnamon is the best! One bite of the bread and you realize that it has the classic crusty outside with a soft, chewy inside. So, if you like toast as much as I do, or if you just like toast, this cinnamon honey wheat english muffin bread is sure to become your next favorite!

5.0 from 4 reviews

Cinnamon Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ C bread flour
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pkg Red Star Platinum yeast or rapid rise yeast
  • 1 C milk, warmed to 120-130 degrees F
  • ¼ C honey
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle and coat bottom and sides of loaf pan with cornmeal.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flours, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and yeast.
  3. With mixer on low, slowly add in warmed milk and honey. Increase speed to medium and beat until dough forms and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Dough will be sticky.
  4. Spread dough into prepared loaf pan. Cover and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 60 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat oven to 400.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow bread to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet with Tomatoes and Spinach + GIVEAWAY

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I am always on the lookout for easy weeknight meals, and I’m sure most of you could always use another meal to make your weeknights easier, too. Some evenings, after an especially busy day, I’ve found myself starving and standing in front of the refrigerator wondering what to throw together. 30 minute comfort food is just the kind of meal I want at that moment. This cheesy gnocchi skillet with tomatoes and spinach is just the cheesy comfort food that our weeknights need!

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We love cheese around here and Crystal Farms helps us fuel that love. Since 1926, Crystal Farms has been committed to providing the highest quality products. Their cheeses are a rich source of calcium, and all of their products are gluten-free. Plus, the products are lactose tolerant. And, since they’re conveniently located in the refrigerated dairy section, it’s easy to pick up whatever cheese we need next!

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This cheesy gnocchi skillet uses Crystal Farms mozzarella and a chunk of Crystal Farms feta. Some days even the time it takes to dig out a grater and shred cheese can seem like too much time, so it’s nice to pick up a couple of bags of shredded cheese to have on hand when weeknights are especially rushed. If you look in our fridge at any given time, you’ll most likely find a couple of blocks and couple of bags!

30 Minute Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet with Tomatoes and Spinach from A Kitchen Addiction

But back to the gnocchi. I love gnocchi, but I don’t make it nearly enough. I don’t know why. It’s super easy to make and can be paired with so many different flavor combinations. This cheesy gnocchi skillet is filled with the comfort food favorites of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and green bell peppers. And of course cheese, lots of cheese. Mozzarella is stirred in and feta is sprinkled on top to finish the dish off. The result is an easy, cheesy meal that takes just 30 minutes from start to finish!

Be sure to check out Crystal Farms on Pinterest and Crystal Farms Favorites for more recipe inspiration!

4.9 from 16 reviews

Cheesy Gnocchi Skillet with Tomatoes and Spinach
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb potato gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ C onion, chopped
  • ½ C green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • ½ C tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 C baby spinach
  • ¾ C Crystal Farms Mozzarella Cheese Shredded
  • ¼ C Crystal Farms Wisconsin Chunk Feta Cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook gnocchi according to package instructions. Set aside. You may way to drizzle with 1-2 teaspoons olive oil to prevent gnocchi from sticking.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and green pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in minced garlic and cook until garlic starts to lightly brown.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper and reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Stir in gnocchi, spinach, and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese and feta.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese melts.
  7. Remove to wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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Crystal Farms is giving away a blue serving platter from Le Creuset to one (1) lucky winner so you can serve your favorite cheese creations in style! Just comment below with your favorite dish that contains cheese!

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Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

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I’m pretty sure peanut butter and chocolate in baked goods is one of the best flavor combinations out there. And I’m pretty sure that it’s even better when oats are involved. These flourless dark chocolate chunk peanut butter oat cookies are filled with that perfect combination! I’ve made these cookies a few times switching up the type of chocolate and peanut butter but noticed that the recipe never made it to the blog. Time to change that.

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Everybody needs a good cookie recipe that takes 30 minutes from start to finish, and this recipe is just that! The ingredients are probably sitting in your cupboard right now, so you don’t even need to take a trip to the grocery store. These flourless dark chocolate peanut butter oat cookies bake up thick and soft and are loaded with peanut butter and chocolate. They are a perfect partner to a big glass of cold milk!

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Oh, and did I mention that you only dirty one bowl?! That’s always good. All it takes is one bowl, a few ingredients and you’ll be enjoying warm, gooey cookies in no time!

5.0 from 6 reviews

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Oat Cookies
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 C natural no-stir creamy peanut butter
  • ½ C sugar
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C rolled/regular oats
  • ½ C dark chocolate chunks/chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, sugars, baking soda, and salt. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until creamy.
  3. Stir in oats and chocolate chips until combined.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Gently press down tops. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden brown. The centers will look under-baked but will firm as the cookies cool.
  5. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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