Crunchy Granola Peanut Butter

We've all heard of crunchy peanut butter... some of us have enough tried COOKIE butter! What genius figured that one out? Mind you, cookies for breakfast aren't necessarily my go to option (obviously we all know my go to is smoothie bowls) because they're usually loaded with sugar! BUT, have you heard of GRANOLA butter? Let's combine 2 of our favourite things, because why the hell not!

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time:  ~10min Servings: 2 Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
  • 1/8 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Granola (I use central roast)

Directions:

Step 1: Add peanuts to food processor and blend for 7-10 minutes or until liquidy smooth.

Step 2: Add cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and syrup and blend until mixed in. 

Step 3: Add granola and pulse for 20 seconds, only to mix in granola well, rather than break it down. 

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Granola Topper Smoothie Bowl

If you know me at all, you'll know that I'm obsessed with smoothie bowls! I whip up one of these bad boys every day for breakfast. Usually berry flavoured to get those antioxidants, but sometimes I do like to switch up the flavours. The key is to always use frozen bananas; that's where you get the texture from! Sometimes I add either mango, strawberries, or even spinach! And if my sweet tooth has taken over, I'll throw in a second banana and add cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder for a chocolate nut butter bowl like I've done today! The possibilities are endless!

Prep Time: 5min  Total Time:  5min Servings: 1 Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 Frozen Bananas 
  • 1 Cup Frozen Berries
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (Substitute with regular protein powder & 2 tablespoons cocoa powder)
  • 3/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Granola (I used Central Roast)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter

Directions:

Step 1: Blend bananas, protein powder, and almond milk until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl.

Step 2: Top bowl with granola, coconut, and almond butter (and any other desired toppers).

Black Rice Veggie Rolls with Peanut Soy Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 10 min  Cooking Time: 15 min  Total Time:  25 min Servings: ~10

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup Uncooked Black Rice (I used Village Harvest Black Rice!) 
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
  • Rice Paper
  • 1/2 Red Pepper Julienned 
  • 1/2 Carrot Julienned
  • 1/3 Cucumber Julienned 
  • 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves 
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Agave 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Hot Sauce

Directions: 

Step 1: Add black rice to 2 cups boiling water. Cook on medium-high heat for 15 minutes or until rice is softened. Add coconut oil and mix until melted. Remove from heat. 

Step 2: Add sesame seeds to rice mixture and let cool. 

Step 3: Set up a plate with hot water, and a flat surface for rolling. Make each roll one at a time, by placing the rice paper on the plate of hot water, letting it soften for ~30 seconds. Remove from liquid and place on flat surface. Add ~1/2 cup of rice, 2-3 pieces of each vegetable, 2 mint leaves, and ~6-8 leaves of spinach. Fold the bottom edge up over the filling, then the two sides in, then roll up till all the rice paper is used. 

Step 4: Mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, agave (you can use honey as a substitute), and hot sauce (add more depending on your taste buds!), for dipping. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiced Cups

To say these peanut butter pumpkin spiced cups are addicting would be an UNDERSTATEMENT! Guys, I cannot stop... I'll admit, as a kid, those sneaky little Reese's PB cups were my weakness, but with becoming vegan, comes great responsibility. In other words, no hoarding candy bars off the shelves in the checkout line at grocery stores. It was only a matter of time before I brought this chocolate peanut buttery goodness back to life. This seriously simple recipe is definitely one for the win. Perfect for gifting, snacking, entertaining - you name it!

Prep Time: 10 min  Cooling Time: 20 min  Total Time:  30 min Servings: 12 Cups

Ingredients: 

  • 4 Cups Chopped Dark Chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil 
  • 1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Spice 
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt 
  • 1 Cup Puffed Quinoa 

Directions:

Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, melt 2 cups of chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds for 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil and heat for another 20 seconds. Fill each muffin cup with 2 tablespoons of chocolate mix and set in fridge for 5 minutes. 

Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, add peanut butter, pumpkin spice, and salt, and stir until blended together. Add puffed quinoa and mix evenly, to create cup filling.

Step 3: Remove muffin tray from fridge, scooping a teaspoon of filling onto each puddle of chocolate, pressing down slightly. 

Step 4: Melt the remaining 2 cups of chocolate and 2 tablespoons coconut oil as done in step 1. Top each muffin cup with chocolate mixture, fully covering filling. Place in fridge for 20 minutes or until hardened.

17 Mouth Watering Smoothie Bowls

My blogging inspiration began with a smoothie bowl! While I was transitioning into veganism, finding a nutritious breakfast option was tough, when I was such a fan of healthy egg variations. But once I started experimenting with smoothie bowls, I realized that you can pack in whichever nutrients you choose! Your regular run of the mill smoothies are great for being on the go, but I like adding extra tastes and textures to make my breakfast experience a little more fulfilling! Here are seventeen of my favourite smoothie bowl creations! Be sure to check out myfitlittlefoodie on Instagram for more delicious combinations.

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1. Peanut Butter Banana & Chocolate Explosion

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2. Peanut Butter & Raspberry Jam

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3. Sweet Green Monster

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4. Cherry Nice Cream Coconut Bowl

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5. Matcha Energy Booster

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6. Peanut Butter & Blueberry Bowl

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7. Clean Cut Green Banana

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8. Strawberry Banana Madness

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9. Berry Blitz Power Bowl

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10. Green Goddess

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11. Crunchy Granola Power Bowl

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12. Strawberry Ice Cream Bowl

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13. Blueberry Pistachio Nice Cream

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14. Coconut Cream Pumpkin Pie

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15. Berry Chocolate Nomz

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16. Apricot Cookie Bowl

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17. Raw Cacao PB Banana Bowl

Comment below to share your favourite smoothie bowl combinations!