Okay, friends. We are fully into the New Year and we are trying to be good, to put our days off on a solid basis – and that means breakfast. Oat is in one form or another a popular, affordable way to take the first meal of the day: Serve a warm portion during the tundra-like conditions (hello, # bombcylone2018), or attack the overnight milled pieces on the flight.

Granola is of course another tasty option; but some versions tend to focus more on the sweet end of the spectrum than on breakfast. When we first came across a peanut butter (!) Granola from Lindsay Maitland Hunt's new Healthyish cookbook (tomorrow, January 9), we could not have been more excited.

  Nice beginnings!
Beautiful beginnings!
Photo of Bobbi Lin

This cereal meets all criteria: It uses easy-to-find ingredients, it's hearty, it's snackable and oh yeah-it's yummy . The low amount of maple syrup provides a balanced sweetness that is anything but comforting, and the addition of roughly chopped peanuts in combination with a smooth, creamy peanut butter gives the muesli a welcome touch.

  We would like to start every morning this way.
We would be happy to start this way every morning.
Photo by Bobbi Lin

If you are a fan of peanut butter oatmeal cookies (or even oatmeal and peanut butter cookies, separate), then you think that this is also a not too sweet breakfast version happens to be good (up to two weeks at room temperature). We can see this muesli plays well on yoghurt, topped with a few berries or a jam of jam – really, any excuse for recreating a deconstructed PB & J is fine with us.

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This could simply be the perfect solution for large batches to change our morning (and snack) routine.

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Peanut Butter Muesli [19659016] By Lindsay Maitland Hunt

  • 1
    Cup (260 g) smooth, unsweetened peanut butter (preferably natural)

  • 03.02
    Cup (155 ml) of pure maple syrup

  • 01.02
    Cup (120 ml) rapeseed oil

  • 2
    Teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

  • 1
    Teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1
    Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3
    Tumbler Packed (12 oz / 340 g) Old Fashioned Oatmeal

  • 3
    Mug packed (11 oz / 310 g) Quick cook oats

  • 2
    Cup (300 g) unsalted peanuts, half chopped

  • Almond milk (or other milk you like) and fresh fruit to serve

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We give 5 lucky readers the chance to win a signed copy of Lindsay's first cookbook, Healthyish. Let us know how you can enjoy cereal in the comments. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the day (New York time) on Friday, January 12th. Only accessible to US, Canadian and European residents.



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