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Easy Peanut Butter Pancakes

February 11, 2020

Easy Peanut Butter Pancakes

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This post was sponsored by The Peanut Institute

Are you ready to pamper YOURSELF with a delicious breakfast this Valentine’s??

O.M.G. these flourless pancakes are almost too good!!

They feature peanut butter – one of my go-to foods that I eat pretty much EVERYDAY!

P.S. the recipe and ingredients are on the image at the bottom of this blog post!

Easy Peanut Butter Pancakes

I stick with peanuts & peanut butter for 3 main reasons:

  1. ¼ cup of peanuts or 2 Tbsp peanut butter contains 7 gm protein and contains both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which keeps me full & stabilizes my blood sugar all morning until lunch!

  2. Peanuts (& peanut butter) are environmentally friendly – they have a lower “water footprint” (total volume of fresh water required to produce a crop) compared to other nuts AND peanuts naturally replenish the soil with nitrogen – an essential nutrient for plant growth!

  3. Peanuts and peanut butter are SO affordable! Dollar for dollar, peanuts and peanut butter are less expensive than almost all nut and meat proteins

I’m super excited to partner with The Peanut Institute today to bring you this healthy but decadent V-Day brekkie!

Let me tell you some other cool peanut facts →

Peanuts and peanut butter qualify as superfoods (!!) because they deliver a ton of health benefits (19 vitamins and minerals!) in a very small serving. e.g. one serving peanuts contains 6x as much protein and 8x as much niacin as a serving of raw kale! #PeanutSuperfood

AND! Did you know that peanut consumption is associated with a reduced risk of cancer (breast, colorectal, esophageal and pancreatic cancers), heart disease and diabetes? OR that the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in peanuts, like those in olive oil and avocados, help decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol?

Check out peanutinstitute.com for a ton more awesome info about peanuts, their health benefits, and recipes!

Sources:

  • Lee, J., et al., The relationship between nut intake and risk of colorectal cancer: a case control study. Nutr J, 2018. 17(1): p. 37. 2.

  • Nieuwenhuis, L. and P.A. van den Brandt, Total Nut, Tree Nut, Peanut, and Peanut Butter Consumption and the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2018. 27(3): p. 274-284.

  • van den Brandt, P.A. and L. Nieuwenhuis, Tree nut, peanut, and peanut butter intake and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer: The Netherlands Cohort Study. Cancer Causes & Control, 2018. 29(1): p. 63-75.

  • Yanjie, Z., et al., Peanut consumption associated with a reduced risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: A case–control study in a high-risk area in China. Thoracic Cancer, 2018. 9(1): p. 30- 36.


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