Disclosure: I received free samples of the Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter products mentioned in this post. I was not additionally compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.
If you know me, you know I absolutely love peanut butter. When I heard about Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter being named the best natural peanut butter by Cooking Light magazine, Prevention magazine, Men’s Health magazine, and the New York Times, I knew that I must try it! I was lucky enough to receive a sample of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter products, and I have to say that they are fantastic. The peanut butter is all natural and does not contain any salt or sugar, like many other brands. It has a very rich, high quality taste that can only come from the finest ingredients.
I also got to try the Pure PB, a peanut butter powder—something I had heard a lot about but had yet to try. Pure PB has 90% less fat and about 70% less calories than traditional peanut butter. It’s a great additive to smoothies and oatmeal to add a little protein with an indulgent peanut buttery taste.
After trying the Crazy Richard’s products, I became an immediate fan and created a healthy recipe using the Crazy Richard’s products. My Peanut Butter & Jelly granola is simple and delicious—just like Crazy Richard’s. It’s just peanut butter, oats, raisins and a bit of agave. For the peanut butter lover, this is the ultimate snack!
Makes 1.5 cups
1 cup oats
2 tablespoon chunky peanut butter
2 tablespoons agave
2 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
¼ cup raisins
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
- Combine the oats, peanut butter, agave, oil and salt in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- When the oats are done and crunchy, stir in the raisins.
- A one-ounce serving (about 2 tablespoons) of peanuts contains about 8g of protein. Protein is essential for muscle repair after intense activity and can help with weight maintenance.
- Peanuts contain an amino acid called arginine. Peanuts contain more arginine than any other food. Research has shown that arginine may help to build and repair muscles and increase strength, power, and recovery time in active individuals. Load up on peanuts if you are an athlete!
- Peanuts are also high in Vitamin E, an antioxidant shown to reduce the risk of cancer.