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Peanut Butter & a Giveaway

Oh, peanut butter. I never realized how much I relied on this super food until I moved to England, where it’s a more recent phenomenon, and very hard to find in its “American” version.

I remember having to buy imported Skippy, a brand I’d never bought when I lived in the States. I also remember sitting in the break room at our tiny converted-country-house office and being ridiculed for choosing peanut butter on toast over a hot bacon roll for breakfast.

I think I really opened my British co-workers up to a world of peanut butter. While I lived there, I regularly had apples dipped in peanut butter for breakfast or snacks, made peanut butter cookies, and almost every day, peanut butter on toast was my breakfast (and sometimes lunch too).

I know that there are people allergic to peanuts (Hi, Tracy! I love you!), but if you aren’t, you really ought to be looking at peanut butter as the perfect breakfast food it is.

To encourage that, the National Peanut Board has created their Peanut Butter Fanatic Facebook page, where you can share recipes, vote for your favorite recipe, and every vote they get, America’s peanut farmers will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to help serve nutritious breakfasts to the hungry.

Making time for breakfast can be hard. But I’ve timed it – my toast takes exactly 97 seconds to get to perfection. While the bread is toasting, I slice an apple or banana for topping. Slathering the bread with a healthy dose of peanut butter takes another 30 seconds, and then topping with apple or banana 15 seconds more.

In a little less than 3 minutes, I’ve made myself a healthy breakfast full of fiber, protein, and more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients.

You can even make these fabulous Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from My Baking Addiction and grab them on your way out the door.

Not only can you help those in need with a click, you also have a chance to win peanut butter samples and a $50 Visa gift card by posting your favorite way to eat PB for breakfast and sharing with your friends. I will select and announce a winner on March 10.

I really hope that you’ll take the time to vote for your favorite recipe. One click equals $5 towards the breakfast of the ones who need it most.

Enter to win a fabulous Peanut Butter Fanatic Package!

  • $50 Visa Gift Card
  • Kitchen mug and spatula
  • Peanut Butter!
  • Here’s what you have to do:

  • Leave a comment below – tell me: What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter for breakfast?
     

    To get extra entries, you can:

  • Follow @PeanutFarmers and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter. Tweet the following phrase:

    Enter to win a Peanut Butter Fanatic Package from @PeanutFarmers & @BluebonnetBaker! http://su.pr/AsOU1e #giveaway

    You must leave a comment here telling me you tweeted.

  • Follow Peanut Butter Fanatics on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
  • Follow Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
  • Follow BluebonnetBaker on Pinterest. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
     

    Important Details:

    -This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Saturday, March 10th at 11:59 pm EST.
    -Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
    -Winner(s) will have until 3/12/12 to claim their Peanut Butter Fanatic Package or we will choose another winner.
    -Winner will receive (1) coffee mug, (1) spatula, (1) $50 Visa gift card, and Peanut Butter {Valued at over $60}. Product will be shipped by the National Peanut Board.

    Disclosure:

    This giveaway is provided to you by National Peanut Board. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my experiences with peanut butter throughout my life. The National Peanut Board provided me with a gift card to promote their Peanut Butter for Breakfast campaign.

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