Peanut Butter Is Your Ticket To Even Better Cereal

Whether you're five or 50, in the mood for something healthy or rather sugary, or looking for a quick breakfast fix or a lazy dinner, cereal always rises to the occasion. But, has cereal ever left you with a grumbling tummy begging for more food less than an hour later? If it has, you wouldn't be the first person to find yourself in such a situation.

TikTok user and registered dietitian @livkinkade finds that when she uses non-dairy milk for cereal in particular, its trifling amount of calories and practically non-existent protein content give her a 30-minute energy boost at best and leave her famished after. To make her morning bowl of cereal more filling, she uses a simple solution: two scoops of peanut butter powder whisked into non-dairy milk. This peanut butter milk can then be poured over cereal as you usually would.

You could also use non-powdered peanut butter, but it's hard to imagine the butter blending into milk as evenly without leaving lumps. For best results, you may want to stick to peanut butter powder. Regardless of which one you choose, the TikToker is onto something.

Is peanut butter enough to make cereal better?

To add some more context, registered dietitian Stefani Sassos told Well+Good that you should ideally be consuming as much as 30 grams of protein in a meal. Some non-dairy milks such as almond milk, however, provide as little as 1 gram of protein and between 30 and 60 calories per cup. So, it's really no wonder that having them with cereal can leave some people unsatiated a little while later (via Healthline). Powdered peanut butter, on the other hand, contains around 4 grams of protein per tablespoon, so a few scoops of it will easily help you beef up your bowl.

TikToker @livkinkade, however, does add more than peanut butter powder to her cereal, indicating that peanut butter alone may not always be enough. For one, she recommends incorporating fruits like strawberries to boost the amount of fiber in the cereal and increase its volume. Additionally, since peanut butter powder has next to no fat, she suggests adding toppings like nuts and coconut chips to make up for it.


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Other options include sprinkling in some seeds to make cereal more nutritious and fiber-rich, as well as considering alternatives like protein shakes and yogurt drinks instead of milk for extra protein. If that seems like too much of a hassle, just a few tablespoons of peanut butter powder will go a long way.