While I’m mentally getting ready for the holiday season, my body is not ready for this cold snap we’ve had in Chicago these past few days. The below-freezing temperatures have me feeling a bit achy, which has me craving some warm comfort food that I can whip up in a flash. This recipe for pumpkin bread infused with crunchy peanut butter and whole grain granola is perfect for the microwave, and cooks in about 90 seconds.

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Grab a large microwave-safe mug. I recommend a cup that holds at least 16 ounces. Spray the inside of the mug lightly with non-stick spray for easier cleanup.

In the mug, add the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cloves and cinnamon. Next add the wet ingredients: egg, peanut butter, vegetable oil and pumpkin puree. Mix together until smooth, then fold in the granola. I like to use KIND Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters for an extra crunchy texture and stronger peanut butter flavor.

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Microwave on HIGH for 90 seconds and check if it is done. Don’t overcook; contents of the mug will continue to cook after it’s out of the microwave so a small amount of moisture on the top is acceptable because the pumpkin bread will continue to cook.

Let the pumpkin bread cool slight. Then grab a spoon and enjoy it warm. I recommend pairing it with your favorite coffee or hot chocolate.

Peanut Butter Granola-Pumpkin Bread

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Peanut Butter Granola-Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a large microwave-safe coffee mug (at least 16 ounces). Whisk with a fork until smooth.

Microwave on HIGH for 90 seconds, then check to see if it is done. Continue to microwave in additional 30-second intervals, as needed. The contents will continue to cook a bit inside the mug

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