Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

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Hey, hey!

I have an awesome post-workout recipe for you guys! And it’s one that’s been in constant rotation in our house since it was created, so I promise it’s a good one!

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Besides being just plain delicious, these Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters are a better-for-you snack because they’re made with a variety of wholesome ingredients that also aid in exercise recovery.

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Check out the all-star cast of ingredients:

  • Peanuts: One serving of Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts delivers 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients, which can help in exercise recovery and muscle repair.
  • Dried cherries: Recent sports nutrition research has shown that cherries have amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and joint pain.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon has also been shown to reduce inflammation and ease muscle soreness in athletes.
  • Honey + brown rice sugar: These easy-to-digest carbohydrates are important to restoring depleted glycogen stores after exercise.

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

As you can see, these peanut clusters are a great nutrient-dense snack to enjoy (before or) after a workout and, my goodness, they are tasty. Everyone who has tried them so far has absolutely loved them!

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or other favorite dried fruit (I’ve also made them with dried cranberries and blueberries)
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional – I’ve made them with and without… both delicious)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • cinnamon to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Be sure to fully coat peanuts with honey and brown rice syrup.

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Pour peanut mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters
Bake for 15-18 minutes (just before the peanuts start to brown).

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Once firm, use hands to break apart into clusters.

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Serve immediately or store for later.

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Makes 4 half cup servings

Post-Workout Recovery Peanut Clusters

Question of the Day

What is your current favorite post-workout snack/meal?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Planters . The opinions and text are all mine.

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