The Quickest Breakfast Ever: Peanut Butter Filled Dates

Dates filled with peanut butter and flax seeds, the quickest breakfast ever

I’ve had a bit of a breakfast dilemma over the past few months.

This summer, I was obsessed with this peanut butter cup smoothie. I would start pretty much every day in the same  delicious, not to mention healthy, way.

Then all of a sudden, I got sick of this smoothie. It was like my body said “Enough!” and wanted something different.

Peanut butter cup smoothie recipe

My former favorite breakfast

Since then, I’ve had the hardest time trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast. I’m trying to cut down on wheat products, so my previous go-to English muffin with peanut butter and jelly sandwich was out. I like Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts, but sometimes it’s just too sour for me.

Then the other morning, I was running late and considering skipping breakfast – but quickly scanned the fridge for possible breakfast items:

Mayonnaise. Carbonated water. Onions. Dates. Milk. Eggs. Peanut butter.

Back up.

Dates. And peanut butter.

Add some flax seeds and you’ve got breakfast. In less than one minute.

The next time you’re in a hurry and tempted to skip breakfast, make these. They taste like candy, but are really healthy – and cheap too.

Or check out other cheap breakfast recipes.


Smoothies for foodies: I am loving some of the smoothies featured in the e-book Blend: Artisanal Smoothies For Food Lovers by Alyssa of Everyday Maven and Faith of An Edible Mosaic. (These smoothies taste like dessert, but are secretly healthy. ‘Nuff said.)

Peanut Butter-Filled Dates
Yield: 8 date halves

Peanut Butter-Filled Dates

I'm secretly convinced that dates are actually candy bars in disguise. They are so delicious and naturally sweet. This particular recipe is great for breakfast, but also passes as a healthy dessert.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 4 Medjool dates, halved and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter for Paleo/Whole30 diets)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds (or chia seeds)


  1. Fill each date half with peanut butter. Sprinkle with flax seeds (or chia seeds). Eating these on the go is totally acceptable and encouraged.

4 Responses to “The Quickest Breakfast Ever: Peanut Butter Filled Dates”

  1. 1

    Karen Harris — November 20, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    I’ve got dates and of course peanut butter. All I need is the flax seeds. I’m going to have to try this.

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    Alyssa (Everyday Maven) — November 20, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    So glad you are loving the smoothies in BLEND. Which is your favorite!?! I also eat a lot of dates stuffed with sunbutter – I also add some cacao nibs or mini chips sometimes – so good! If you like eggs, an egg casserole made on sunday night and cut into portions for the week is an awesome option. I have 2 recipes on the blog – 1 super easy and 1 a bit more complicated with layers of flavor.

  3. 3

    Kathy — November 21, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    What a great idea! This would be good for a healthy snack too! And I’m going to check out that smoothie ebook, too! I love making smoothies!

  4. 4

    Beyond the Kitchen Table 11/23/2013 — November 23, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    […] Do you read Cheap Recipe Blog? You should! Haley has some great recipes and I cannot stop eating these Peanut Butter Filled Dates! […]

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