[Disclosure: The National Peanut Board is a past sponsor of Blog Brûlée and all opinions expressed are my own in this post.]
There are few foods I can say I eat every day.
Peanut butter is one of them. I’m the person who has at least two jars in my pantry at all times because of fear of running out.
Serena and I were fortunate enough to go on a peanut farm tour last year and we learned a lot about peanut nutrition, peanut sustainable farming and peanut culinary applications (here’s the link to that trip including our Favorite Peanut Holiday Recipes.)
At this year’s Blog Brûlée, Sherry, the dietitian who works for NPB, joined us and I learned even more about one of my favorite foods including:
- 90% of Americans have a jar of peanut butter in their pantry (that’s a mind boggling number!)
- It takes only 4.7 gallons of water to grown 1 ounce of peanuts (other nuts need 4 to 17 times as much water.)
- New feeding guidelines suggest that an early introduction of peanuts may protect against developing a peanut allergy (note: introduction to high-risk infants should be monitored with health professional support.)
As for that peanut butter – it’s such a versatile ingredient but I think most Americans still use it mainly for sandwiches or for baking. But there are so many unique ways to use peanut butter in the kitchen from savory sauces to snacking dips to marinades and on and on.#sponsored 20 healthy + delish recipes for #peanutbutter lovers! via @tspbasil #blogbrulee Click To Tweet
We’ve accumulated many peanut butter recipes over the years on our blog (I even have a Peanut Butter and Chocolate Love Pinterest board —> let me know if you want me to add you to pin to it in the comments below.)
But to get more diverse, I asked our recent Blog Brûlée attendees to share their favorite peanut butter recipes and boy, did they deliver! I’m thrilled that there are so many savory creations here, too. You may need to add an extra jar of peanut butter to your shopping cart this week.
Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes – Brittany @Your Choice Nutrition
Peanut Butter Swirl Breakfast Brownies
Peanut Butter Granola – Annemarie @Real Food. Real Deals
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
Peanut Butter Parfait with Amaranth – Liz @Shaw Simple Swaps
Chicken Quinoa Coconut Curry Bowl – Lauren @Bite of Health Nutrition
Peanut Noodles with Cabbage and Basil – Katie @Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Ghanaian Peanut Soup
Dry Fried Tofu with Broccolini and Thai Peanut Sauce – Steph @Grateful Grazer
Sesame Noodles with Edamame and Kale – Aggie @Aggie’s Kitchen
African Peanut Stew with Quinoa
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins – Anne @Fannetastic Food
Peanut Butter Balls – Jodi @The Average RD
Peanut Butter Graham Crackers
Banana Peanut Butter Oat Muffins – Amanda @The Wholesome Dish
High Protein Cheerio Trail Mix – Tawnie @Kroll’s Korner
What’s your favorite way to use peanut butter as an ingredient? And lmk if you want to be added to my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Love Pinterest Board!