21 Yummy Ways to Start and End Your Day With Peanut Butter
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21 Yummy Ways to Start and End Your Day With Peanut Butter

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We like it gooey, crunchy or with a touch of honey — and we ‘re hoping to throw a little PB into any recipe we can (because it’s so much more than just peanut butter and jelly sandwiches). This classic nut butter is a delicious way to inject flavor and dimension into recipes while increasing the dish’s protein and healthy fat content. Plus, it’s a great source of vitamin B, which helps improve brain function! So whether you eat yours in your morning oatmeal, as a snack with bananas and chocolate or whipped up into an African-inspired stew, we have over 20 peanut butter recipes to help you celebrate your love for the yummy stuff.

1. Peanut Butter Pancakes: Perfect with chocolate sauce, jam, syrup or drizzled with more peanut butter, you won’t believe these fluffy pancakes are secretly healthy! (via Just So Tasty)

2. Power Protein Salad: If you have been looking for salad and high protein recipes, this one is for you. This vegan and gluten free recipe has all the protein you could ever hope for, in this super healthy salad. (via Contentedness Cooking)

3. Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter: Everything is more fun to DIY, even making peanut butter. The best part about it is it’s totally customizable. (via Brit + Co)

4. Peanut Zucchini Noodle Stuffed Roasted Capsicums: Not only does this dish have peanut butter (the crunchy kind, at that) you can add a little more texture to it with a handful of peanuts. Too much? Nah. Seriously, you won’t believe how easy it is to make this vegan, gluten free dinner. Bonus: It sounds sinful, but is secretly healthy. (via Thoroughly Nourished Life)

5. Banana Sushi: Move over mochi, there’s a new dessert in town. In a move that can only be described as ‘genius,’ the bananas are coated in peanut butter and chocolate then topped with pistachios, coconut flakes, chia and sesame seeds. No rolling required. And if you’ve got a little time to wait before you dig in (hear us out) stick these in the freezer for a whole new experience. You’re welcome. (via Vegan Heaven)

6. Vegan Pasta Bake with Rainbow Thai Peanut Noodles: Who needs takeout? This recipe packs tofu noodles and fresh veggies into a creamy Thai peanut curry sauce for an easy, meatless, weeknight-friendly meal that is vegan and gluten free. (vie Food Faith Fitness)

7. No-Bake Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie: If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this pie is a must. While it looks decadent, it’s actually pretty simple to make and only requires six ingredients. (via Brit + Co)

8. PB&J Cookie Cupcakes: This recipe is perfect for tea parties. You don’t have to choose between peanut butter OR jelly, or even cupcake OR cookie with this mash-up. (via Brit + Co)

9. DIY Reese’s: Don’t feel like battling the crowds for your favorite candy? Make Reese’s cups at home. Your holiday gift situation? Solved. (via Brit + Co)

10. Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Bowls: Creamy vanilla Greek yogurt is topped with banana slices and melted peanut butter to create this fun and easy protein-packed breakfast. (via The Lemon Bowl)

11. Peanut Butter and Honey Chia Pudding: As delicious as Greek yogurt with peanut butter, fruit and granola is, it’s easy to get burnt out on it. Swap it next week for this make ahead chia pudding. (via The Breakfast Drama Queen)

12. Kale and Sweet Potato Stew: Nourishing and creamy and with peanut butter, this is a treat for a rainy day. (via The Awesome Green)

13. Crunchy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing: This refreshing, crunchy Thai salad that can be prepared either with chicken or as a vegetarian dish is topped with the most amazing peanut dressing. Maybe double the dressing recipe, because you’ll want seconds. (via Pretty. Simple. Sweet.)

14. Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce: Wings are best with a crispy, crunchy exterior and tender interior and these fit the bill. Plus, they’re topped with an out-of-this-world peanut sauce — bet you didn’t see that once coming. (via Gal on a Mission)

15. Peanut Butter and Jelly for Breakfast: If a PB&J for breakfast is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Get all your fruit servings in for the day first thing in the morning, too. (via Brit + Co)

16. Peanut Butter Cookies: Four ingredients. Twenty minutes. That’s all you need to have a pan full of perfect peanut butter cookies. Pour a glass of milk and enjoy. (via Brit + Co)

17. West African Peanut Stew with Kale: This simple and hearty vegetarian take on the classic West African peanut stew uses pantry ingredients and works well with whatever greens you happen to have on hand. (via The Hungry Hounds)

18. Bacon Peanut Butter Swirled Scones with Chocolate Drizzle: Bacon, peanut butter and chocolate — do we have your attention? Rethink your scones with a savory twist. After one bite, these bacon peanut butter scones will have you reaching for more. (via The Spiffy Cookies)

19. Peanut Butter Bacon Burger: This is what you need after a night of revelry. Peanut butter on a burger sounds strange but trust us, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. (via F&B Department)

20. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mascarpone French Toast: Save this recipe for a special day. It’s decadent but totally worth it. You won’t be able to look at normal French toast the same ever again. (via Chef Priyanka)

21. Peanut Butter and Banana Granola Snack Clusters: Peanut butter and granola were made for each other. Top your morning yogurt with it or enjoy with milk as a late-night snack. (via Simple Veganista)

What’s your favorite recipe that includes peanut butter? Let us know below in the comments!