Chunky, smooth and creamy- you’ll find peanut butter in a lot of different variations, but sadly, there isn’t a lot to it apart from spreading it on a slice of bread. Right? Wrong! You can actually put this delicious protein rich ingredient to a lot of other uses too, and that’s what we’re here to help you with.
5 Quick Recipes That Use Peanut Butter
Read on to discover 5 super easy and quick recipes that can help you put that jar of peanut butter to use.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Wait what? Yes, you read that right. You can actually use peanut butter to take your regular bowl of oatmeal up a notch. Simply add a generous dollop of peanut butter to prepared oatmeal, give it a good mix and top it with a drizzle of honey and a handful of fresh fruits- a super delicious and power packed way to kick start your day.
For all those who aren’t a fan of salads, the key is to nail the dressing. With the right combination of ingredients, you can actually make those veggies and ‘healthy’ ingredients flavorful, and this recipe in particular, hits all the right spots. What’s best is that it is pretty easy to work on too! All you need to do is combine ¼ cup of peanut butter with some roughly chopped ginger and garlic, fresh cilantro, vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, honey, soy sauce, sea salt and red pepper flakes in a food processor and blitz for a few seconds. Yep. You’re done.
Peanut Butter Pancakes
Give this a try once and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t try it earlier. Simply adding a bit of peanut butter into your pancake mixture can lend it a delicious taste, or if you’re looking to make it even healthier, you can replace your regular flour with oat flour and add in some ground flaxseeds too!
Peanut Sauce For Noodles
Love your pad thai too much? Or maybe you’re just experimenting with noodle recipes at home. Whatever it is, peanut butter can actually lend it a nice depth of flavor and richness. While pad thai originally packs in some peanuts too, you can actually enhance its texture by adding a spoonful of peanut butter into the sauce.
Or even better, you can create a simple sauce for your noodles by combining peanut butter with some brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce (optional) and red chili flakes!
PB Granola Bars
Granola bars can be an absolute lifesaver for moments when a hunger pang strikes, and you’re actually not looking to indulge in something unhealthy and regret it later. Whip up a quick batch of homemade granola bars on a weekend and you’re sorted. Start by combining beaten egg whites (until they form a soft peak) with some chunky peanut butter (or smooth- whatever you like), brown sugar, honey, oats, sliced almonds and dark chocolate chips. Spread the mixture on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes. That’s it.