17 Recipes to Justify Your Love Affair with Peanut Butter
When life gives you peanuts...
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Peanut butter is one of those ingredients I’ve unintentionally built up a considerable stock of. Making my way through the grocery store, I am always worried that there are only a few tablespoons left in the jar. It’s only when I’m back home that I notice there’s still half of it left. And wait, is there another full jar behind this one? But I wouldn't call it a "problem", because I love peanut butter in both sweet and savory recipes. Strangely enough, the only thing I don't like to eat is its iconic figurehead: the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.
While almond and cashew butters have managed to enter the inner circle of superfoods, peanut butter still ends up on the shelves between its sugary friends, jam and chocolate spread. Although, it has many nutritional values too: unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, plenty of vegetable protein, and, brace yourself, even vitamins! If only there weren't so many calories...
Since considerably more sugar ends up in some peanut butter products than necessary, it’s worthwhile to try your hand at homemade peanut butter. Just add peeled, roasted peanuts and salt to a food processor and pulse until a spreadable mixture is formed. If you like, you can sweeten it up a little by adding some honey or agave syrup, or make it creamier with a neutral oil or peanut oil.
4 peanut butter recipes we’re currently cooking
Devan’s chocolate covered, peanut butter-stuffed dates
You are only 4 ingredients and 25 minutes away from these simple and yet delicious snacks. So, make some space in the fridge, because once you have a bite of these stuffed dates, you'll probably want to make more.
Julia’s tofu satay with cucumber salad and rice
Satay is an Indonesian dish made with grilled skewers and a thick peanut sauce that’s now popular throughout Southeast Asia. They are usually made with meat, but also taste fantastic with tofu as the base.
Mary-Linh’s spicy sesame peanut butter noodles
Everyone knows (and loves) spaghetti with tomato sauce, carbonara or aglio e olio, but I’m sure you’ll also enjoy them with a spicy sesame peanut sauce. Mary-Linh’s recipe is kept simple to let the sauce shine but you could also add more veggies to this dish.
Johanna’s peanut Banoffee pie
Banoffee pie is a British classic. Its name derives from the combination of bananas and toffee. For Johanna’s version with peanut butter, we’d like to propose a new name—how about Peabanoffee pie?
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Published on May 9, 2020