It’s March 1st, which also means it’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! We couldn’t be more excited about this national food holiday and thought we should celebrate by sharing some healthy peanut butter recipes that we love.
These 7 peanut butter recipes go beyond the classic PB&J (although we do love the classic too), and showcase all the different ways you can incorporate peanut butter into a healthy diet.
1. Peanut Butter Yogurt Bark
Creamy peanut butter is swirled into Greek yogurt then chilled to create a delicious, frozen treat. Find the recipe here.
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding
This rich and creamy pudding is packed with healthy fats and proteins from the avocado and peanut butter that’s used to make it. You will love the flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter, and you won’t even believe there are avocados in it! Find the recipe here.
3. Peanut Butter Pancakes
Pancakes might not always be synonymous with healthy, but in this case, they are. Made with natural sweeteners, spelt flour, and natural peanut butter, these pancakes are not only yummy but much better for you than traditional pancake mixes. Find the recipe here.
4. Peanut Dipping Sauce
If you enjoy peanut noodle dishes or Thai lettuce wraps, you’re going to love this healthy peanut dipping sauce. Made with natural sweeteners and low-sodium soy sauce, this peanut dipping sauce is perfect for all your Asian dishes. Find the recipe here.
5. Vegetarian Chili
It may seem odd to add peanut butter to chili, but this is just one of those “secret ingredients” chili has been known to have. It’s particularly wonderful in vegetarian chili, as the peanut butter adds creaminess and fat that vegetarian chili usually seems to lack. Find the recipe here.
6. Peanut Butter Cookies
We couldn’t share our favorite peanut butter recipes without sharing a recipe for healthy peanut butter cookies. Made with rolled oats (instead of flour) and plenty of natural peanut butter, these cookies are chewy and packed with great peanut butter flavor! Find the recipe here.
7. Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
Peanut butter is a staple in smoothies, but have you ever made a green smoothie with it? The peanut butter is fantastic for masking the taste of greens like kale and spinach. Plus, it adds a nice protein boost to your smoothie! Find the recipe here.