5 Delicious Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers

5 Delicious Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers

In honor of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day on March 1st, I’ve put together a few of our all-time favorite peanut butter recipes. In this list, you’ll find a variety of nutritious ideas, along with a few sweet treats that may not be healthy but are ‘healthier’ alternatives to fill those sweet tooth cravings!

1. Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate lovers, we have a tasty treat for you that will satisfy your sweet tooth! Try these delicious homemade chocolate peanut butter cups that are quick and simple to make, and healthier than the store-bought version. Store in the freezer and enjoy anytime.

Chocolate Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Cup Chocolate

Filling Ingredients:
1/3 Cup Nut Butter of Choice
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean Paste

Garnish (optional):
Sea Salt
Almonds, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Combine chocolate and coconut oil and temper until melted and smooth.
  2. Combine filling ingredients – nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla – stir mixture until smooth.
  3. Fill a muffin tin with paper liners.
  4. Fill the base of each cup with chocolate (approximately ½ Tbsp).
  5. Freeze for 15 minutes, or until chocolate is just hardened.
  6. Add a small scoop of nut butter to the center of each cup.
  7. Pour more chocolate over the top of each cup, covering the nut butter.
  8. Give the pan a light shake to smooth out any lumps and make the chocolate nice and smooth on the top.
  9. Sprinkle with garnishes of choice such as sea salt or chopped nuts.
  10. Freeze for 15 minutes, or until chocolate is hardened, and store in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy!

2. Nutritious Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These overnight oats are easy and delicious! They're great paired with fresh fruit, yogurt, extra nut butter, and a crunch of granola. Choose your favorite toppings and you're ready for a nutritious breakfast on the go!

Ingredients:
½ Cup Almond Milk
¾ Tbsp Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
½ Cup Rolled Oats

Instructions:

  1. Combine almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup. Stir with a spoon.
  2. Add rolled oats to the mixture and stir.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings of choice and enjoy!

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Looking for a delicious way to refuel after your next workout? Look no further than this tried-and-true combo of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana all blended into a tasty protein shake! 

Ingredients:
½ Cup Ice
1 Cup Milk, plus a splash to reach desired consistency
1 frozen Banana
¼ Cup Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder of choice

Instructions:

  1. Blend ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Test for desired consistency, add more ice or milk if needed.

4. Peanut Butter Energy Bites

If you love granola bars, you’ll love these energy bites. With a healthy snack like these on hand, you’ll have a delicious healthy option at hand’s reach – making it easier to avoid some of the other tempting snacks and treats that might be lurking in your cupboard or office! These bites take about 10 minutes to make, and last for up to a month in an airtight container in the fridge.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Peanut Butter
¾ Cup Rolled Oats
¼ Cup Ground Flaxseed
1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
½ Cup Shredded Coconut
½ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well. 
  2. Refrigerate 30 minutes. 
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. 
  4. Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

5. Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

This delicious PB & J Protein Smoothie is reminiscent of your favorite childhood lunch. Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich?! The good news is, unlike the sandwich, this smoothie is free of added sugars and high fructose corn syrup. Get all that yummy flavor minus the icky ingredients and the result is this beautiful, nutritious protein smoothie – a dreamy way to refuel post-workout if you ask me!

Ingredients:
1 Frozen Banana
½ Cup Frozen Blueberries
¼ Cup Frozen Cherries
1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
1 Big Handful Spinach
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
1 Serving Vanilla Protein Powder

Instructions:

  1. Blend ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Test for desired consistency, add more ice or milk if needed.

We hope you enjoy these recipes and use them to enjoy some delicious peanut butter on National Peanut Butter Day (or any day of the year)! Let us know your favorite from the recipes above or your personal favorite peanut butter recipes in the comments below!

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