We're Stuck on Peanut butter, so an excuse like "National Peanut Butter Lovers Day' is the perfect reason to post some of our favorite peanut butter recipes when we want something a little more creative than a Peanut Butter Lollipop :)
Not only is PB a delicious snack... it's also good for you (esp. if you go with an all-natural variety)! The fat is mostly good fat and it's a good source of protein and minerals.
Try some of our favorite Peanut Butter recipes today!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal :)
1/2 Cup Old Fashion Oats
1 Tbs. All-Natural Peanut Butter
1 Cup Almond Milk (or water)
Cook Oats in Almond Milk according to package instructions. Stir in peanut butter until evenly mixed.
Thai Peanut Butter Tofu
4 oz. Extra-Firm Tofu, well pressed
1 Tbs. onions, chopped
2 Tbs. Organic Peanut Butter
2 Tbs. Coconut Flakes
Cut tofu into 3/4 inch slices. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the tofu and green onions in the olive oil and sesame oil for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides. Add remaining ingredients, except coconut and cook for another minute, stirring gently until tofu is completely covered. Remove from heat. Gently toss with coconut flakes and serve immediately.
Tone It Up Protein Peanut Butter Cup Shake
1 Scoop Chocolate protein powder (whey or organic brown rice)
1 Cup Almond Milk
2 Tbs. Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Ice
Blend ingredients in food processor and enjoy!
Tone It Up Peanut Butter Bites!
1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (creamy or smooth) (you can also use almond butter!)
1 cup Honey
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Diced Apricots
1 cup Sliced Almonds
Cinnamon to taste (optional)
1) In medium size pot, on lowest heat warm up the Honey & Peanut Butter until texture is smooth.
2) Mix in Apricots, Nuts and Oats.
3) Stir until all ingredients are well coated
4) Cool in fridge for at least 45 minutes
5) Roll into small bite sized balls (about 1 tbs)
Servings: 3 bites
Saturated Fat: 2g
Trans Fat: 0g
If you want to make them higher in protein, we like to add 3 scoops of organic vanilla protein powder. We like brown rice protein!
Lighten Up Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter (creamy)
3/4 Cup Agave Syrup
2 egg whites
1 tsp. natural Vanilla extract
3/4 Cup All-Natural flour (whole wheat or gluten-free)
3/4 Cup Oats
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
Mix peanut butter, egg whites, agave and vanilla together in a small mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine flour, oats and baking soda. Mix the contents of the two bowls together and stir thoroughly. Let the better chill for about half an hour before placing small amount of the batter evenly on a cooking sheet. Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 10 minutes or until your cookies are lightly browned.