January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day and we’re in the mood to celebrate with all our fave PB recipes.
But first, some fun facts about peanut butter
According to the National Peanut Butter Board:
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
The average adult eats a PB&J three times a month
And it gets better:
The average person will eat almost 3,000 PB&Js in their lifetime, according to a 2016 survey by Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter.
If you’re ready to expand your peanut butter cooking repertoire beyond the PB&J, check out these 5 delicious recipes:
5 must-make recipes with peanut butter as a star ingredient
1. Nutty Coconut Noodles
This dish features a pile of nutrient rich veggies and some delicious noodles. Not to mention it is truly a simple recipe to follow and the end result is oh so tasty. One thing we need to mention is that the sauce is super versatile and complements a variety of dishes—talk about the perfect solution to satisfy that peanut butter craving!
Try the recipe: Nutty Coconut Noodles
2. Stir-Fried Broccoli & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut Sauce
If it's a bit of spice that you're craving and a chance to practice your stir-frying skills, look no further—this dish is for you! Not only is the peanut sauce super easy to make, it can be used for a variety of dishes… not to mention the fact that you can make it ahead of time! Toss in whatever veggies you have on hand and you'll be winning. (Great for those meals when you're short on time).
Try the recipe: Stir-Fried Broccoli & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut Sauce
3. Fried Brown Rice
Before you reach for that take-out menu—stop and take a second to check out this savory dish with a touch of peanut butter. Not only is this loaded with great veggies, but it also has rice, tofu, and a pile of great aromatic flavors in the mix. What more could you ask for really, except for a second helping, perhaps? Also, did we mention this dish makes delicious leftovers? Yum!
Try the recipe: Fried Brown Rice
4. Simple Peanut Sauce
Sometimes simple is all you need. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie in the kitchen, we want to encourage you to take a chance on this sauce as it can be used in a variety of ways. Thinking about creating a stir-fry? Having guests over and needing a fun dip? Or is it some noodles or a bowl you're looking to make—this is the sauce you want. This is the sauce you need. Did we mention you can do this with real peanuts or peanut butter? Amazing!
Try the recipe: Simple Peanut Sauce
5. Cassava Flour Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
We have covered the savory side of peanut butter but how about the sweet side? There's just something to be said about the comfort a cookie brings. Not only is this recipe plant-based but it is gluten and grain-free, not to mention super versatile. Even better—you can take or leave the chocolate chips! Make this one work for you and satisfy that sweet tooth!
Try the recipe: Cassava Flour Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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