13 Foods That Are Better with a Scoop of Peanut Butter
Move over, jelly. If you're looking for new things to eat with peanut butter, try these sweet and savory pairings.
Give your morning meal a protein boost. Peanut butter adds valuable nutrients to an already healthy dish and complements other morning-friendly mix-ins like banana slices, apple chunks and nuts.
Try It: Peanut Butter Oatmeal
There are many reasons to reach for a jar of peanut butter the next time you make chili. Most notably? The spread amps up the chili’s protein count—which is especially important if you’re avoiding meat or beans—and thickens the broth.
Try It: Smoky Peanut Butter Chili
Fresh Fruits + Veggies
There’s a reason ants on a log was our favorite childhood snack. Peanut butter and fresh fruits or veggies is the perfect combo. Slather the spread on apples, celery, bananas and more.
Try It: Apple Cartwheels
Can you say, “easiest breakfast ever!”? Toasted bread is the perfect vessel for peanut butter’s rich, creamy taste. Get fancy with add-ons like sliced fruit, raisins, chocolate chips or a drizzle of honey.
There’s no denying peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in dessert heaven. Enjoy the dynamic duo in candies, cookies, cakes and pies; or simply mix some PB with chocolate chips. Either way, your taste buds won’t be sorry.
Try It: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Move over barbecue sauce, there’s a new chicken condiment in town. Peanut butter adds mild flavor and delicious texture to the poultry staple. You gotta try it.
Try It: Peanutty Chicken Wings
No matter if it’s served hot or cold, there are many ways to enjoy peanut butter and pasta. When combined with other fresh flavors—like ginger, lime and garlic—peanut butter takes on a delightful, Thai-inspired taste.
Try It: Peanut Ginger Pasta
Sometimes it’s easier to drink your meals rather than eat them. And adding peanut butter to your smoothies benefits the drink’s nutrition, texture and taste.
Try It: Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
Pork gets a boost from peanut butter, too. We love it as part of a marinade or dipping sauce.
Try It: Pork Satay
Your Netflix binge just got way more exciting. Whether heated and drizzled over freshly popped corn or incorporated into a bar, peanut butter is what your movie night has been missing.
Try It: Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars