Peanut butter is the ultimate spread with a cult following. I would know, because I’m in that cult. Nutella is a treat and speculoos has its charms, but there’s no condiment quite so very wholesome and delicious as classic peanut butter. The best thing about PB is that the right kind can be healthy. Sure, some store bought options are chemical laden and sugary, but the natural stuff is good for you in moderation.
Every peanut butter fan knows that it’s delicious and perfect straight out of the jar, but it can also flavor yummy treats like no other butter.
Here are 5 recipes for delicious and healthy peanut butter treats:
There’s nothing on Earth quite so delicious as a peanut butter cookie. In addition to gooey peanut butter, this recipe uses whole wheat flour and flackseed to give these cookies a healthy punch of fiber, protein and omega-3s. via The Law Student’s Wife
2) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein SmoothieThe marriage between chocolate and peanut butter is the most long lasting and powerful love of all time. This protein smoothie is the perfect springtime treat or pick me up for someone with a peanut butter loving sweet tooth. It tastes like a peanut butter cup–if only peanut butter cups could be consumed through a straw and used healthy ingredients like greek yogurt. via Sally’s Baking Addiction
This snack is great for kids and adults who love peanut butter. Peanut butter and chocolate might be my favorite combination, but peanut butter and banana is a very close second. I can’t wait to make these crunchy little snacks. They’re easy to portion and I need the potassium. via My Recipes
Another peanut butter and banana combo! I just can’t help myself. In terms of quick bread recipes, this one is low in fat, low in sugar, high in fiber and most importantly, high in peanut butter. via Cooking Canuck
I’m particularly into this recipe because it calls for almond milk and chia seeds, which I always have stocked in my kitchen. If you love oatmeal, chocolate and peanut butter as much as any human with a heart and a tongue should, this breakfast is for you. Not only is it simple to make (you just mix it up the night before and let it do its thing in the refrigerator), but it will set you up for an energetic and positive day. via Shape
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