There are many more peanut butter recipes out there than just the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Peanut butter recipes utilize the great tastes and texture of peanut butter in many different ways to create some delicious food. Peanut butter is also great because it’s pretty versatile in the types of food it can be used for. It can create a healthy and tasty smoothie or make a variety of delicious desserts! Here are 10 delicious peanut butter recipes that anyone can make.
1. Peanut Butter Granola Bars
A great healthy option for your peanut butter recipes can be these peanut butter granola bars! This recipe should take only about 30 minutes to prepare and make these delicious granola bars. You’ll need peanut butter (huge surprise), honey, brown sugar, granola, quick-cooking oats, puffed rice cereal, chocolate chips, and chopped dried mixed fruit! There are just a few basic steps to make these granola bars. You’ll need to melt the peanut butter and honey together then add and dissolve in the brown sugar. Use that peanut butter mixture and combine it with the rest of your ingredients such as the granola, oats, rice cereal, etc. Pour it all into a greased cake pan and cool it for about 15 minutes then cut out your tasty, and fairly healthy, peanut butter granola bars!
2. Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie
Here’s a really easy recipe to follow to make a delicious peanut butter & banana smoothie! You only need a few ingredients and it should only take about five minutes to make. The recipe needs bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and some ice! Blend up all those ingredients for about 30 seconds or so until smoothie then enjoy! An easy addition to your peanut butter recipes that you can make in no time.
3. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Any gluten-free peanut butter lovers out there need to try this recipe! You’ll get gluten-free peanut butter cookies that are delicious and super easy to make. They take peanut butter, white sugar, eggs, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans. Of course, you can replace the pecans with any other nuts you prefer. After combining the ingredients you put the dough onto a cookie sheet then bake for about 11 minutes. Let them cool for at least a few minutes to cool before devouring them all. An easy addition to your go-to peanut butter recipes especially if you prefer gluten-free desserts!
4. Peanut Butter French Toast
Spice up your mornings with peanut butter recipes as good as this. Put a tasty spin on french toast with this recipe for peanut butter french toast! You’ll need milk, eggs, peanut butter, white sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, vegetable oil, and bread. The added peanut butter really gives a nice protein boost to classic french toast! It should only take you about 20 minutes to whip up this tasty breakfast and it’s so straightforward that anyone can do it. Easy choice for when craving breakfast peanut butter recipes.
5. Banana-Peanut Butter Bread
Fan of banana bread? Give it a kick of peanut butter to really take it to the next level! This recipe for banana-peanut butter bread is a delicious alternative to classic banana bread that not enough people have tried. Use softened butter, white sugar, eggs, peanut butter, bananas, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and some chopped walnuts for this tasty bread. It takes about an hour and 10 minutes to bake then let it cool for a couple of minutes before digging in.
6. Creamy Peanut Butter Icing
This is one of the more versatile peanut butter recipes as it makes a delicious peanut butter icing that you can use on a variety of desserts! The recipe makes about one cake or 24 cupcakes worth of icing so if you need more just double the ingredients! You’ll need softened butter, creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, confectioners’ sugar, and milk. A good mixer will really come in handy for this recipe to get your peanut butter icing creamy and the right texture, as well as save your hand/arm the hassle.
7. Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
If you just want some classic peanut butter recipes then this recipe for peanut butter cookies is perfect for you. They’re easy to make and don’t require any wild ingredients outside of the normal scope of regular cookies. First, you’ll want to beat together the unsalted butter, peanut butter, and sugars then add in your eggs. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients of your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Put in your peanut butter mixture then refrigerate the dough for about an hour. After that roll up some small dough balls and put them onto a baking sheet then flatten them with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake them for about 10 minutes or at least until you see the cookies begin to brown. Be careful about these because cook them too long and they’ll be pretty stiff but not enough and they’ll be too soft. Which, believe it or not, is not very appealing.
8. Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
Although this is one of the peanut butter recipes on here that takes a bit longer, it doesn’t require too many ingredients. The recipe makes delicious peanut butter marshmallow squares! The ingredients are butterscotch chips, peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, salt, and rainbow marshmallows! It will take about two hours for the mixture to set in the baking pan once in the refrigerator. But it will be worth it… trust me.
9. Peanut Butter Fudge
This recipe makes delicious and creamy peanut butter fudge that you won’t soon forget! You start by melting your butter then stirring in the brown sugar and milk. Boil that mixture for about two minutes while stirring. Take off the heat then mix in the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Pour the entire mixture over the confectioners’ sugar in a large mixing bowl then beat it until you get it’s all smooth. Once that’s in a dish or baking pan then chill in the refrigerator for about an hour until it firms! A great choice for dessert peanut butter recipes that is easy to make and great for sharing with friends and family!
10. Peanut Butter Cake
If looking for a new cake recipe to try out then this recipe for a peanut butter cake is an easy choice for all peanut butter lovers out there. You’ll need unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, creamy peanut butter, large eggs, buttermilk, granulated sugar, water, baking powder, vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar, and dry-roasted peanuts. Not only will you make a delicious peanut butter cake on its own but the recipe also gives you a delicious peanut butter glaze to put on top! If you want peanut butter recipes that don’t underuse the delicious tastes of peanut butter then this peanut butter cake is perfect. One taste and it will make an easy addition to your go-to peanut butter recipes!
What are your favorite kinds of peanut butter recipes? Smoothies? Desserts? Share in the comments!
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