Peanut butter recipes to treat yourself and your friends
By GREEN CUISINE
We love to offer delicious, nutritious, and vegan dishes and desserts as much as we can. Those of us who can eat nuts are familiar with peanut butter, especially from the go-to peanut butter sandwich of our youth. We love that peanut butter is a healthy source of protein and fat– especially the all-natural peanut butter without sugar or other additives. Put it on celery, toast, oatmeals, or even in sauces– it’s versatile, too.
Here are some delicious recipes that put peanut butter in the spotlight.
Peanut Butter Balls
(Makes approximately 20 balls)
- 2 cups of crunchy peanut butter
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Combine the crunchy peanut butter, ripe bananas, and whole flaxseeds in a large bowl. Place the cocoa powder into another bowl. Make balls out of the peanut mixture, and dip the balls in the cocoa powder. Put the balls into a container and refrigerate for a few hours (until the desired firmness is achieved).
Peanut Butter Milkshake
- 1 1/2 cup of your preferred vegan milk (soy, almond, cashew or oat work wonderfully)
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one serving.
- 2 inch piece ginger, peeled
- 2 large cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- A pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup of water
- Chopped peanuts (optional)
Put the ingredients into a blender and blend. Add the water into the mixture and blend. If you want a thinner sauce, add more water. Add the chopped peanuts, and blend until dispersed.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1/2 cup cocoa or cacao powder
- 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
- 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
- Add the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Putting in more non-dairy milk will yield a thinner consistency. You can add more cocoa powder for more flavour. Increase the amount of sweetener if you want a sweeter pudding.
- Put the pudding into serving glasses, cover with plastic wrap, and put into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
Chocolate Peanut Banana Smoothie
- 1 large ripe banana peeled, sliced and frozen
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 3 pitted dates
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
- Blend together all the ingredients except for the non-dairy milk. Add the non-dairy milk gradually to the mixture. Makes one serving.
What did you think of these recipes? Are you a peanut butter lover too?