Did you know that the average person will eat about 3000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in their lifetime? That’s fine and all, but there’s a lot more that you can make with this versatile, protein-packed ingredient.
So, if you’re ready to shake up your peanut butter routine, this article is for you. Continue reading for yummy peanut butter recipes that serve up a healthy dose of protein.
The Perfect High Protein Shake
A shake is a perfect way to treat yourself to a healthy, high protein food while on the go. Also, this is one of the best peanut butter recipes for those who follow a clean eating diet because it’s completely vegan and relies on the raw protein power of the peanut instead of protein supplements to fuel this shake. All you need is your favorite peanut butter, almond milk, peanut powder (for extra protein,) and some dates for sweetness.
Blend all ingredients until smooth. To make a thicker shake, you can add more ice and, alternatively, more almond milk to make it thinner. Then, pour your shake into your chosen vessel, and off you go!
Start the Day Right With Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes
These pancakes are so delicious that you and your family might want to eat them every day. Luckily, they are also effortless to make! You only need a couple of ripe bananas, two eggs, a dash of baking soda, and a couple of tablespoons of your favorite healthy peanut butter.
Add your ingredients to a blender and combine thoroughly. Since this recipe doesn’t use flour, you don’t have to worry about over-mixing. Add your batter to a hot, oiled griddle and flip when the edges are browned.
Then, if desired, serve warm with sliced bananas, walnuts, and maple syrup.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar
This protein bar recipe uses ingredients you already have at home and will leave you wondering why you ever ate the store-bought stuff. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, honey, miniature chocolate chips, natural peanut butter, a handful of your favorite nuts (chopped), and a few tablespoons of coarsely ground flax seed. When well-incorporated, press into a parchment-lined baking tray and refrigerate until set.
Thai Style Peanut Noodles
These savory, nutty noodles will become a permanent member of your dinner menu rotation. For the sauce, whisk together high protein peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, freshly grated ginger, sliced scallions, apple cider vinegar, honey, and sriracha. Then toss cooked noodles with sauce and your choice of roasted veggies.
For additional protein, add roasted tofu or chicken to the noodle mixture.
Tasty Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
This recipe is kid and crowd-friendly and often the first to go at BBQs and potlucks. Marinade sliced and tenderized chicken breasts in a mixture of coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, cilantro, and apple cider vinegar for one to two hours. While marinading, whisk up the delectable dipping sauce, which consists of chunky natural peanut butter, scallions, soy sauce, lime juice, and a dash of curry powder.
Skewer the chicken strips length-wise and pan fry or grill until browned and cooked through. Serve the skewers with the dipping sauce on the side, and butter lettuce leaves for impromptu lettuce wrap moments.
Healthy Eating Is Easy With These Peanut Butter Recipes
These peanut butter recipes are a natural way to increase your protein intake and live a healthy lifestyle. And now that you know peanut butter is good for more than just sandwiches, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!
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