Healthy Ways to Use Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is on everyone’s list of favorite foods. Along with its unmistakable decadent flavor and texture come healthy nutrients like protein, fiber, healthy fats, magnesium, iron and potassium. Here are healthy ways to prepare the nutty goodness.

 

Blend

Pass on the jar altogether and make your own creamy, dreamy PB, or go for a dehydrated version of powdered peanut butter for a protein-packed smoothie. Finally, try whisking up peanut butter with coconut milk and chili-garlic sauce for a killer savory dipping sauce.

 

Power Smoothie

Freeze

Give this nut butter a deep chill to make a one-of-a-kind frozen treat.

Frozen Peanut Butter Bites

Bake

Since you can use less butter, recipes for peanut butter cookies often have less of the unhealthy type of fat.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Thins

Don’t Bake

There are plenty of ways to enjoy peanut butter bars and cookies without an oven. These no-bake goodies are filled with the goodness of whole grains.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies with Oats and Flax Seeds

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Stuff

Use peanut butter to make a velvety filling for cupcakes, French toast, pancakes and crepes.

Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Crepes with Peanut Butter and Jam

 

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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