There are very few things in the world that satisfy your carvings and do you good at the same time. And one of these is none other than peanut butter! Made with ground dry roasted peanuts, oil, salt and other ingredients that add extra texture and flavor, you can pick up a jar of this golden goodness at the store or whip it up at home. Smooth, creamy & crunchy, this high-protein spread has healthy fats which help with weight loss, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, & heart disease. Before you start toasting your bread and spreading your spread, let’s look at the different ways you can use peanut butter.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Who doesn’t love a good cookie?
Bring a combination of 3 cups white sugar, ¾ cup milk and ¾ cup butter to a boil over medium heat. Turn off the heat and stir in ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 ½ cups of peanut butter. Mix in 4 ½ cups of cooking oats and stir until the mixture begins to cool. Use a spoon to scoop the batter into cookie shapes and leave it to cool. You can also add some chocolate chip cookies into the batter for that extra love. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Dip
Double the taste, double the health benefits.
Whip together 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup peanut butter, and 1 tablespoon honey until smooth. Dip in fresh fruits like apples, bananas, strawberries and taste the best of both worlds.
The Classic Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
The peanut butter is lost without its jelly.
Spread butter on your preferred choice of bread. Spread 1 teaspoon peanut butter on one slice and 2 teaspoons jelly on the other. Grill in a skillet or griddle until golden brown and allow this sandwich to take you back to the basics.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
A classic smoothie for any mood.
Blend together 1 banana, 2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 tablespoons honey, and ice until smooth. Pour & enjoy.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
A hot drink to warm up a rainy day.
Combine one packet of hot chocolate mix and one tablespoon of peanut butter with a cup of hot water & stir till mixed. Top with whipped cream for some extra indulgence.
Peanut Butter Oreo Milkshake
A perfect fusion of your favourites.
Blend together 2 cups vanilla ice-cream, ¼ cup milk, 2 tablespoons peanut butter and 6 Oreo cookies for 45 seconds or until smooth. Serve chilled.
Chewing gum in places it doesn’t belong is the worst. Whether gum is stuck on your hair, shoe, furniture or carpet, rubbing peanut butter over it and wiping it off with a cloth does the trick!
Got no shaving cream? Have peanut butter? Perfect. Smear a thin layer of peanut butter and shave as you would. The oils in the butter allow for a smooth shave and keep your skin moisturized.
Want to get rid of a bad smell? Frying a tablespoon of your favourite peanut butter in a pan for a minute or two is all you need. Not only will the smell go, it’ll be replaced with its rich signature scent. Yum!
With all these benefits & more, keeping a jar of peanut butter at home is a must. Whether you’re looking to make a delicious snack or searching for a home remedy, peanut butter always makes it better.