There is no question about it — peanut butter is insanely amazing, no matter how you choose to eat it (out of the jar with a spoon, anyone?). But if that is all you are using to get your nut butter fix, you are seriously and egregiously missing out. Spoon University has rounded up 25 nut butter recipes that only just go to show that there is a whole wide and wonderful world of ingredients out there that you are severely under-utilizing if you only stick to PB. Almond butter, cashew butter — it's all fair game when it comes to whipping up some super sweet eats. From granola bars to banana muffins, oatmeal to hummus, these recipes show off nut butter's true, delicious potential, and you are going to want to make sure you do not miss out on a single one. It is time to get cooking, ASAP.
Chances are by now you have expanded your peanut butter spectrum to include one or more forms of nut butter. From almond butter to sunflower butter (yes, it is a thing), you may be wondering how else to eat your beloved butters besides straight off the spoon. Well, your prayers have been answered.
1. Banana Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Photo by Alex Tom
Why buy ‘em when you can make ‘em yourself? Here’s how.
2. Gluten-Free Banana Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Photo by Alexa Santos
GF peeps can get down, too. Recipe here.
3. Chocolate Almond Butter Truffle Oatmeal
Photo by Denisse Porras
Breakfast doesn’t have to suck. Recipe here.
4. Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
Minimal effort. Maximum results. Here’s how.
5. Chia and Flaxseed Microwave Oatmeal
Photo by Becky Hughes
Add in your favorite nut butter. Recipe here.
6. Vegan Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bites
Photo by Daniela Childers
Vegan or not, you need these. Learn more here.
7. Banana Coffee Chip Cookies
Photo by Zoe Holland
Coffee + nutty goodness. Learn how here.
8. No-Bake Energy Protein Balls
Photo by Keni Lin
Pop ‘em like it’s hot. Learn how here.
9. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Photo by Rob Arrasate
Homemade Reese’s, amirite? Recipe here.
10. DIY Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies
Photo by Meredith Davin
Using Quest Bars. Yes. More ideas and full recipe here.
11. Dairy-Free Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
Photo by Hana Ezaldein
Make it after a workout, it won’t disappoint. Recipe here.
12. Banana Blender Muffins
Photo by Katherine Baker
Blender batters = the best. Learn how here.
13. Almond and Berry Overnight Oats
Photo by Maggie Harriman
Breakfast of champions. Learn how here.
14. Breakfast Smoothie
Photo by Abby Farley
It’ll make you like kale, we swear. More here.
15. Cashew Butter Cherry Pie Yogurt Parfait
Photo by Maggie Harriman
Greek yogurt doesn’t have to suck. More ideas here.
16. Apple, Goat Cheese, Almond Butter Panini
Photo by Tarika Narain
Sounds weird, tastes good. Recipe here.
17. Homemade Peanut Butter
Photo by Katherine Carroll
Better than the jarred stuff. Learn how here.
18. Peanut Butter Oreo Pie
Photo by Xinwei Zeng
And you don’t even need an oven. More here.
19. Pup-Friendly Energy Bites
Photo by Caroline Liu
Yes, you can share these with man’s best friend. Recipe here.
20. Nut Butter Nutella Pinwheels
Photo by Stephanie Nguyen
All you need is a microwave and a fridge to whip up these bad boys. Learn how here.
21. Chocolate PB Pretzel Truffles
Photo by Maggie Gorman
Hot damn. Recipe here.
22. Nut Butter Hummus
Add some creaminess to your favorite dip. Recipe here.
23. Nut Butter and White Chocolate Popcorn
Photo by Alina Polishuk
Movie night just got good. More ideas and full recipe here.
24. Nutella Peanut Butter Pretzel Toast
Photo by Alvin Zhou
One epic combination. Full recipe here.
25. Oreo Nut Butter Dip
Photo courtesy of shugarysweets.com
Warning: You will eat the entire jar. More here.
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