25 Nut Butter Recipes You Need In Your Life As Soon As Humanly Possible

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

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Warning: You will eat the entire jar. More here.

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