Peanut butter is good for SO much more than making a PB&J, y'all. Grab a jar of your favorite PB, and let's make some awesome vegan peanut butter recipes!
I. love. PEANUT BUTTER.
I'm an eat-it-from-the-jar-with-a-spoon peanut butter lover. PB is a staple in my house, because we also cook lots of delicious peanut butter recipes around here.
I'm sure a lot of you have cooked with peanut butter before, but if you haven't, I encourage you to give it a go. It adds creaminess to soups and sauces and works great in peanut butter cookies and other desserts.
Choosing and storing peanut butter
Many of the recipes below will specify things about the peanut butter you're using. They may want unsweetened, unsalted, or natural peanut butter. Or your regular jar of Jif might be just fine.
If a recipe does call for a specific type of peanut butter, I encourage you to follow directions. Most recipe creators don't specify something like that without a good reason.
When it comes to storing peanut butter, what you do depends on the type you choose.
For conventional peanut butter, the pantry is your best option. That will keep the texture scoopable/spreadable, and peanut butter is totally fine stored at room temperature.
For natural peanut butters, though, I recommend storing in the fridge. You can store them in the pantry, but hear me out. This is what we do when I buy natural peanut butter:
- Leave the jar on the counter upside-down. This will cause the oil that's pooled at the top to mix with the solids at the bottom.
- Once the oil is mostly incorporated, give it a good stir.
- Store that jar in the fridge. The colder temperature will keep the oil from separating again, so you won't have to stir every single time.
OK! Ready to stop talking about peanut butter and start cooking up some super awesome, vegan peanut butter recipes? Me too! Let's do it.
We'll start with savory recipes, then move on to breakfast recipes and then sweet peanut butter treats.
Who wouldn't want to start their day with a dash of peanut butter goodness? From smoothies to oats to pancakes, I've got you.
I'm sure you'll notice that there are a lot more sweet recipes here than savory. Peanut butter is just so amazing in a sweet treat!
Got your own favorite vegan peanut butter recipes? I'd love to hear what you're doing with peanut butter, too!