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.
Peanut Butter Recipes
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.
Pour this 5-minute blender sauce over stir fries, grain bowls, or salads for a protein and flavor boost!
It only takes a few minutes to whip up this fluffy dip that’s perfect for dipping apple and pear slices or crackers.
If you love peanut butter and bananas, you will love it in overnight oatmeal form! Whip this up tonight, and you’ll have a peanut buttery breakfast for the next few days.
I’m a fan of any recipe that involves breakfast chocolate, and this peanut butter-chocolate smoothie bowl fits the bill perfectly!
Crispy, hoisin tofu over rich and creamy peanut noodles? Don’t mind if I DO!
Deryn says that you can make these no-bake blondies without the peanut butter frosting, but why on earth would you deny yourself that deliciousness?
There is peanut butter in the pancake batter AND in the sauce for this decadent, protein-packed breakfast recipe!
Peanut butter cookies are nothing new, but Gwen takes these over the top adding chocolate chips and hearty rolled oats. Treat yourself!
Step away from the tahini! Peanut butter brings the rich, creaminess to this intriguing hummus recipe!
As if homemade Twix bars weren’t fun enough, Kristina slathers on a rich layer of peanut butter for maximum decadence!
Nothing to see here. Just peanut butter cake. Topped with peanut butter frosting. And drizzled with peanut butter caramel. I’m not drooling, YOU’RE drooling!
Is there anything more classic than bananas and peanut butter? Mel converted this fave into a vegan ice cream bar, then covered it in CHOCOLATE!
What can I say? I love peanut butter and banana, and I’m loving this creamy, dreamy smoothie made from that iconic flavor combo.
These rich and creamy vegan truffles get their sweetness from bananas and dates and their velvety texture from (you guessed it) peanut butter!
Chocolate and peanut butter team up to make these rich, decadent oat flour brownies.
I love miniature versions of things, and Dianne’s cute little mini chocolate-peanut butter truffle tarts are as cute as they are delicious!
No need to hunt down vegan marshmallows for these super simple vegan rice crispy treats! Peanut butter is the tasty binder. If you can’t find cacao nibs, you can use vegan chocolate chips instead!
Stick this amazing peanut butter cake in the freezer in the morning, and it’s ready to slice after supper.
Ginny’s chocolate peanut butter cup balls are super fun to make and so addictive! The recipe makes a TON, so store extra in the freezer for a peanut buttery bite any time you’re craving one.
Super easy peanut butter tempeh curry is perfect spooned over rice or noodles for a cozy supper.
I know…TWO humusses?? But I couldn’t resist including this chocolate peanut butter dessert hummus in the list!
Got your own favorite vegan peanut butter recipes? I’d love to hear what you’re doing with peanut butter, too!