Do you remember the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from your childhood? Peanut butter is a staple found in pantries across the United States, and it’s a calorie-dense source of protein and healthy fats. If you’re a peanut butter lover, then this recipe guide is for you.
Peanut butter is an excellent source of slow-burning calories from healthy fats. Before we get started, we recommend you use organic, natural peanut butter if you can find it. Natural peanut butter contains no stabilizers, preservatives, or additives. Check the label of the brand you’re buying – it should read nothing but peanuts and oil.
We took our favorite 15-peanut butter recipes and put them together for you to enjoy. Quick snacks for the road, delicious desserts, and even protein shakes for tasty nutrition after a hard workout. We know you’ll want to try out every recipe on this list.
1. Protein-Packed Chocolate Oat Peanut Butter Balls
This recipe is ideal for a quick snack. Take these tasty treats with you as you head out of the door on your way to the office or the gym. These protein-packed balls are great for muscle recovery after a hard workout.
½-cup organic smooth peanut butter.
1-cup rolled oats
½-cup chia seeds.
1/3-cup raw honey.
½-cup chocolate chips.
1-scoop vanilla protein powder.
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir to combine. Reserve a tablespoon or two of the protein powder for dusting when your done making the balls.
Mix all of the ingredients using a wooden spoon until you achieve a sticky batter that readily sticks to itself. Place the mixing bowl in the fridge for 30-minutes to an hour to increase the pliability of the dough.
Pull the dough from the fridge and scoop out 2-tablespoons of the mixture at a time, rolling it between your palms to form a golf ball-sized peanut butter bite. Transfer to the baking tray and dust with protein powder to prevent them sticking together. Place in the fridge for 4-hours to allow them to set up.