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Peanut butter is undeniably popular in many countries either as a snack or as an inclusion for meal prepping. In fact, more than half of American peanut crop goes into making peanut butter. It is a food paste and spread primarily from ground dry roasted peanuts.  

There are two classifications of peanuts, the crunchy and smooth peanut.  In crunchy peanut butter, some are coarsely ground peanut fragments and chunks are included to give extra texture while smooth peanut are ground uniformly. However you would want to have your peanut butter, it being a part of your meal prepping is sure a sweet and healthy addition to your healthy diet.

Benefits

  • Hold  back hunger for a person to lose weight
  • Lessens the danger of cardiovascular and coronary heart illnesses
  • Lessens the possibility of colon cancer in the body
  • Fight against Alzheimer’s syndrome and brain destruction
  • Avoid occurring of gallstones
  • Rich in nutritional fats
  • Lessens the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Rich in essential nutrients

How to Select

  • Select nut butters with merely peanuts and salt on the components.
  • It is vital to have no sugar and oils
  • This advice is also same to other nut butters too, like cashew butter or almond butter.
  • Frequently, these healthful nut butters are labelled as “natural,” but be watchful, there aren’t actually any values for natural foods.

How to Store

  • Take note:  All-natural peanut butter is finished without extra stabilizers such as hydrogenated oil, the peanuts’ natural oils will take apart and float to the peak of the jar.
  • You can mix it up in with a spoon, an electric mixer, a margarine knife or any other tool, but you’re clear to get oil all over yourself.
  • Just position your jar reversed.
  • The oil will go up to the base of the jar, enable the solids to remain at the top.
  • When spreading the peanut butter about, just turn over the jar ride-side up and it’ll be set to go.
  • Always look for the expiry date to check whether it is still safe to it.

Tips Preparing Peanut Butter

  • Put in a serving to your morning smoothie for additional protein.
  • Peanut butter gets all temperate when spread on somewhat toasted or hot.  Better try it not just on toast, but on wraps, crumpets, muffins and pancakes.
  • Peanut butter pairs fit with apples, pears and are blissful with bananas.
  • Even though the typical sandwich blend is peanut butter and grape jelly, there are a lot of other peanut butter partners: honey, marshmallow fluff, Nutella, raisins, bacon, banana, pickles apple sauce or apple butter, potato chips.

Peanut Butter Infographics

Batch Meal Preps

Healthy Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter (your choice)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed (preferably overripe)*
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet Chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two (2) 9×5-inch loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.  Fold in bananas.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup chocolate chips; set aside.
  • Gently fold the remaining chocolate chips into the banana bread batter. Pour the batter into the prepared bread pans filling about 3/4 full (as bread will rise during baking).  Sprinkle the top of the loaves with the reserved 1/4 cup chocolate chips (this add a nice look to the finished loaves).
  • NOTE: Bake all quick breads as soon as the ingredients are assembled. Since high temperatures are often called for, it is best to bake them in the center of the oven, as the heat in the top third of the oven will be too intense.
  • Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. NOTE: Be sure and poke the toothpick to the center of the loaf.  A good check is to use an instant digital thermometer to test your bread.  The internal temperature of the bread should be at 200 degrees F. when done.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • Combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll.
  • Roll into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats (or gluten free oats)
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup milk (or milk alternative)
  • ¼ cup melted butter (or margarine)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter or almond butter, etc.
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Grease a 8×8 pan.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir well.
  • Spread evenly in to pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  • Serve warm out of the oven or allow it to completely cool and cut into bars for a grab and go snack.