There’s something so comforting about peanut butter (and whatever you pair it with, if anything). The natural peanut butter I most love, though, is a step above comforting–it has happily married taste and quality like no nut butter I’ve ever found in the grocery store.
To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the peanut butter to their jelly.
I’ve written about the delicious (and nutritious) qualities of almond butter before, but in terms of nutrition, natural peanut butter and natural almond butter are both good choices—they’re nearly equal in protein, healthy fats, and calories, and have their own unique but comparable micronutrient profiles. If you’re wondering whether almond butter or peanut butter is the better choice for you, read this article.
My Favorite Natural Peanut Butter
If you’ve been stuck on the same nut butter brand since childhood, it may be time for a much-needed switch–it’s good to try new things.
Check the ingredients in Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter, and you’ll see this: dry roasted peanuts, and palm fruit oil—that’s it! Say goodbye to unnatural additives like artery-clogging hydrogenated oils, and hello to a creamy nut butter with amazing taste, texture, and nutrition.
The proof is in every smear (or spoonful). Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter is sourced from all-natural, local ingredients and roasted in small batches to ensure the highest quality peanut butter. So you can feel good about spreading it on your whole-grain toast, using it in your favorite baking recipes, or even taking a heaping scoop straight out of the jar.
The company’s innovations have positively transformed the conventional world of nut butters by using their one-of-a-kind grinding process, and it sure does make a difference. And unlike most conventional brands, Justin’s doesn’t rely on any added sugar or artificial flavorings to make their natural peanut butter taste good. Plus, it has a full 8 grams of protein per serving.
If you’re ready to try Justin’s natural peanut butter for yourself (yes, I recommend it), then get your free jar and enjoy the yummy peanut-buttery recipes below.
7 Peanut Butter Recipes
“It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they’re better together.” – Richard Whitehead
Not all of these recipes feature peanut butter and chocolate, but they’re all worthy of an honorable mention. When natural peanut butter is in the mix, I think there’s going to be something to smile about.
Sprouted Peanut Butter Cookies
Doughy and cakey, these classic peanut butter cookies are begging to be enjoyed with a glass of ice cold milk (or almond milk!). A sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top accentuates the sweetness and adds subtle sparkle.
No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Bars
Want a super nutritious bar that’s easy to make without even turning on the oven? Try these no-bake, energy-sustaining breakfast bars—which are actually also perfect as a 2 p.m. snack!
Peanut Butter Banana S’mores Bars
Messy, amazing, and slightly addicting. There’s not much more to say here, except, maybe, that it’s worth the mess.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes
Made with vanilla protein powder, egg whites, peanut butter, almond milk, (allergen-friendly) chocolate chips, and zero guilt. Serve with pure grade A maple syrup and one of Justin’s infamous peanut butter cups, and you’ve just made mornings happy again.
Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Skillet Cookie
It’s easy to substitute traditional ingredients with healthy baking alternatives (like coconut sugar, almond or coconut flours, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and gluten-free oats). Either way, this warm, gooey, chocolatey, chewy take on a cookie is hard not to love.
Peanut Butter Balls
Simple ingredients sometimes yield incredible desserts. This is a prime example of how using a handful of high-quality ingredients can mean the difference between an ordinary snack and a delightful sensory experience.
Justin’s Giant Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Sometimes, you just need a big cookie. This classic recipe is the perfect pick-me-up when comfort is what you’re craving.
Do you love natural peanut butter, too? What are your favorite recipes using peanut butter? Please share your thoughts and recipes with me in the comments.
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Peanut butter is just another name for Love.