So versatile, natural and absolutely delicious, peanut butter can basically be added to or put on top of anything, without letting you down on flavor.
My most favorite way to eat peanut butter is on rice cakes with all natural fruit spread (basically jelly), with thinly sliced, perfectly ripe bananas on top. Sometimes I even add some dark chocolate chips or cacao powder for a hint of chocolate, if I'm in the mood.
While it does have fat in it, peanut butter may is very healthy in moderation. The most important thing to remember if you're buying peanut butter is you want to read the label.
Peanut butter, also true with almond butter, walnut butter, etc…should only contain the nut and maybe some salt. If you see fully hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup, DON'T BUY IT! These ingredients are not natural and are sources of trans fats, a.k.a. the harmful for your body fats that clog arteries.
The brand I enjoy is Smuckers Natural. Although you have to mix it before consumption because the natural oil separates from the crushed peanuts, it's a great choice to buy because the only ingredients are peanuts and salt.
Now that you know what kinds not to buy at the grocery store, let me share with you my homemade peanut butter recipe that is very easily spreadable, tastes great and has just two ingredients!
1 TBSP of peanut oil
1 pound of unsalted and unroasted peanuts (I used dry roasted and the recipe still worked!)
Put your peanuts and oil into a skillet over a medium heat stove. Let them roast for 5-8 minutes, or until they are warm.
What's your favorite thing to do with your nut butters? Tweet me your responses!