It’s hard to imagine a world without peanut butter yet this scrumptious spread was invented only in 1884 in Canada when Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented the production of a peanut paste created by heating roasted peanuts.
Peanut butter has since become one of the most-used spreads around the world, particularly because it packs a nutritious punch. It’s high in protein and healthy fat and has become a staple in various types of food around the globe.
Although it’s still most widely used on bread – toast is a favourite for many – peanut butter can be used in a variety of interesting, delicious ways. Check out these mouthwatering options.
Beat the breakfast boredom blues by serving a stack of these heavenly hunger-busters.
TIP: If the topping is too thick, add about 30ml (2T) of milk to the mixture.
This is great for a first-thing boost or an afternoon pick-me-up and is simple as it gets.
TIP: Avid peanut butter addicts can add more peanut butter and leave out the banana slices. Add more milk when serving if you like a runnier consistency.
Whether you’ve just worked out or you’re looking for a delicious breakfast smoothie, this drink will give you some up-and-at-’em voomah.
TIP: For a chocolate version, add 30ml (2T) cocoa powder. To make the smoothie more filling, add 1 Weet-Bix cereal bar and blend with the rest of the ingredients.
These bars tick all the boxes: they’re delicious, easy to make and won’t cost an arm and a leg.
TIP: For a sweeter taste, add 100g chocolate chips to the mixture. If you’re on a tight budget, replace the cranberries with raisins and leave out the walnuts.
Rich chocolate cookies stuffed with creamy peanut butter – what’s not to love?
TIP: These cookies can be made up to and including step 4, then the balls can be frozen for up to three months. When you’re ready to bake, thaw on the prepared baking sheet and complete the recipe from step 5.
Sometimes we all need a peanut butter and chocolate fix to get us through the week — and these brownies really hit the spot.
TIP: For an even crunchier texture, add about 250ml (1c) puffed rice cereal to the topping.