Peanuts – you either love them or hate them. I happen to love them, and hope you do too. Here you’ll find recipes for every occasion using peanuts.
Last year my son was diagnosed with food allergies. It explained a lot of his symptoms over the years, and while not something we were hoping for, definitely a manageable diagnosis. The original list meant we had to avoid peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame seeds.
At his one year evaluation, we had him tested for peaches, and not to my surprise we have added that deliciously juicy fruit to his can not eat list.
On the bright side, though, we did an oral challenge for peanuts. This is where, with the supervision of your doctor, the patient is fed increment amounts of the potential allergen to see if they have a reaction. It is the only 100% accurate way to diagnosis an allergy.
At the end of 3 hours, we walked out of the office knowing peanuts were no longer a concern! One less food for us to worry about. So in honor of this momentous occasion – and partly because yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day, I have pulled together these peanut inspired dishes to share.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Is there any better combination of flavors when it comes to sweets, than peanut butter and chocolate? It has been a long year of keeping peanut butter out of our house, and I’m so ready to bring this back! The following recipes all feature this classic duo.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerio Cups from A Day In Motherhood
Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies from Home Maid Simple
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls from Eating on a Dime
Snickers Peanut Butter Parfait from A Day In Motherhood
Best Peanut Butter Blossom from The Happier Homemaker
Chocolate Peanut Clusters from Julie Blanner
Best Peanut Butter Squares Ever from A Day In Motherhood
Pressure Cooker Brownies with Peanut Butter from The Typical Mom
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Home Maid Simple
Straight up Peanut Butter
Sometimes peanut butter needs no compliment. Just give it to us straight, without any extra fluff. These recipes for fudge and ice cream do just that. You can’t get more straight without eating it straight out of the jar – OK some of my kids would do that if I let them.
Peanut Butter Fudge from Julie Blanner
Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Magnolia Days
Turns out peanuts can be used in way more than just sweet treats or sandwiches. Check out these savory recipes featuring our favorite legume. It’s pretty obvious what part of the world knows how to use this ingredient beyond the sweets.
African Chicken and Peanut Stew from Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary
Thai Coconut Peanut Soup from The Bewitchin Kitchen
Asian Peanut Chicken Noodles from Merry About Town
Peanuts for Breakfast
We might think of peanut butter as a lunch food, but it adds a nice enhancement to classic breakfast recipes too. It is quite easy to incorporate into these routine breakfast meals that kids and adults will love.
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins from Tidy Mom
Amazingly Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes from Living Sweet Moments
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie from Watch What U Eat
Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats from Girl and the Kitchen