eat | ode to peanut butter

an ode to peanut butter

Peanut butter is one of my favourite things in the world. They don’t really do it here in Italy. You can find it but it is over priced and normally some over-sugared American style. I like mine with one ingredient: peanuts. So when I was in London recently I picked up a big tub. Sadly it is almost finished, but I am luckily heading back in April.

Peanut butter has a sort of nostalgic comfort, perhaps that is its biggest draw. It works well with so many ingredients and as both sweet and savoury, although I do lean towards the former.

Here are some of my favourite ways to consume this wonder:

peanut butter biscuit

As the primary ingredient in my go to cookies that I make for a quick birthday present or take along to a party.

1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg. Mix together and form into small balls. Use a fork to press down and bake for 6-8 minutes. Bam!

peanut butter mousse on a pancake with banana

As a speedy and easy pancake topping. Especially with limited access to sliced brown bread and no toaster. If you want to make it a bit more interesting how about this peanut butter mousse and banana.

peanut butter banana smoothie

The perfect addition to a smoothie. My favourite is 1 small banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a milk of your choice. It feels like dessert. In fact I sometimes have it as dessert.

peanut butter on apple

A great snack on apple.

How do you like your peanut butter?

11 thoughts on “eat | ode to peanut butter

  1. These all look delicious – I’m going to try the cookies for sure!

    I love it on a granny smith apple and, incidentally, have a polaroid of me losing my first tooth while eating a peanut butter bagel!

    I also like to mix with soy, fish sauce, coriander, chilli, garlic and ginger for a tasty chicken marinade or a dressing for noodle salads

    1. I’d like to compare to loosing a tooth in a banana! But that must be a pretty cool photo. The cookies are definitely a must.

  2. The amount of peanut butter I consume every year has gotten to the point where I feel like I should probably be ashamed of it. But I’m not! Best way to eat it is straight up on a spoon with chunks of dark chocolate.

  3. I too love the cookie idea, so easy! I fell in love with Peanut butter when I lived in Canada , I love it on toast with honey! I also have cashew butter at home too x x

    1. When I was a kid my babysitter used to give us toast with peanut butter and sugar sprinkled on top (shockingly healthy of course). They key was that the peanut butter had to be warm from the toast and the sugar would still be crunchy but melty. mmmm

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