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November is National Peanut Butter Month

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Just when you thought November couldn’t possibly get any better with turkey, all the trimmings, and pie, someone had to go and declare it National Peanut Butter Month. Give your classic PB&J the month off, because we’re kicking it up a few culinary notches with this roundup of some great recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! Have peanut allergies in the house? Many of these recipes can be used with other nut butters so you don’t miss out on any of the tasty goodness.

 

 

Homemade peanut butter

But first, the basics. Everyone should have a homemade peanut butter recipe in their arsenal. It’s not as simple as blending a few peanuts, but just about. Plus, you’re in control of how much salt is added, and feel free to add in other things for a flavor all your own, like honey, Nutella, or pumpkin spice! Method HERE.

Peanut butter and jelly muffins

 📷: Averie Cooks

PB&J die hards, this one’s for you! All the flavors we love baked up into a warm muffin with a perfectly moist crumb. Recipe HERE

Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie

Start your day off good and healthy with this smoothie that tastes like dessert! This one converts easily to a vegan recipe, just swap out the yogurt and milk for non-dairy versions. Recipe HERE

Crispy peanut tofu cauliflower rice

 📷: Minimalist Baker

This Asian-inspired main dish is a flavor explosion and will be a crowd pleaser the next time you invite your vegan friends over for lunch or a casual dinner. Recipe HERE.

Peanut butter pancakes

Decadence delivered. Make your Sunday breakfast epic and one to remember with these fluffy flapjacks. Take them to the next level by adding some chocolate chips. Recipe HERE

Peanut noodle salad

📷: Food Network

Light and healthy, this Thai-style noodle salad hits your taste buds in all the right places, and the peanut butter adds a delicious creaminess to the sauce. Recipe HERE

Peanut butter bacon burger

You’ve seen it on brew pub menus, but have you ever tried it? Now’s your chance to give it a go at home and wow the neighbors with your grilling skillz. Recipe HERE.

Smoky peanut butter chili

📷: Taste of Home

A little unique, a little unexpected, and a lot of goodness! We wouldn’t have paired peanut butter with chili, but it works! Even better, it’s made in the slow cooker and freezes well. Recipe HERE.

Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

You knew this was coming, right? The combination of creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate, and velvety cheesecake is absolutely swoon worthy. Make two, because the first one won’t last long. Recipe HERE.

Beef and cabbage stir fry with peanut sauce

📷: Eating Well

We could eat this cabbage stir fry every day for lunch for a week and still make more for dinner on Sunday. What is it about beef and peanut butter? We’re not sure either, so we recommend spending less time thinking about it and more time making this yummy din din (or lunch, or both). Recipe HERE.

Brownie peanut butter cup chocolate chip cookie bars

What the what? We’re not sure how this much goodness fits into a bar, but we’ll take one (or ten!). Recipe HERE.

Sweet potato and peanut butter soup

📷: Food N Everything Else

Let this cozy soup warm you up on a cool fall or winter’s night! Recipe HERE

Giant peanut butter cup

Make your childhood dreams come true with a homemade peanut butter cup that’s as big as your face! Recipe HERE.

Peanut butter pumpkin pie

📷: Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Combine your obsession with the tastes of the season! Share this pie with family this Thanksgiving (or save it for a party of one, no judgement here). Recipe HERE

‘Tis the season of good eating! Make it count!