Peanut Butter Recipes We Love

Featured Article, Ingredient, Recipes
on December 16, 2011
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Whether it’s crunchy or creamy, extra-nutty and natural or Jif in a jar, our minds (and mouths) are shamelessly stuck on peanut butter—and we aren’t the only ones.

Peanut butter is a mainstay ingredient in about 90 percent of U.S. households and boasts 8 grams of protein for every 2 tablespoons. That kind of protein (at approximately 20 cents a serving) can be a serious lifesaver for vegetarians, money-conscious cooks and old-fashioned PB&J fans.

Here are three recipes from the Southern Peanut Growers to celebrate our favorite sandwich spread. The dumplings come in at only $1.93 per serving while the peanut soup costs a dollar and the bread pudding comes in under a buck—$0.88 per serving. It’s almost too nutty to believe.