It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time…and those aren’t just the lyrics to a song. Here are some recipes that think outside the sandwich.
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.
Not to mention these benefits come with a yummy taste! We encourage you to think beyond PB&Js—after all, the spread is a staple in Asian and African cuisines and commonly used in all kinds of baked goods.
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. Now that’s almost too nutty to believe.
—By Emily Arno