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<strong>4 Tasty Recipes to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day</strong>

<strong>4 Tasty Recipes to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day</strong>

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Peanut butter is a nationwide sensation, and for a good reason. Whether you prefer it crunchy or smooth plain or with chocolate or jelly, we unite on January 24th and pick our spreading knives to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day.

According to the American Peanut Council, peanuts are America's 12th most valuable cash crop, and the market is valued at $1 billion. Most of the peanuts produced in the U.S. are for edible consumption. The most popular products are peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut candy. However, peanut butter accounts for half of the peanuts' use as a nutritious and economical spread for adults and children. 1

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B6 and E, niacin,  iron, and calcium. It is commonly used as a spread but also in making cookies and baked goods.1

History of the National Peanut Butter Day

Initially, peanuts were considered animal feed until the late 1800s. It became widely used in the 20th century owing to inventions in cultivating and processing peanuts.2

There is a theory that in the 1840s, Rose Davis started making peanut butter. Another theory claims that Gilmore Edison, a Canadian Chemist was the first person to file a patent for peanut candy in 1884.3 Edson invented a process of making peanut paste from roasted peanuts using two heated plates. 

Important dates

  • In 1895, Dr. John Kellogg, a health food specialist, patented a method of processing raw peanuts into peanut butter. 2 
  • In 1901, Julia Davis wrote the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe, which was published in the Boston Cooking School Magazine.3 
  • In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub filed a patent for the first ever machine for making peanut butter.
  • 1n 1904, peanut butter was introduced to the audience at the St Louis World’s Fair at the concession stand.3

The person who is known to create the peanut butter we use today is Joseph Rosefield. In 1922, Rosefield created a homogenization process that ensured peanut oil did not separate from peanut solids. He later sold his patent to a company that started making the Peter Pan Peanut Butter. 

Rosefield started Rosefield Packing Company, where he sold Skippy Peanut butter and is known for supplying the military during World War 2 . The delicacy became part of the Armed Forces rations during the war, and it is believed that the military popularized the use of peanut butter in the U.S.1

Interesting Facts about Peanut Butter

  • The three most famous brands of peanut butter are Jif, Skippy, and Peter Pan in that order and they control most of the sales.3
  • About 72% of people prefer smooth peanut butter over chunky one. However, men are more likely to pick chunky peanut butter than women.3
  • Women are more likely to pick the best performing brand. In contrast, men prefer to choose smaller ones.3

How to Observe National Peanut Butter Day

The best way to observe the day is to use peanut butter in all meals. Start with a smoothie or spread on toast in the morning, use it for salad dressing or a dip at lunchtime, and use it to make dessert for dinner. Don’t forget to share the meals with your friends and family, and also share your recipes on social media with the hashtag peanut butter and #NationalPeanutButterDay. Here are four tasty recipes you can try out.

1.  Peanut Butter Fruit Toast

Can we drop the plain and boring breakfast toast for a minute and try something new with peanut butter? The fruits and whole grain bread are everything you want for a healthy, sumptuous morning meal. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 cup sliced freeze dried strawberries
  • 2 kiwis, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt


  1. Toast bread until light brown for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Smear the peanut butter on one side of the toast. Add ½ the yogurt to the peanut butter.
  3. Layer the fruits and drizzle honey for a sweeter taste. Serve!

2.  Healthy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

This peanut butter fruit drip is healthy, low-calorie, and low-fat. It goes well with crisp carrots and apples

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 5 ounces. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ½ cup freeze dried apples
  • ½  cup dried carrots


  1. Add peanut butter, yogurt, cinnamon, and honey to a bowl and whisk. Ensure to blend everything properly until smooth.
  2. Fold the chia seeds in the dip. Serve with freeze dried strawberries, raspberries, apples, carrots, or bananas.

3. Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut butter cakes are ten times delicious. The wholesomeness of this oven-baked good will send you looking for a second serving.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8


  • ½ cup freeze dried raspberries 
  • ½ cup freeze dried strawberries 
  • 6 oz. all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 oz. almonds, ground
  • ¼ cup 4 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (flakes)
  • 2 oz. brown sugar
  • 2 oz. melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Rehydrate the berries. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar and mix properly with all the berries. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add almonds, baking powder, peanut butter, and flour to a bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
  4. Mix the remaining sugar and melted butter in a large bowl until smooth without lumps. Beat and add one egg after another while whisking. Add vanilla and salt and whisk properly.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients gently into the wet mixture in two batches. Ensure to mix it properly.
  6. Add the berries into the batter while leaving 6-8 raspberries out. Fold them in gently.
  7. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. A skewer inserted in the cake should come out clean to show doneness.
  8. Allow the cake to sit for 5 minutes while still in the pan. Invert it to cool over a wire rack. Cut into pieces and serve.

4. Banana, Blueberry and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Bananas, blueberry, and peanut butter give a tasty yet healthy drink without too much sugar. Take it anytime, with anything!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2




  1. Add peanut butter, milk, bananas, blueberries, cinnamon, honey, and ice cubes into a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until smooth.
  2. Add granola. Drizzle peanut butter and top with freeze dried banana and berries.

 Whether you like it crunchy or smooth, peanut butter makes a nutritious addition to your meals. Did you make these recipes? Do share your feedback in the comment section below. 


6 Delicious Must-Try Peanut Butter Recipes for the Peanut Butter Lovers' Day

6 Delicious Must-Try Peanut Butter Recipes for the Peanut Butter Lovers' Day

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Without a doubt, every household in the United States has a jar of peanut butter, and with good reason.

The nutty goodness is nutritious, tasty, and versatile. When mixed with bananas, apples, or crackers, it makes an irresistible healthy snack. You can enjoy a peanut butter smoothie for breakfast, a tasty peanut butter sandwich for lunch, peanut sauce for dinner, and peanut butter ice cream for dessert. It is also an excellent spread for bread.

Smooth and crunchy peanut butter are both available on the market. Choose the type that matches your preference.

History of the National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

According to one theory regarding the origin of peanut butter, Rose Davis, a US citizen, began creating peanut butter in the 1840s after her son saw Cuban women grind peanuts to produce a paste that they spread on toast.1

In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson was the first to patent a peanut butter paste. Beech-Nut, the first peanut brand, became the first big brand to manufacture and sell peanut butter in 1904. In 1922, Joseph Rosenfield devised a method for making smooth peanut butter with no need to stir that prevented the ingredients from separating.1

How to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover's Day Activities

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is on March 1. In honor of the peanut butter lovers in your life, here are six quick and easy peanut butter recipes that you can make.

Pineapple and Peanut Butter Smoothie2

Smoothies are ideal for breakfast, a quick snack, or a takeaway meal. This pineapple and peanut butter recipe is filling and delicious and takes about ten minutes to prepare.


  • 2 cups freeze dried pineapples
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ice cubes


  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until you achieve your desired consistency.

Sweet potato, peanut butter, & chili quesadillas3

Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrients. When added to this peanut butter recipe, it boosts the nutrient profile and adds flavor. This vegan recipe is easy and fun to make.


  • 3 cups freeze dried sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • ½ lime, zested and juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • 2 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
  • 4 small flour tortillas
  • Chili sauce, to taste
  • ½ small pack coriander, torn


  1. Rehydrate the freeze dried sweet potatoes by mixing with two parts water. Add paprika and mash. Set it aside.
  2. Combine avocado, lime juice, and zest in a mixing bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Season to your taste.
  3. Combine the peanut butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Brush each tortilla with oil and place the oiled side on the pan.
  5. Spread part of the peanut butter mix, the sweet potatoes mash, chili sauce, and coriander. Then, top with the other tortilla and oil it on the top side. Cook for about 2 minutes as you press it down until crisp. Repeat with the remaining tortilla
  6. Once ready, cut the quesadilla into quarters. Serve with avocado and lime wedges.

Peanut Butter Zucchini Bread4

This peanut butter recipe helps you add more veggies to your diet. Even better, your kids will never guess that the bread contains zucchini. Plus, it just takes an hour to prepare.


  • 1 cup dried zucchini
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter baking chips
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter


  1. Mix the peanut butter, sugar, eggs, zucchini, oil, and peanut chips in a bowl.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and soda in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the flour mix and combine to make batter.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, butter, and flour until crumbly to make the topping.
  5. Prepare two bread baking pans. Evenly pour the batter into the two pans. Sprinkle the topping evenly into the two pans.
  6. Bake at 325°F for an hour.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies5

Bananas are a great ingredient in healthy smoothies. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and improve your digestive health. Freeze dried bananas reduce the preparation time when making this smoothie. Add some ice cubes to make the texture frosty. This peanut butter recipe takes just 10 minutes.



  1. Rehydrate the freeze dried bananas and pineapples.
  2. Pour them into the blender and add ice cubes and soy milk. Blend for a few minutes to crush the ice cubes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
  4. Garnish with chopped peanuts. Serve immediately

Banana Berry Peanut Butter Broccoli Smoothie6

Most green recipes use kale or spinach, but have you ever added broccoli to a smoothie? This broccoli and peanut butter recipe is a smart way to add healthy veggies to your diet. The smoothie is filling and delicious. The banana, strawberries, and peanut mask the taste of broccoli. You kid will keep asking for more and won't tell that you've added broccoli.



  1. Rehydrate the freeze dried broccoli, banana, and strawberries. Pour into a blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve right away.

Peanut Butter Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie7

Smoothies are easy to add healthy fats from peanut butter and keep you full for hours. Satisfy your peanut butter craving with this peanut butter recipe.



  1. Rehydrate the strawberries and pineapple by adding to two parts water. Pour in the blender
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a tall glass, add a straw and enjoy!
  4. You can add ice cubes if you wish.

There you have it, six easy-peasy recipes that's every peanut butter lover's dream come true. Check our website for freeze dried strawberries, bananas, sweet potatoes, zucchini, pineapples, and broccoli that are must have ingredients for these peanut butter recipes.