33 Ways to Eat Peanut Butter 

Peanut butter on bagel
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Peanut BIt’s protein-packed, easy to digest, calorie dense, good for recovery or a pre-race snack, and it’s almost definitely already in your pantry. Yes, we’re talking about peanut butter, the original superfood, and still an athlete’s best friend.

But the best part about the satisfying nut butter is that there are just so many ways to eat it. Here’s some inspiration.

  1. Mixed into oatmeal.
  2. On waffles.
  3. In a no-bake protein-packed cookie (1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup milk, 1 and 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 4 tsp cocoa — and mix).
  4. On a banana.
  5. On celery with raisins (like you used to).
  6. On apple slices (cinnamon optional).
  7. Mixed in a smoothie (with just about anything: bananas, chocolate, espresso, avocados, kale…).
  8. In a quick-and-easy spicy peanut sauce (2 parts peanut butter, 1 part soy sauce, and sriracha to taste).
  9. On toast, with bananas and honey.
  10. With some sugar and an egg, baked into peanut butter cookies.
  11. Smeared on a slice of dark chocolate.
  12. Smeared on slices of fig.
  13. Spooned in with yogurt and granola.
  14. On two slices of white bread with jelly in the middle (not just for kids).
  15. On a fried egg with Sriracha.
  16. Baked into a homemade energy bar.
  17. On bacon.
  18. Melted and drizzled onto popcorn.
  19. On a cracker with sardines.
  20. In, on, or around pretzels.
  21. On leftover pancakes, fresh from the toaster.
  22. Smeared on bread in a cheddar-and-apple sandwich.
  23. On a hamburger.
  24. On a “hotdog” (Bun, banana, peanut butter, and jelly).
  25. On a crêpe with strawberries.
  26. On a graham cracker.
  27. Mixed into a cold-noodle asian salad.
  28. Mixed into cole slaw.
  29. On grilled chicken.
  30. Dipped with crudite.
  31. Blended into plain hummus.
  32. Stirred into a stew.
  33. Spooned from a jar.