Recipes Using All Natural Peanut Butter

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Have you been searching for recipes using all natural peanut butter? When I grew up, the only kind of peanut butter I knew was your standard commercial peanut butter that contained high fructose corn syrup. Take a look at the label on the back of most commercial peanut butter and you will see what I mean.   Here are a few tips for baking with natural peanut butter.

Ways to use natural peanut butter and natural peanut butter cookie recipe

Recipes Using All Natural Peanut Butter

In an effort to remove high fructose corn syrup from our diets, I had to find a new alternative.  I choose almond butter when I want a nut butter because peanuts are not allowed on the Paleo diet. However, the kids and my husband still enjoy the taste of peanut butter. Baking with natural peanut butter is just as easy as traditional peanut butter.

Can I use natural peanut butter for cookies?

If you have ever tried to bake with all-natural peanut butter versus traditional commercial peanut butter, you’ll know that it’s not an exact substitution. All-natural peanut butter is generally a bit drier and not quite as smooth. If you try an exact substitution in peanut butter cookies, for example, you’ll notice that your cookies are more crumbly than they should be.

You can certainly use natural peanut butter for your cookies. But, you may notice a slight change in how they come out. You will also need to add salt if the peanut butter is unsalted.

a jar of natural peanut butter on the counter

Recipes with peanut butter

Here are a few recipes that you can make using natural peanut butter. You may not have thought about using peanut butter in a main dish or entree recipe, but it’s a wonderful addition and common in Thai cooking.

Recipes using natural peanut butter and natural peanut butter cookie recipe

Easy peanut butter cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

flattening peanut butter cookies with a fork

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Cream the softened butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a large bowl.
  3. Add the eggs and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.
  5. Add to the peanut butter and mix.
  6. Chill the dough for an hour in the refrigerator (covered).
  7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball with a fork. 
  9. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipes Using All Natural Peanut Butter

Yield: 48

Easy peanut butter cookies using natural peanut butter

Easy peanut butter cookies using natural peanut butter

Easy peanut butter cookies using natural peanut butter

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Cream the softened butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a large bowl.
  3. Add the eggs and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.
  5. Add to the peanut butter and mix.
  6. Chill the dough for an hour in the refrigerator (covered).
  7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball with a fork. 
  9. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 7g

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