Here’s How to Swap Peanut Butter for Other Recipe Ingredients

By: Jada Linton, RDN, LD

Have you wondered what is the best way to swap out ingredients? Well I’m here to provide a list of ideas to make the perfect peanut butter swaps! Below are some amazing options for using peanut butter in place of another ingredient. Peanut butter and peanuts can be a great addition to sandwiches, smoothies, dips, breakfasts, soups, baked goods, and more. Elevate your meals with these delicious peanut butter swaps!

Protein Powder Substitute

There are a lot of expensive protein powders out now. Peanut powder is the perfect swap for a protein powered smoothie. Add in your favorite flavor to make your smoothie the best pre/post workout snack.

Egg substitute

Using peanut butter as an egg substitute may be a game changer. The substitute is 3 tbsp of peanut butter for every 1 egg. Make sure to use the creamy version. You may need to experiment to get your substitute just right.  In this Thai peanut butter grilled burger recipe, you mix together peanut butter and raw ground meat. The peanut butter replaces an egg and helps hold your burger together!

Butter Substitute

Peanuts and peanut butter can add good fats to your recipe. You can substitute half the amount of fat in a recipe with peanuts or peanut butter.  Check out this amazing no-bake cookie dough recipe here! You can also use peanut oil in place of butter to add an extra delicious nutty taste! For every substitute of this oil, add a pinch of salt to trick your taste buds. The salt will add to the oil and make it seem like butter was used!

Flour Substitute

Substitute peanut powder for flour. Here is an example where peanut powder was used as a breading for a chicken tender—genius! It can be used as a thickening agent, or gluten free flour, get ready for the peanutty flavor you were craving.

Dog Treat Substitute

Sub out your expensive dog treat for a homemade peanut buttery alternative! Here are 7 great recipes your pup will be sure to love!

Cornstarch Substitute

Peanut powder can be used as a thickener instead of cornstarch in some soups and sauces!


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