Flavored Peanut Butters are the Kitchen Hack You’ve Been Waiting For

What’s the last thing you want to do when you come home from a long day at the office, or long commute or workout at the gym? Put together a dozen or so ingredients for a tasty meal, right? Umm. No.

But luckily for you, there are several imaginative peanut butter brand operators who have created a convenient solution to prep time multitasking—flavored peanut butters.

Can you imagine the taste of peanut butter and chia seeds or peanut butter blended with intense hot spices? And think about it—if you’ve got a jar of peanut butter in your pantry that blends two (or more) flavors with the classic taste of peanut butter, you’re that much ahead when you start to prepare something good to eat. 

As one company owner, Michael Kanter of Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters said, “as a chef, I see I can build on the idea of peanut butter as a canvas for great flavor. People who try our Spicy Thai Peanut Butter say things like, ‘This could be a short-cut for making recipes delicious. All I’d have to do is open a jar of peanut butter.’”

This type of creativity and the possibility of saving time inspired us. So, we chose four companies that think “outside the box” when it comes to new and inventive flavored peanut butters and we offer their recipe ideas for quick, convenient and delicious eating with flavored peanut butter.

From Eliot's Adult Nut Butters
Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Thai Peanut Butter Vinaigrette

Spicy Thai Peanut Butter is this company’s signature flavored peanut butter. Try this grilled steak recipe or just grab a jar of this spicy peanut butter, some noodles, vegetables, protein, soy and water and you’ll have a simple and delicious meal in under 10 minutes.

From Bliss Nut-Butters
Cinnamon Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies

This remake of the classic peanut butter cookie uses only four ingredients with a total prep time under 15 minutes, including bake time. Daniell Bliss, owner of Bliss Nut-Butters said, “to create our Cinnamon Chia Seed Peanut Butter Bliss, we took our classic Peanut Butter Bliss and added chia seeds and Saigon cinnamon. The result is a dynamic, rich and unique flavor with a warm spice.”

Peanut Butter and Honey Chicken Wings

PB Crave offers four natural peanut butter blends, each mixing traditional flavors with peanut butter. For instance, Razzle Dazzle blends raspberry, organic honey and white and dark chocolate; Coco Banana mixes bananas, cocoa and organic honey; Choco Choco blends semi-sweet, dark chocolate and organic honey; while Cookie Nookie mixes chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor and organic honey with peanut butter. Their wings recipe uses Cookie Nookie peanut butter.

From Peanut Butter & Co.
Grilled Peanut Butter Glazed Salmon and Cucumber Sandwiches

Peanut Butter & Co. has an array of flavored peanut butters—10 flavors in all. From peanut butters blending white and dark chocolates, to honey, cinnamon-raisin, maple, and fiery spices, as well as traditional creamy and crunchy; Peanut Butter & Co. has a surprise for every pallet. Here is a glazed salmon recipe incorporating Mighty Maple Peanut Butter in lieu of the miso for a quick Asian-inspired marinade.

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