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The ultimate collection of peanut butter recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 4 July 2024

From fudgy brownies to moreish dipping sauces and Southeast Asian classics, the earthy, rich flavours of peanut butter make it an incredibly versatile ingredient in sweet and savoury dishes alike.

Whether you’re looking to get your peanut butter fix or simply use up the remainder of the jar in your kitchen cupboard, we’ve rounded up some of the best recipes that incorporate this beloved staple ingredient.

Savoury peanut butter recipes

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Recipe

Hot Sauce and Honey Chicken Tenders

by ManiLife

This easy recipe for crispy air fryer chicken tenders is made complete with a sweet, tangy, and peanutty hot sauce.

Boston Baked Beans Recipe

Boston Baked Beans

by ManiLife

Give your beans on toast a serious upgrade with this one-tin traybake that’s loaded with flavour.

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Tenderstem Broccoli with Peanut Gochujang Dressing

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

Ideal as an impressive dinner party side dish, this recipe uses lime leaves, gochujang, and a whole host of store-cupboard staples to create a versatile sauce.

Lemongrass, Turmeric and Tofu Noodles

Not only does this Southeast Asian-inspired stir fry make a quick and easy dinner, the leftovers pair beautifully with peanut butter to make a delicious filling for a bánh mì-style sandwich the next day.

Click here to discover more peanut butter recipes by Rukmini Iyer.

Meera Sodha’s Peanut Butter and Purple Sprouting Broccoli Pad Thai

Meera Sodha’s Peanut Butter and Purple Sprouting Broccoli Pad Thai

from EAST

Perfect for a quick-fix dinner, this vegan take on a stir-fry classic comes together in minutes.

Rukmini Iyer’s Indonesian Coconut Rice, Crispy Chilli Tofu and Peanut Sambal

Indonesian Coconut Rice, Crispy Chilli Tofu and Peanut Sambal

Inspired by the Indonesian rice dish nasi uduk, this traybake is packed with fragrant flavours and topped with a punchy peanut butter-based sambal.

Max La Manna’s Sticky Aubergine and Peanut Salad

Ideal for feeding a crowd, this vegan aubergine recipe has it all: a vibrant mix of sweet, smoky, umami, nutty, and zesty flavours.

Gado Gado: Indonesian Salad with Warm Potatoes, Green Beans, Beansprouts and Peanut-Coconut Dressing

Gado Gado: Indonesian Salad with Warm Potatoes, Green Beans, Beansprouts and Peanut-Coconut Dressing

Bored of the same old potato salad recipe? This roast potato traybake, inspired by the classic Indonesian dish, is bright, nutty, and fragrant.

Sweet peanut butter recipes

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Frozen Caramel Pie

by ManiLife

Impress your guests with this show-stopping pie, which blends the rich flavours of cocoa, caramel and peanut butter, complete with a decadent topping of dark chocolate and sea salt.

Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

With trademark Nigella decadence, this centrepiece-worthy cake features chocolatey sponge interspersed with generous layers of light peanut buttercream.

Peanut Butter, Raspberry and Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter, Raspberry and Banana Muffins

Light, fluffy, and versatile, this customisable muffin recipe is the perfect homemade snack.

banana rolls

Nadiya Hussain’s Banana and Peanut Butter Roll-Ups

A great way to use up flour tortillas, these easy-to-make sweet treats are a delicious brunch snack.

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

by Georgina Hayden

Here’s a new way to shake up a classic banana loaf: add a generous spread of peanut butter frosting and a drizzle of maple syrup.

peanut butter miso cookies

Peanut Butter Miso Cookies

by Cynthia Barcomi

Sweet and just a little bit salty, these gluten-free cookies have great depth of flavour thanks to the addition of peanut butter and light miso paste.

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

Fudgy, gooey, and a feast for the eyes, these one-pot vegan brownies are a must-try.

Nadiya Hussain’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Traybake

In this simple one-dish traybake, Nadiya combines a classic flavour combination with the light, fluffy texture of a pancake.

berry overnight oats

Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

by Niall Kirkland

Looking for a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert? Look no further than this high-protein overnight oats recipe, which uses a dollop of peanut butter for a flavour (and protein) boost.

The Elvis Afternoon Barbecue Sandwich: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana

The Elvis Afternoon Barbecue Sandwich: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana

We’d be remiss not to include a recipe inspired by The King himself, renowned for his penchant for decadent peanut butter sandwiches. This particular recipe is grilled to perfection for a crisp exterior and gooey filling.

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