Is it just me, or have you been thinking about all things related to peanut butter and jelly lately as well? Maybe it’s because of the upcoming National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2) that brought back your fond memories of PB&J.
To me, learning about the fact that the average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school is fascinating.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Bars
Recipe & Photo by Beard and Bonnet ->> Find the recipe here.
Therefore, in honor of this American’s favorite food holiday, I went on a peanut butter and jelly recipe hunt and came across some freaking amazing ideas that people add into the mix. I’m talking strawberries, oats, raisins and even BOOZE, for crying out loud. It’s kind of like peanut butter is the new black. It goes with everything.
There’s something cool about peanut butter that I badly wanted to share with you. Did you know that you can make peanut butter at home without a recipe? I mean, it’s literally a 1-ingredient thing.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola
Recipe & Photo by Baking A Moment ->> Find the recipe here.
So what you do is rip open a bag or a jar of shelled peanuts, dump some into your food processor and then…just turn it on. That’s right! Not even a recipe, really. Just turn it on and let it chop and spin until you see the peanuts turned into peanut butter before your very eyes.
5 Ingredients PB Jelly Smoothie
Recipe & Photo by Yes I Am Vegan ->> Find the recipe here.
One thing, though—let it go a teeny bit longer when you think it’s done. It will get even more creamy, I promise you. You’ll notice a difference in the consistency. If you prefer your peanut butter super duper creamy, you could add a drizzle of peanut oil in there while it’s spinning. But you don’t have to. Peanuts have lots of natural oils that come out during the processing.
Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Recipe & Photo by yours truly ->> Find the recipe here.
Then, just scrape the sides with a spatula and get busy with one of the awesome peanut butter and jelly recipes I rounded up for you here.
By the way, if you make loads of peanut butter and have some left over after your recipe, just store it in a covered container in the fridge. Since it’s entirely homemade, it has no preservatives, so you can’t leave it in the pantry like you would do with a jar of Jif. If you want to use it and it’s too hard, just let it sit on the counter at room temperature for a few minutes.
Boozy Peanut Butter And Jelly Tart
Recipe & Photo by Sugar and Cloth ->> Find the recipe here.
Oh, one more thing. If you want to add some stuff to your peanut butter, even before you use it in a recipe, you can. That’s the beauty of peanut butter. (I told you it’s the new black!) You can mix in some spicy cayenne, some nutmeg, some sea salt, chocolate chips, or anything else your heart desires.
Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Raspberry Chia Jam Cups
Recipe & Photo by Anett Velsberg ->> Find the recipe here.
Just don’t mix it with anything too weird. Onions are probably too weird, okay? Don’t go nuts. Or actually, do go nuts. You can mix in other kinds of nuts in your peanut butter to make the taste more complex. Cashews, almonds and Brazil nuts are all good choices.
Anyway, I definitely feel inspired to experiment more with peanut butter and jelly, and I bet you will, too.
Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Casserole with Strawberries and Cream Topping
Recipe & Photo by Two Healthy Kitchens ->> Find the recipe here.
So, here are a few of my favorite peanut butter and jelly recipes from some terrific food bloggers, and I just know you’re going to want to test out some of them. Be sure to let me know how you get on with them. And if you want to leave me a comment about your own peanut butter and jelly concoctions, well, write on!
If you are in the States, Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! If you are outside of the States, still hope you enjoy these peanut butter and jelly recipes!
Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts
Recipe & Photo by Wild Wild Whisk ->> Find the recipe here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
Recipe & Photo by Will Cook For Smiles ->> Find the recipe here.
Filled Peanut Butter Cupcakes Two Ways: PB&J and Chocolate
Recipe & Photo by A Nerd Cooks ->> Find the recipe here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
Recipe & Photo by The Sword in the Scone ->> Find the recipe here
PB&J Grain-Free Breakfast Cake
Recipe & Photo by IMMA EAT THAT ->> Find the recipe here.
PBJ Mini-Pancake Parfaits
Recipe & Photo by Whole and Heavenly Oven ->> Find the recipe here.
Grain Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Cake
Recipe & Photo by Everyday Maven ->> Find the recipe here.
Recipe & Photo by Amy’s Healthy Baking ->> Find the recipe here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge
Recipe & Photo by Chocolate Covered Katie ->> Find the recipe here.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait
Recipe & Photo by The Spiffy Cookie ->> Find the recipe here.