November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

| November 7, 2012 | 18 Comments

Peanut Butter and BreadDid you know that the month of November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Americans love their peanut butter, and it is estimated that as a country, we’ll consume over 65 million pounds of it during the month of November alone. The first patent for peanut butter, which went to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, was applied for on November 4th, 1895, so November 4th became the anniversary date to celebrate our love of peanut butter. The celebration was extended to the whole month after the 100th anniversary celebration in 1995. In honor of Peanut Butter Lovers Month, here are a few simple and healthy peanut butter recipes that the whole family will be sure to love.

  • Apple, peanut butter, and granola sandwich. It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Core an apple, and slice it horizontally into several slices. This will make be the “bread” for your sandwich. Spread two apple slices with peanut butter, then sprinkle on your granola. Top each peanut butter and granola covered apple with another apple slice, and voila: you have apple, peanut butter, and granola sandwiches.
  • Energy bites. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees, and spraying a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Then combine a cup of peanut butter, ½ cup of sugar, an egg, and ½ cup of wheat germ in a bowl, and mix together well. Scoop tablespoons of the resulting thick dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The sides of the bites should just be beginning to brown when they’re done. Allow them to cool, then they’re ready to eat.
  • Peanut butter and banana smoothie. This makes a great breakfast treat, and it’s very simple. Combine a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder, a frozen banana cut into pieces, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a cup of milk in a blender with three large ice cubes. Blend until smooth, and it’s ready to drink. Perfect for the mornings when you need a little bit of extra energy.
  • Peanut butter and banana bagelwich. Try this if you’re in need of a quick and healthy lunch. Spread two slices of a thin toasted bagel with peanut butter and top with banana slices. If you want, try sprinkling the sides of the sandwich with chia seeds. Put the sides together and you’re good to go.

You may be aware that there was a recent recall of almond and peanut butters produced by the company, Sunland Inc. The recall was instigated because of concerns about salmonella contamination. You’ll want to be sure to avoid buying any of the recalled products if they happen to still be on the shelves, so check here for an updated list of products and brands to avoid for now.  Happy Peanut Butter Lovers Month!

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  1. Jose Tuason says:

    Peanut butter is one of my staple food so will just celebrate the whole year.

  2. Lindsay Lee says:

    Hmmm I never knew that. Well I love peanut butter, I’m going to have to make those recipes that you posted they all sound so amazing!!!

  3. Ana Cláudia says:

    huuuum nham nham…
    I love it 😀

  4. Gary says:

    I’m always looking for a reason to incorporate PB! Wonderful. I’m still not sure there is anything more pure than a PB & J with a glass of milk. 🙂

  5. Karen Mead says:

    Peanut butter is one of the most delicious and mostly nutritious foods there is! You can mix it in so many different recipes or just eat it out of the jar. I love it!

  6. OMGoodness I love peanut butter. The absolute best is when you first open the jar and get that very first spoonful. I don’t really know why that tastes so great but it does. I have to let you know that one of my daughter’s favorites is a peanut and banana wrap.

  7. Amber says:

    Oh my goodness! I ADORE peanut butter!!!! I’ll be enjoying it even more since November is the month to celebrate!!!!

  8. Shani says:

    I have to confess that I never but ever ate peanut butter.-Shame!-They do sell it but I’m a sweet craver so I never imagined I’d enjoy the flavour of peanutes consumed as a butter/paste.But maybe I should give it a try!

  9. celina k says:

    Love peanut butter!! I generally skip the bread/bagel and go straight for the banana (or apple slices) with peanut butter. But a single slice of lightly toasted bread withall natural creamy peanut butter and honey for a treat…can’t beat it!

    Hmm…wish I had some honey right now!

  10. Carole Ingram says:

    My FAVORITE peanut butter is Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter! 🙂 My oldest daughter loves it too.

  11. Deb Dorrington says:

    I am a huge peanut butter fan, sometimes for a real treat I make toast and smear peanut butter and brown sugar on top. My sister recently introduced me to the smoothies with PB & Bananas and now I’m

  12. Rebecca Sinclair says:

    Love peanut butter. It is definitely a staple at our house!

  13. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Loved peanut butter but can’t eat it anymore since I went on dialysis.

  14. AMBER P says:

    my daughter will not touch meat so i am really grateful that she loves peanut butter so much

  15. Lori Trezza says:

    We love peanut butter in this house. I have it with oatmeal, apples, and I love peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I had them every day I got back from swimming when I was a kid! Great way to get protien.

  16. Sarah Taylor says:

    I did not know that Peanut Butter had its own month. You learn something every day. Now I’m hungry…

  17. Angela Cash says:

    I could eat peanut butter every day!(My dogs feel the same way.) I plan to use it for many of my holiday sweets this years.

  18. Jennifer Speed says:

    I love peanut butter….I get my spoon and a jar of peanut butter and I am good to go…

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