Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

Find healthy, delicious peanut butter recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Breakfast Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Peanut butter is the star ingredient in these oatmeal cakes, providing not only flavor, but a boost of plant-based protein too. Hiding a bit in the center of each muffin is a fun way to ensure that peanut butter makes it into every bite.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Rating: 4 stars 11
These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost. They're no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats and nut butter. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins--for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts--in place of the chocolate chips and coconut.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 5 stars 4
This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This healthy chocolate peanut butter pie is perfect for any occasion. We lighten up the ganache by using almond milk instead of the typical heavy cream. Peanuts add a welcome crunchy counterpoint to the luscious, creamy filling.
Vallery Lomas
By Vallery Lomas

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Chicken Satay Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Chicken satay moves from classic Thai restaurant appetizer to delicious homemade dinner with this easy meal-prep recipe. A crunchy Asian-inspired slaw serves as the satisfying low-carb base, and the bold, creamy peanut sauce brings a hint of heat to every bite.

Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars 6
Powdered peanut butter is a handy pantry staple that makes a great vegan protein booster for oatmeal and smoothies. Double or triple this recipe to meal-prep breakfasts for the week or to have breakfast ready for the entire family.
By Carolyn Casner

Spinach, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Peanut butter and banana is a classic combo that's even more delicious with the addition of tangy probiotic-rich kefir. Plus, this peanut butter banana smoothie helps you up your veggie servings for the day with a bit of mild-flavored spinach mixed in.
By Devon O'Brien

Peanut Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
You'll end up with more peanut sauce than you need in this zucchini noodle recipe, and that's a good thing! It makes a great dip or stir-fry sauce.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Dates provide all the sweetness you need for these no-bake energy bars. Each square serves up a hearty dose of protein—thanks to peanut butter and peanuts—as well as fiber from rolled oats. Kids will love the chewy bites with crunchy nuts.
By Carolyn Casner

Apple & Peanut Butter Toast

Rating: 5 stars 1
A pinch of ground cardamom punches up the flavor in this classic combo of apples and peanut butter on toast.
Joyce Hendley, M.S.
By Joyce Hendley, M.S.
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Inspiration and Ideas

16 Peanut Noodle Recipes
Turn peanut butter and other pantry ingredients into a creamy sauce that coats noodles and vegetables for a delicious and easy dinner.
Crispy Peanut Butter Balls
Rating: Unrated 4
All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier crispy peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.
2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Rating: 4.5 stars 7

Whir up frozen bananas into an “ice cream” without the cream! Peanut butter adds a natural swirl of flavor for a sweet and satisfying dessert with no added sugar.