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11-14-2013

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipe

Peanut butter can be very healthy. Real peanut butter that is.

By Lindsay Cotter

Did you know that November is national peanut butter month? Raise your hand if you grew up eating peanut butter sandwiches. Me, me! In fact, my dad would fry them like you would a grilled cheese sandwich. It was his post-game ritual. Oh so yummy! But not so healthy. Well, now that I am older, my peanut butter palate has “matured”. I enjoy real peanut butter; the kind without added sugar and only 2 ingredients (salt and peanuts). I also enjoy cooking/baking with peanut butter. It’s definitely a staple in our house!

Core Power Peanut Butter Recipe

Real Peanut Butter is Good for You!

Why Real Peanut Butter Is Good for You

  • High in protein
  • Good source of fiber
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • Just plain tasty

Okay, so now that I’ve talked up peanut butter, let’s look at a recipe. Here’s one of my favorite healthy peanut butter recipes. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Carrot Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups of gluten free flour (or regular flour)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup almond meal (could also use peanut flour or coconut flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons of each: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, & salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • Sweetener of choice- I used liquid vanilla stevia. You can also use 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar.
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg

Add a dash of Core Power Vanilla High Protein Shake to get that extra protein kick!

Directions: Mix flour, baking powder, and spices/salt. In separate bowl, mix carrots, banana, stirred egg and sweetener. Combine with dry ingredients and then add in your Core Power Vanilla High Protein Shake. Mix batter thoroughly. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake @ 350 for 50-55 minutes.

Oh, and if you need more ideas, be sure to check out this amazing list of Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes!

Cheers,

LC

 

Lindsay is a long time Core Power user and fan. Along with being a regular contributor to the fairlife team and the Core Power Tip of the Day, she’s a #FitFluential Ambassador, a nutrition/fitness consultant, and has a passion for Gluten Free cooking. She’s married to pro-triathlete James CotterMeet Lindsay at CotterCrunch.com and follow her on Twitter.

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