Friday, January 24, 2014

National Peanut Butter Day!

The most wonderful day of the year has sneaked up on me. It's national peanut butter day! Have you ever heard of a more incredibly awesome day in your entire life? I will help you celebrate by sharing some delicious peanut butter recipes. Click here to get my homemade peanut butter recipe so you can get started.

peanut butter cheesecake pie (7)

First off is a peanut butter packed pie that is sure to be a big hit with all your peanut butter loving friends. You can use any pie crust that you want, but I chose my three grain vanilla pie crust .
peanut butter cheesecake pie (11)
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie
three grain vanilla pie crust dough
1 egg
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup sugar
½ cup peanut butter
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups milk

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the pie crust dough. Spray a pie pan generously with oil, and press the prepared crust into it. Prick the crust all over with a fork, and put weights into it. Bake for 10 minutes, remove, and increase the oven’s temperature to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, pour the milk into a saucepan and simmer on low until half of the milk has evaporated. Microwave the cream cheese for about 40 seconds, or until softened. Blend together the cup of milk, sugar, cornstarch, butter, and cream cheese until it is liquefied. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave, and stir it into the cream cheese mixture. Pour the filling into the pie crust, and bake another 15 minutes. Allow the pie to cool before refrigerating it for at least two hours.
peanut butter cinnamon rolls (2)

These cute mini cinnamon rolls are as delicious as they are adorable. They are the perfect two-bite treat to cure your PB cravings. The best part is that they require no rising time, so you can enjoy them right away.

peanut butter cinnamon rolls (3)

Mini No Rise Double Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls
makes 8 mini cinnamon rolls
½ cup peanut flour
2 tbsp sugar
2/3 cup oatmeal, blended into a flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
¼ cup milk
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix together the oat flour, peanut flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Add in the milk and oil. Sprinkle cinnamon onto a clean work surface, and roll out the dough into an 8”X6” rectangle. Spread the peanut butter onto it, and roll it up lengthwise. Cut the log into 8- 1” rolls. Arrange them onto a small baking stone, and bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

secret ingredient peanut butter muffins (2)

Peanut butter is not the only healthy ingredient packed into these delicious muffins, but you would never know it. But shh; it's a secret.

secret ingredient peanut butter muffins (3)

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Muffins
makes 1 dozen muffins
2 cups oats
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup kidney beans
½ cup applesauce
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup coconut oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and oil a 12 hole muffin pan. Blend the oats into a flour. Mix them together with the salt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Blend the beans, eggs, oil, milk, apple cider vinegar, and applesauce together. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, finally stirring in the peanut butter. Divide the batter between the muffin holes. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins sit for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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