Easy, Homemade, Chocolatey Peanut Butter!
Peanut butter may be my favorite food group (ha!) and it also happens to provide plant-based protein, healthy fats and is a good source of energy for athletes. However, I sometimes get pushback when I recommend the "natural stuff" - meaning peanut butter that does not contain partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats), and a ton of added sugar. I developed this super easy (no cook, no bake) recipe in an effort to add some pizazz to regular peanut butter (which I still love with all of my heart) and convince athletes to try incorporating peanut butter into their day. It turns out, this recipe is a major hit for everyone - athletes and non-athletes alike! Add it to smoothies or smoothie bowls, oatmeal, toast, fruit or eat it straight off the spoon!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Ingredients (yields about 18 1-Tbsp servings):
1 3/4 C lightly salted peanuts (or unsalted if you prefer)
1.5 oz dark chocolate (if needed, choose a brand that is dairy free and/or certified gluten free, otherwise not necessary)
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1. Place all ingredients in food processor and chop until mostly smooth. That's it! I like to use my Cuisinart mini food prep food processor.
*Store in an airtight container in the fridge
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (1 serving = 1 Tbsp)
Calories 202 calories, Total Fat 20 g, Saturated Fat 12 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 4 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 4 g, Sodium 116 mg, Calcium 9 mg
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