I had a conversation with my friend Amanda the other day about my obsession with pumpkin. I told her some recipes I wanted to try and before I even get started on those I HAD to try out her quick and easy go-to for a healthy, hearty snack.
All-Natural Pumpkin Peanut Butter
1/2 tub of all-natural peanut butter
1/2 canned pumpkin
2 tbsp of honey (for taste)
There are only a few things you need for All-Natural Pumpkin Peanut Butter, with an open mind being the main ingredient.
To make PPB: start off with getting a tub of all-natural peanut butter. You can find this in the deli section at Publix, or at Fresh Market in the nuts and dried fruits & veggies section.
*NOTE: All-natural peanut butter is going to taste different than the already canned JIF or other peanut butter brands. If you make it yourself with the machine at Fresh Market or pick it up at Publix or any other deli that sells all-natural, it isn’t going to have the sweet taste you’re used to: hence the healthy snack part. You will see how I sweetened my PPB in a minute…
There really isn’t a recipe amount of how much PB to use. However much you decide, equal that amount with canned pumpkin.
Use half of a tub or scoop out however much you want from a jar and pair it with that same amount of pumpkin.
*TIP: If you’re using the all-natural PB out of a tub it’s easier to mix it all together in a separate, slightly bigger mixing bowl.
Mix together until PB is well blended. Taste it to see if you need to sweeten it or not. If using JIF or another brand from a jar, you don’t really need to add anything at all.
If it tastes a tad bitter, try adding a little bit of honey. We don’t use a specific brand at our home, but we have been enjoying this honey we got from a Fall Festival straight from the farm.
Can’t get any fresher than that!
Add about 2 tbsp or so, until its sweetened to your liking.
Mix until peanut butter is as smooth as you can get it.
Spread on your favorite snacks and enjoy!
Try using PPB on more than just veggies & crackers. This spread would be great on top of a rice cake, in a PB & banana sandwich or even on top of a pancake in lieu of syrup. Feel free to go crazy!
What are some of your favorite things to dip into peanut butter?