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Try These 7 Unique Peanut Recipes This National Peanut Month


Peanuts. They are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They are also quite filling and are considered a staple of a typical weight loss or strength-building diet. However, a good portion of people are unfortunately allergic to peanuts, so it would be difficult for them to celebrate National Peanut Month.

Good thing the internet exists because we want everyone to have themselves a great National Peanut Month, even if they are allergic. We found 7 unique recipes you must try for yourself, and yes, some of them make use of amazingly common peanut alternatives.

1. Healthy Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana Recipe

Oatmeal has always been a household name for a healthy way to start the day, and this peanut butter-oatmeal fusion is guaranteed to not just get your body pumping, but your muscles growing too.


  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 Tbsp agave syrup


2. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

Taste this easy, peanut butter overnight oats recipe that you can take with you wherever you go. Go ham on the seeds for added flavor and fiber.


  • 1/2 cup rolled cut oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (I like to make these with almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
  • Mason jar with lid 



National Peanut Month doesn’t have to be exclusively for those who don’t have problems eating peanuts. Just check out this nut-free “peanut butter” chocolate chip cookies recipe. The secret? Sunflower butter!


  • ¼ cup palm shortening or ghee
  • ¼ cup sunbutter, unsweetened*
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp + 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate pieces
  • ¼ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips 


4. Easy 5-Minute Cookie Butter

Cookies can have that peanut taste to them if you pick the right ones, and this recipe will definitely show just that. The recipe calls for gingersnap cookies which could be someone’s reminder of grandma’s hug. And hey, it’s quite healthy too, so long as you don’t overeat this buttery hug on a spoon.


  • 30 (8 oz) (or 2 cups crushed)
  • 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or granulated sugar optional
  • a pinch of salt


5. Sunflower-Soy Butter

If you’re craving for peanut butter, but you have problems with peanuts, or you’re just looking for a healthier alternative, why not make this healthy “nut sub” peanut butter made of sunflower and soy?


  • 1 cup roasted, salted soy beans (soy nuts)
  • 1 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 ½ cups cold water, or as needed 


6. Texas Bowl With Nut-Free Nacho Cheese (sunflower seed sub)

Who says National Peanut Day will all just be about desserts and snacks? Why not go for a bigger meal deserving of this month like this filling Nut-Free Texas Bowl? The best part? It’s almost like an authentic Texan cuisine. Almost.


For the Nut-Free Nacho Cheese:

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 2-8 hours (see notes), drained, and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho or chipotle powder
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons warm water

For the Barbecue Tempeh:

  • 8-ounce package of tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish or smoked paprika
  • 6 tablespoons of any hickory store-bought barbecue sauce of your choice

For the Salad:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and cut into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, diced finely
  • 5-6 green kale leaves and 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, and 2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice massaged together to soften the kale.


7. One-Bowl Quinoa and Date Sugar Brownies

Brownies are so notorious for being all-around good and just certified delicious regardless of the recipe. The problem is, some non-peanut eaters just can’t eat them as peanuts and brownies just go well together. For those who want brownies minus the food sensitivity problems, here’s a brownie recipe that’s not just nut-free, but also gluten-free and vegan!


  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup date sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips



National Peanut Month is the best month to go and test new snacks and recipes that revolve around the beloved and much snacked-on peanut. Feel free to try any one or all of the recipes above, especially if you’re looking for something that will make you say, “I can’t believe it’s not peanut!”

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