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i've been seeing so much on different threads about people eating peanut butter on top of, alongside, or incorporated into all sorts of things, e.g., pickles, bacon, tomatoes, onions, bologna, sriracha, and the like. with noodles? in casseroles? on fruit? etc. go crazy!

what do you do? what food do you like to eat with peanut butter in it, on it, around it?

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  1. Spoon plunged into (preferably virgin) tub o' Jif. Lick. Repeat. (Yes, sometimes even with the same spoon!...) adam
    P.S. Sometimes I drizzle said spoon with a little honey or chocolate syrup before licking.

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    1. re: adamshoe

      I like to stick chocolate chips into my spoonful. Ugh. It's so bad.

      1. re: Kontxesi

        If you want to make it even more indulgent, sprinkle some crushed pretzel on there too.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Sweet Jesus, that sounds amazing.

          1. re: Kontxesi

            It is. Please enjoy an extra spoonful for me - I had to give up pretzels a long time ago :(

    2. it depends. If I'm counting calories, then a small amount of peanut butter on slices of apple is a good hunger quencher. If I'm not, just hand me a spoon!

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        Those are my two favorite ways to consume peanut butter. Thank God the apple season is only a half dozen weeks away.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          I resurrected another calorie-counting peanut butter treat: mix one part peanut butter with two parts plain nonfat Greek yogurt. It tastes amazingly good, and it makes a small amount of peanut butter go a farther.

        2. are we talking only sandwiches here ? I use peanut butter in noodle dishes, and I regularly mix it into stir fries. Have made dipping sauces with it too, and have a couple of soup recipes that call for peanut butter.

          I also eat it on apple slices, and used to eat it on sandwiches with fluff, or raisins, or bananas, and on a couple of occasions, with butter.

          As a veg, people often ask me how I live without a big juicy steak....they can have their steak, now if someone took away my peanut butter......we's about to have some problems :D It's one of the world's best ingredients !!!

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          1. re: im_nomad

            I've never stirred it into stir fries before. That's brilliant!

            1. re: northside food

              yeah one of my super quickie non-recipe things.....sesame oil and a little soy, onions, garlic, ginger.....various veg, sriracha, peanut butter and a bit of oyster sauce. have to tweak the amounts. Occasionally some tofu, and sometimes a sprinkling of nuts.

              had my first peanut butter stir fry years ago, recipe is somewhere, 5-spice was in there, and it was v.good.

              I also just nonchalantly flick it into throw together curries. Cashew butter can be better for that though.

              1. re: northside food

                stir fry with peanut butter is similiar to peanut oil or peanuts in the stir fry

                1. re: northside food

                  My peanut sauce: 1 cup of coconut water, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, and a teaspoon of red chili pepper flake ....

                  1. re: hawkeyeui93

                    OH!......YUM....simple and sounds delicious

                    1. re: hawkeyeui93

                      similar ingredients to mine, but different propotions.
                      i also add lime juice and hoisin sauce and chili paste.

                      first i whirl the peeled ginger in the blender with coconut milk.
                      then add the rest of the ingredients to taste

                2. I have a vague memory of eating it on top of vanilla ice cream. My BF's family eats it on B.L.Ts. I've found that a banana, honey, peanut butter sandwich was the best breakfast during finals (and the weeks of studying) for getting me through the day.

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                  1. re: viperlush

                    it's good on vanilla ice cream. i'll bet it'd be great on chocolate fudge or moose tracks ice cream, too.

                    1. re: alkapal

                      I love it on ice cream! Vanilla, chocolate, whatever's in the freezer. I eat it straight from the jar. I spoon it into yogurt. I make peanut butter and banana sandwiches for my daughter _ her favorite.

                  2. PB&J, PB& Banana, PB&J&B (no, not the Scotch! - triple decker with jelly/jam and banana).

                    But, ever since I found President's Choice "Just Peanuts" PB (ground peanuts with a bit of salt - no added oil or sugar), I'm with Adam and Ruth - gimme a spoon!

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                    1. re: KevinB

                      Our favored PB is of that sort, Trader Joe's or Laura Scudder's Organic Crunchy. Back in Tennessee we'd get Deaf Smith organic, and my favorite sneak-a-snack before bedtime was to cut chunks of supermarket mozzarella and spear'em with a fork, then dip down into the peanut butter and eat that. California PB is considerably less fluid, however; if you want gooey you'll need Jif or something, which we do not like.

                      I do love a grilled PB and cheese sandwich, and PB-stuffed celery is a lovely munch. Of course we like the Thai peanut sauce they serve with the skewers whose name is escaping me, but at an international food fair once I got a serving of those alongside a serving of Korean deepfried battered veges, and the sauce with those fritters was amazing. I also always blend in a big spoonful when I'm making mole sauce from a commercial paste, because we like it peanuttier than Doña Maria apparently does!

                      1. re: Will Owen

                        Elvis has returned to the building! Your sneak-a-snack cracked me up. :)

                        My peanut butter favorites:
                        Sesame noodles in spicy peanut sauce
                        Dumplings in peanut sauce
                        Vietnamese summer rolls with peanut sauce
                        Satay
                        A hot fudge sundae with peanut butter sauce at Friendly's over vanilla ice cream
                        Peanut blossom cookies (with a Hershey's kiss in the center)
                        Peanut butter gelato (I made it from a recipe paraphrased here on Chowhound)
                        Peanut butter pie

                        1. re: kattyeyes

                          can you give me the recipe for peanut butter pie? I used to work with a lady that made a wonderful pb pie.
                          Jerry

                          1. re: Buckskin2

                            Jerry, i'm not sure what kind of recipe your friend used, as there are various techniques for PB pie, but here are a few recipes for you to check out in case kattyeyes doesn't get back to you (since she posted that nearly 2 years ago she may not see your request).

                            http://hubpages.com/hub/Worlds-Best-P...
                            http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/no-bake...
                            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
                            http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/smooth-...
                            http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...
                            http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...
                            http://blogquat.blogspot.com/2009/03/...

                            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                              Well, ghg, I think you've got it covered--thanks! :)
                              Jerry, I've never made my own pb pie--only pb cheesecake. A local BBQ joint used to make pb pie and I just loved it. But if you need a pb cheesecake recipe, hit me back.

                              1. re: kattyeyes

                                always a pleasure :) i was afraid you might not see the request and i didn't want poor Jerry to be left hanging!

                        2. re: Will Owen

                          Wow Will! I had never thought to dip a chunk of cheese in it, but those cheese & PB cracker are a good snack. And making a PB & cheese sandwich sound good too. Wonder how that would taste if you grilled it. What kind of cheese do you use?

                          I agree that PB stuffed celery is a good snack. Some of my other favorites are:

                          Insert spoon, or fork, and eat out of the jar!
                          Put PB on a warm whole wheat waffle that has a bit of butter on it
                          PB & sliced tart apples
                          Mixed into one of those packaged ramen meals they have (Annie Chungs)
                          Tried melting it to top off ice cream - okay but not what I hoped it would be, Next time I will just stir it in.
                          PB & Butter cracker sandwiches made with Ritz crackers
                          They are good with Bugle corn chips. If you have the patience you can pipe them into the bugle cone. I am not so patient so I just dip them into the PB.

                          This thread is giving me even more ideas. Thanks all!

                          1. re: danhole

                            <<Tried melting it to top off ice cream - okay but not what I hoped it would be, Next time I will just stir it in.>>
                            I've favorited a recipe for Friendly's Peanut Butter Sauce. Haven't made it yet, but sounds like what you're after:
                            http://www.chow.com/recipes/18868

                            1. re: kattyeyes

                              Thanks Katty! I have heard so much about Friendly's peanut butter sauce, but have never seen one in this part of the country. Sounds really good, and very fattening!

                              1. re: danhole

                                OH.MY.GOSH.
                                "They are good with Bugle corn chips. If you have the patience you can pipe them into the bugle cone. I am not so patient so I just dip them into the PB."

                                I'm going to do this at some point this wknd. What a clever combo! Brilliant.

                                www.thelunchbelle.com

                                1. re: LeahBaila

                                  For an added touch, after you fill them with the PB, dunk the top in melted chocolate! I saw a recipe for this a long time ago and I haven't used the chocolate yet but it does sound good!

                      2. just like it plain on a piece of toasted whole wheat bread. but my latest addiction with peanut butter are pretzels. something about that slighty salty snack with a hint of sweetness to the peanut butter is just an amazing combination to me.

                        and i can't forget reese's peanut butter cups. been using that in a cookie recipe w/ peanut butter cookie dough...yum!

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                        1. re: vttp926

                          If you're digging PB with pretzels, have you tried Pretzel Thins?
                          http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/Product...
                          So addictive.

                          Oh, and god yeah, Reese's peanut butter cups. Only outdone locally (in CT) by Munson's chocolates with peanut butter centers. If you ever are in CT, you owe it to yourself to find these--my personal chocolate/PB favorite!
                          http://www.munsonschocolates.com/defa...

                          1. re: kattyeyes

                            i have tried pretzel thins and don't really them that much. but i do like the snack factory pretzel crisps but it is a flavored pretzel and not really a plain one.

                            i may have to try it. but i have tried to make my own peanut butter cups before but can't find the perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio yet.

                            1. re: vttp926

                              the best ratio is the reese's easter eggs.

                              1. re: alkapal

                                Definitely! I stock up at the after Easter sale and have a half dozen in my fridge right now. I try to be good and only eat a half of an egg, because they are rich!

                            2. re: kattyeyes

                              trader joe's sells pretzels that have been shaped to be flat and are strong enough to spread the PB on them without cracking.

                          2. I stir fry with it and coconut milk and then top with cilantro and peanuts. I love that. I also use it to marinade satay pork and chicken (with hot peppers, ginger and soy)

                            For fun eats - I like to get a glob on a spoon and tap it into chocolate chips, cranberries, raisins, rice crispies. I also like it on a waffle with syrup or chocolate ice cream on top.

                            Lord I am a pig.

                            1. As mentioned on another post, my latest favourite is crunchy PB with red grapefruit. However I eat eat with most fruits in season - recent additions include sweet apple mangoes, galia melons and mashed with banana for sandwiches.

                              Agree about stirring into stir fry's, have mixed it into brownie batter and when making jam tarts as well

                              1. Finger.

                                1. I don't eat much PB, but I do like it spread on warm toast then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cayenne pepper and salt.

                                  1. I like mine with:
                                    Vanilla ice cream and honey
                                    Chocolate ice cream
                                    Honey on soft, white bread
                                    Sliced granny smith apples
                                    Sliced banana
                                    Oil, vinegar and other ingredients used to make a salad dressing or marinade

                                    www.thelunchbelle.com

                                    1. lately been doing a soft taco (actually low carb pita bread) heated with PB and sliced banana (folded in half)

                                      great mixed in with cottage cheese

                                      celery and pb, all time fav.

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                                      1. re: lexpatti

                                        Any former Girl Scouts out there remember Ants on a Log... PB stuffed celery with a line of raisins down the middle. Not crazy about it with the raisins anymore, but PB and celery stil one of my fave snacks.

                                        1. re: cycloneillini

                                          cyclone, we were joking (on the one-year-old's birthday party thread) about another snack idea:
                                          "chiggers on a snowy log" http://www.kraftfoods.com/assets/reci...
                                          (my name for craisins, on a "snowy log" of celery with cream cheese).

                                          1. re: alkapal

                                            HA HA! Chiggers! I'm stealing that one for craisins. We used to have the "snowy logs" of which you speak at holiday time. Well, maybe you did, too. As a child, I couldn't care less about the celery, but enjoyed licking out the cream cheese. Then what to do with the green part? I tried to feed the "snowplowed" log to our German Shepherd (Duchess)...she kind of gnawed at it a bit until it became sort of one with the gold shag carpet at Uncle Al's. I think of this story every time someone talks about cream-cheese-filled celery. HA HA!

                                            And because I've been on a tart Michigan cherries kick, they should march on the log as well!

                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                              LOL, s-k!! "she kind of gnawed at it a bit until it became sort of one with the gold shag carpet at Uncle Al's."

                                              -- (i believe that was "harvest" gold?).

                                              --- my sister had that carpet! do you remember the carpet "rake"? at least with hidden celery shreds, the rake had a secondary purpose beyond the obvious role it played in living room aesthetics.

                                              she also had avocado green appliances and an avocado green car! ;-)).

                                              <i'm wondering which appliance colors of today will be the laughing-stock of the future?>

                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                I do remember harvest gold! This was more "glitzy" (if you can imagine such a concept applying to the living room rug) than "harvest" but I totally know what you mean. I don't remember the "rake," though I'm sure it would have come in handy after that little episode with Duchess.

                                                I'm thinking one day--and people will have a tough time with this, but stay with me--people will be like, "Oh, GRANITE? I am so DONE with granite!" I want to think some of our current color trends (black/stainless) have more staying power than the avocado. My mom had an avocado phone!

                                                I wonder what other "food tricks" kids have come up with to get rid of unwanted food. It's tough with dogs sometimes--often they don't like their green vegetables any more than we did when we were little!

                                        2. re: lexpatti

                                          I always mix some PB in with cottage cheese. I also add in some strawberry jam and it's like PB&jelly with your cottage cheese!

                                        3. On apple slices, with carrot sticks, PB and banana sandwich, PB and J on a flour tortilla... Frequently just on a spoon, for the ultimate treat I'll mix equal parts PB and condensed milk.

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                                          1. re: mpjmph

                                            Mmmmm...Condensed milk. Ahhhhhhh. What a dreamy combo!

                                            www.thelunchbelle.com

                                            1. re: LeahBaila

                                              Oh damn. Now I have to try that.

                                              1. re: LeahBaila

                                                Indeed. This reminds me about a thread I started a year ago for a blog post I *still* want to write—about how to drink peanut butter.

                                                In case anyone has any new thoughts on that:

                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/527853

                                                1. re: tatamagouche

                                                  One of my favorite diners in high school made a peanut butter milkshake I still dream about. Not entirely drinkable peanut butter, but close enough.

                                                2. re: LeahBaila

                                                  The end product tastes very much like peanut butter fudge, but without the effort of cooking.

                                                  Now I'm remembering the chocolate covered peanut butter fudge eggs my great-uncle used to make for Easter. mmm... nothing like a fist sized hunk of fudge covered in chocolate to make a child adore you.

                                                  1. re: mpjmph

                                                    I'm looking at the clock counting down the hours...I'm going to haul a$$ to the nearest grocery for a can of condensed milk. MPJ, you're a genius!

                                                    www.thelunchbelle.com

                                                3. re: mpjmph

                                                  I have mixed smooth PB with powdered milk and a little honey and cut it into bars for hiking energy food.

                                                  1. re: mpjmph

                                                    PB ,nutella and banana sandwich

                                                  2. My husband has to have peanut butter and soda crackers alongside chili...thought this was bizarre when we first married....I have come around!

                                                    1. Stuff a dried date with PB then dredge in granulated sugar = stuffed dates.
                                                      My mother used to make these back in the 50's.
                                                      Come to think of it I don't think I have seen those packaged dates for a long time.

                                                      Or as a kid I used to skip the date and just dredge a glob of PB in the sugar. It doesn't stick to your fingers.

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                                                      1. re: ChrisOC

                                                        I love it stuffed into dates too - or just dip the date into the PB for a quick sweet treat:-)

                                                      2. On a spoon. On toasted English muffins, warm & oozy. Sometimes with butter. Yeah, butter & peanut butter... haven't done that in some time tho... seems wrong. Also in peanut sauce for dipping or on noodles.

                                                        Of the mass-produced PB's I like JIF smooth. But I also love the house-made Whole Foods honey roasted peanut butter for something more decadent. I like my peanut butter sweet.

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                                                        1. re: soniabegonia

                                                          I won't buy any PB other than JIF smooth, and I love it on a very toasty English muffin. Even better is a PB and bacon English muffin "sandwich".

                                                        2. I love the way they use peanut butter in African foods. I had a wonderful dish that was basically chicken parts roasted and then simmered in equal parts peanut butter and canned tomatoes. Yum.

                                                          1. My younger brother's favorite food when we were kids was oxtails stewed in peanut butter sauce with tropical vegetables. It's rich and has that wonderful savory-sweet juxtaposition that so many people find addictive. Our local Chinese takeaway also added peanut butter to their sauteed vegetables for eggrolls.

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                                                            1. re: JungMann

                                                              JungMann,

                                                              You talking about the Filipino dish, kare kare? I love that stuff!

                                                              1. re: jaypeezy

                                                                Yup, kare kare. If I hadn't grown up with it, I wouldn't believe how well oxtails and peanut butter works.

                                                                1. re: JungMann

                                                                  with a dash of bagoong for every bite... my mouth just explodes with all those flavors.

                                                            2. Straight off the spoon or mixed with salsa on greens(when I'm allowed to eat them again) served with potatoes (Masamba)!

                                                              1. BLT - substitute PB for the mayo. A vast improvement.

                                                                1. I stir it in my oatmeal and raisins instead of butter and add a little maple syrup.

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                                                                  1. re: Cameraman

                                                                    I do almost the same. Stirred into my oatmeal when finishing, plus raisins and chopped apples.

                                                                    1. re: Cameraman

                                                                      Me too, exactly! Mmmm.

                                                                      Also on hot raisin toast, all melty and good. With sliced bananas.

                                                                      1. re: Cameraman

                                                                        peanut butter and oatmeal good combo

                                                                      2. best way, on a spoon. close second, with fage 0% and a little splenda. also good with celery and with cottage cheese...i love pb!

                                                                        1. I don't have a crazy recipe (though I've been known to make some great peanut noodles), but I used to love keeping peanut butter in the freezer (I think Maranatha was the best when frozen), and take a half-spoonful of PB, and pour some real maple syrup into the other half of the spoon, and eat. For a while I was going through a jar a week this way, with the breakouts and hips to prove it.

                                                                          And I would also make my own version of "Reese's" bars, with a recipe something like this: http://www.recipezaar.com/Reeses-Squa...

                                                                          But melting chocolate and peanut butter together and eating is also superb.

                                                                          1. i have to add this: i tried pb with veggie cream cheese on whole grain toast this a.m. ----
                                                                            ok, it was very "tastes like pb with cream cheese" -- thus.. .."meh."

                                                                            1. Make my own, stir in some granola and spread on toasted raisin bagel heel.

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                                                                              1. re: shaebones

                                                                                what is a bagel heel?

                                                                                1. re: qwertyu

                                                                                  a "bagel heel" is that guy who takes the last bagel in the office snackroom, when he knew you hadn't had breakfast and this was his second dang bagel!

                                                                                  1. re: qwertyu

                                                                                    I cut my bagels in thirds or quarters and consider the bagel bottom the heel. ;)

                                                                                2. Every time I tell anyone this I get no reply or anyone else willing to try it. My version of Thai Hot dogs.

                                                                                  I put creamy peanut butter and Sriracha on my hot dogs. Sprouts if I have them.

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                                                                                  1. re: JanPrimus

                                                                                    Damn...That actually sounds really good. I would cook my dog just a tad bit longer so the skin pops when you take a bite...And oozes a subtle saltiness that contrasts with the sweet PB and spicy sriracha. Wow.

                                                                                    www.thelunchbelle.com

                                                                                  2. As an ingredient in a plethora of Asian and African savory and spicy dishes.

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                                                                                    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                      As a 6 year old, I discovered peanut butter held onto sugar granules very well. So I would take a teaspoonful of PB and place the gob on a saucer, then I would generously cover it with sugar. I would use my fingers to slowly work the two ingredients into a ball of homemade candy... making it was half the enjoyment.

                                                                                    2. jfood has had two of the following:

                                                                                      one slice of pepperidge farm white, spread skippy smooth on half, fold.

                                                                                      1. First you bake off a batch of super chewy peanut butter cookies
                                                                                        Then you whip of a bowl of mango cream cheese filling with nice chunks of mango
                                                                                        Spread the filling btwn two delicious cookies and freeze for 10 mins.
                                                                                        While the cookies are cooling a bit, melt some dark chocolate and add a bit of Kahlua to the chocolate.
                                                                                        Remove the cookies from the deep freeze, dip in the chocolate and serve!

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                                                                                        1. re: HillJ

                                                                                          Hubba hubba whaaaaaaaa! I am so glad I don't live anywhere near you--both our waistlines would be in big trouble. What a really fabulous combo all of that is! I never thought of mango and PB, but bet it's something else! And I am totally on the same page with you with the "super chewy peanut butter cookies." I prefer these to the ones my uncle refers to as "fork cookies" because Nanny would make crossmarks atop each PB cookie (these are the more crumbly kind). ;)

                                                                                          1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                            hubba hubba...darlin my man calls this a sexy cookie...but that's another story.
                                                                                            I've also made these with sliced strawberries and papaya works nicely too.

                                                                                        2. My husband mixed some with peanut butter, lime juice, and Brother Bru Bru's (hot sauce) and put it on his greens this evening.

                                                                                          1. This morning I had peanut butter and maple syrup on my gluten-free waffles.

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                                                                                            1. re: lgss

                                                                                              I read all of these to see if anyone does what I and my dad's whole side of the family do: eat peanut butter with pancakes. Your answer was the closest, but we don't do it with waffles, just pancakes. One tablespoon on the side of the plate, pancakes covered with maple syrup, cut a bite, dredge it in the peanut butter, eat, repeat!

                                                                                              1. re: Niki in Dayton

                                                                                                i'd forgotten about peanut butter on waffles. it sinks into the hot waffle-grid, melts a little, and tastes quite delicious.

                                                                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                  I make peanut butter and waffles for me and my grandkids. A whole wheat waffle, lightly buttered with peanut butter on top. I think it's fairly healthy and oh so good!

                                                                                            2. In breakfast/french toast casserole -- add a good 1/2 -1 cup of PB to the custard mixture before pouring over the bread and baking.

                                                                                              Peanut Butter Coconut cookies

                                                                                              Mashed with graham cracker crumbs and used to sandwich two mini-macaroons

                                                                                              Peanut Butter Fondue!

                                                                                              1. Water chestnut, wrapped in bacon, broiled, smeared with peanut butter just before serving. :)

                                                                                                1. Peanut Butter and Bacon sandwch

                                                                                                  We use to make Buckeyes growing up and without look it up it was peanut butter, XXX sugar, there was somthing else, can't remember and then dip in chocolate

                                                                                                  Spoonfull in Jello Chocolate fat free pudding - really great snack

                                                                                                  Penut butter cloe slaw, take 1 c peanut butter, about 1/4 c canola oil, 1/4 c sugar and 1/4 c red wine vinegar, disolve sugar in RWV and then add peanut butter and oil. Mix slaw in and top with toasted peanuts!

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                                                                                                  1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                                                                                                    Yesssssssss, buckeyes--your missing ingredient is graham cracker crumbs, I think. I am beginning to hate this thread for all its fatty suggestions that keep calling my name! I so love PB both sweet and savory!

                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                      Toasted English muffins but ALWAYS with butter as the first layer, creamy and melty.

                                                                                                      As a kid I was fond of Peanut butter and bologna sandiches...

                                                                                                      1. re: Sean

                                                                                                        Sean! That is hysterical. Not because I also die for peanut butter on a toasted THOMAS' english muffin with butter first--ate it every single morning during my last pregnancy--but I, too, used to eat bologna and peanut butter sandwiches as a kid. My german grandmother would have us for dinner every Sunday and for supper later on we'd have sandwiches on fresh Kaiser or poppy seed rolls. I loved PB&Bs until I got sick on one and could not eat it since! Just had to share.

                                                                                                        1. re: Sean

                                                                                                          Yes, always butter under PB. First rule.

                                                                                                        2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                          That's it, Thank you kattyeyes for the missing ingredient!!

                                                                                                          Wow, how I loved those growing up!! I should make some this weekend :)

                                                                                                        3. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                                                                                                          Yeah! bermudagourmetgoddess!
                                                                                                          I thought that no one was going to mention the toasted white bread, crisp fried bacon, and peanut butter sandwich. My Dad turned me on to this combination when I was a kid. He was a Skippy man, which was great, but Jif was sweeter and even better.

                                                                                                        4. Once, I decided to experiment and made myself a fried egg sandwich with peanut butter spread on the toast. It didn't really work, IMO. The taste of an egg is so delicate compared to that of peanut butter that the PB completely overwhelmed everything.

                                                                                                          As for things that I DO enjoy - PB in a tortilla, with apples, or straight outta the jar.

                                                                                                          1. I don't think I've seen anyone post the weird things I do with my PB. I used to eat pickles with peanut butter. I haven't in a while, though. I also like peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. I thought other people ate those too.

                                                                                                            Of course i love all of the other ways of eating PB too. Just in a spoon, melted on things, with chocolate, with cereal... Oh! I also like to put it on waffles, in place of butter, then either syrup or honey :)

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                                                                                                            1. re: kuri856

                                                                                                              My mother in law and her family used to always put peanut butter on their corn on the cob. They said it was a southern thing, but I have never heard of anyone else doing this.

                                                                                                              1. re: jsa7405

                                                                                                                I haven't either, but it sounds appealing.

                                                                                                              2. re: kuri856

                                                                                                                My brother turned me onto peanut butter and mayo. Also, peanut butter, mayo, and braunschweiger. :)

                                                                                                              3. My father liked peanut butter onion sandwiches. When I was a kid my mother would make "mung" sandwiches for us once in a while. This was long before the popularity (or awareness) of mung beans in small town midwest. Mung sandwiches are open-face peanut butter and jelly sandwiches heated in the oven enough to toast the bread a little and melt the peanut butter and jelly. To be eaten with a fork and carefully so as not to burn the roof of one's mouth.

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                                                                                                                1. re: lgss

                                                                                                                  Oh, gosh . . . that reminds me of a childhood memory . . . for a time my family made sandwiches with peanut butter, red onions, mayonnaise, mustard and liverwurst. I remember loving them for a couple of years until I was about 8 and one day I asked my mom what liverwurst was made of (duh) . . . never ate another one once I knew:-(

                                                                                                                  1. re: vday

                                                                                                                    Wow! That's a mouthful. Again, it actually sounds good—obviously peanut butter/sauce in other countries enjoys far more savory uses than it does here.

                                                                                                                    There was a bar in Boston that used to, maybe still does, serve burgers with PB on top.

                                                                                                                2. peanut butter soup, mmm...mmmm good! Start with a good chicken stock, whisk in peanut butter and finish with heavy cream. Totally outstanding!

                                                                                                                  1. I have PB every day. It is my greatest addiction. I discovered Better than PButter at Trader Joe's. It has 100 calories per 2 TBS. It taste like PB fudge!

                                                                                                                    PButter in ice cream
                                                                                                                    PButter and any form of chocolate
                                                                                                                    PButter in oatmeal
                                                                                                                    PButter and pretzels

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                                                                                                                    1. re: six dower

                                                                                                                      I tried to like that stuff but the consistency is so weird.

                                                                                                                      PB in oatmeal's a good idea.

                                                                                                                      1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                                        IMO the oatmeal ruins it....

                                                                                                                        1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                                          This was intended for LostDiner, haveno idea why it posted here.

                                                                                                                          Have you tried this? http://www.turtlemountain.com/product...

                                                                                                                          1. re: lgss

                                                                                                                            Not yet, just recently decided to go dairy-free and am away. When I get home, I'll look into it. More curious about the coconut milk version, if I can find it.

                                                                                                                            have you tried it? Is it any good? I don't care for Soy milk, the few times I've had it. Is the ice cream good?

                                                                                                                            1. re: LostDiner

                                                                                                                              We haven't tried the coconut version, it's fairly new and (I think) more expensive. The WFM near us carries both. It's rather expensive so we generally wait for it to be on sale. There are quite a few good non-dairy frozen desserts out there now. We recently tried Tempt hemp mint chip frozen dessert. It's also good but not at many flavor choices.

                                                                                                                              Have you tried almond, hazelnut, or hemp mylk? We use these on cereal, for drinking, and in baked goods. We buy both chocolate and vanilla, don't care for the plain/original, at least not for drinking. Make sure you drink it cold, not room temp, much better that way. We generally get the Blue Diamond almond mylk. Some of the other brands no longer have calcium in them.

                                                                                                                              1. re: lgss

                                                                                                                                Do you recall the difference in prices? What part of the country are you in, I'm in Brooklyn, NY. Also, have you seen the cartons of coconut milk, or the coconut yogurt? Just seems like the coconut would be tastier than any of the soy stuff.

                                                                                                                                1. re: LostDiner

                                                                                                                                  I'm near Boston. I don't recall the price difference. Have only seen coconut mylk in cans in the International foods aisle. Haven't seen seen or heard about coconut yogurt.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: LostDiner

                                                                                                                                    http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/l...
                                                                                                                                    Here's a link to the store locator page.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: LostDiner

                                                                                                                                      coconut yogurt? coconut yogurt? i'm koo-koo for coconut!
                                                                                                                                      (i like el sabor latino's piña colada (milk) yogurt very much. a different beast entirely, i know).

                                                                                                                                      edit: the coconut product from the turtle mountain place is "ice cream" and not yogurt. ;-(. still would be delicious, i guess. maybe i'll request it at the harris teeter, as they're good about special requests.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                        No, they have both coconut milk ice cream and coconut milk yogurt now. It's on their website.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: LostDiner

                                                                                                                                          great, i found it: http://www.turtlemountain.com/product...

                                                                                                                          2. I seriously love peanut butter. I only get to have smooth and creamy as my hubby doesn't like chunky :( I know, I should just buy my own jar.

                                                                                                                            I eat it on crackers and toast, in stirfry, as a sandwich. I love to dip a big chunk of dark chocolate into the jar. I'll just eat a spoonful of peanut with nothing else or with chocolate chips on it. I love peanut butter cookies...especially the ones that you smoosh a pb cup in to.

                                                                                                                            This thread just made go eat a spoonful.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: rizzo0904

                                                                                                                              just so you know, we always have two peanut butters in our house, one for me only (no salt added) and one for my guy.

                                                                                                                              Yes, you really ought to get your own jar!

                                                                                                                            2. Nothing beats a peanut butter, jelly and sliced banana sandwich, especially if it's been heated up just a little bit. Spoonful of peanut butter with some Hershey's syrup on top is excellent, as well.

                                                                                                                              Shame I have to give up dairy, because my favorite ice creams usually include peanut butter. Best flavor of Haagen Dazs = chocolate peanut butter.

                                                                                                                              1. We had peanut butter, bacon, mayonnaise and banana sandwiches yesterday for lunch.

                                                                                                                                1. Once a week treat, usually Friday - spread thin on a pumpernickle bagel - usually un-toasted.

                                                                                                                                  1. Dunk pretzels, but my favorite, when my wife is out of town, bologna, long horn cheese, & Vidalia onion on toasted wheat. Sorry veg people, Peanut Butter Chicken!

                                                                                                                                    Peanut Butter is a universal food!
                                                                                                                                    Jerry

                                                                                                                                    1. PB mixed into ricotta and a little splenda or sugar--delicious.

                                                                                                                                      1. On Premium saltines, on the unsalted side so the salty side hits my tongue first.
                                                                                                                                        In sandwiches with sliced tomatoes, with bacon (or both together), with bananas, with thinly-sliced tart apple, with leaf lettuce.
                                                                                                                                        In dressing for Chinese chicken salad (my variation on Strange Taste chicken).
                                                                                                                                        In a lime juice-based dressing for coleslaw.
                                                                                                                                        Smucker's crunchy natural pls.

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                                                                                                                                        1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                          Buttertart, I scrolled all the way down this list in growing disbelief that no one had mentioned THE most delicious AND healthy combination in the universe: PB and sliced tomato--on whole-grain toast w/a pinch of kosher salt & lots of lovely black pepper.

                                                                                                                                          The cool acidity of the tomato sets off the warm creaminess of the PB, and you have all the essential food groups in one fell swoop: fat & protein, grains, veggie. Once anyone tries it, I think it will become his go-to quick breakfast or snack.

                                                                                                                                          (Do try to find a good homegrown or species tomato-- Ugli Ripe, Vintage Varieties, Plain Jane...)

                                                                                                                                          (And if you want to really put the big pot in the little one (or is it the other way around? i never understood that saying) , lay a slice of good cheddar on one piece of toast, PB on the other, broil till bubbly, take them out, lay on the tomato, S&P, slap together.)

                                                                                                                                          (And crisp bacon, needless to say, never hurt anything.)

                                                                                                                                          1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                            That actually sounds great to me. I adore excellent homegrown tomatoes, and PB as well!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                              Tomato and peanut butter on toast sounds good. Personally, I would skip the black pepper.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: lgss

                                                                                                                                                Weenie.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                  Habañero or jalapeño would be good!

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lgss

                                                                                                                                                    Well, that would sure start your day off with a bang.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                      One of our favorite meals is masamba...peanut butter and salsa mixed together over potatoes and kale or collard greens but we usually have it for supper.

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: lgss

                                                                                                                                                      would the fat in the PB mellow the hot in the peppers? Do you cook them? PB poppers?

                                                                                                                                                2. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                  Hurray! You are the first person to cop to liking this. It is delicious - your idea of cheddar is enticing but really I just want a slightly acid ripe tomato with crunchy natural PB and lots of salt. The tomatoes have to get a little slippery from the salt. The very definition of umami.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                    Thank you for a wonderful new word! Yes it is the very definition of umami. Have you gotten the same revolted reaction I invariably get when I mention it to people who never heard of it? I want to slap them. I invented PB & tomato (occas. w/cheddar) when I was ~8 years old and all my kids & grandkids are devotees.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                      No one believes me that it's good. It was my mother's invention as far as I was concerned.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                        I totally believe you. I put jalapenos or Mrs. Renfro's Habanero salsa on half the stuff I eat. I was just saying that putting them on PB toast would be the ultimate wake-up breakfast :o)

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                          I could go there - the person with the pb and hot Indian pickle is on to something too, I need to try that.

                                                                                                                                                      2. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                        I'm 63 & had PB & Tomatoes before I stared school. I added the Bologna, Long horn, & onion after I was grown

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Buckskin2

                                                                                                                                                          Oh yes! Onion is wonderful w/PB, tomatoes, & cheese. (I've never tried the bologna; seems like gilding the lily.)

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                            fried is best if you have the time,
                                                                                                                                                            Jerry

                                                                                                                                                3. Love P.B!! But NEVER in the form of dessert, just give me the freshly ground roasted stuff from the market. Here are my picks:Of course by the spoon, sometimes with a little cinnamon & agave nectar
                                                                                                                                                  Egg,cheese& P.B on whole wheat
                                                                                                                                                  Slices of pear,P.B,cinnamon & honey on whole wheat
                                                                                                                                                  Apple slices with P.B and some sea salt

                                                                                                                                                  1. Take 1 almost empty jar
                                                                                                                                                    heat almond milk (Separately or you may have a fire)
                                                                                                                                                    Put in PB jar, shake & enjoy, preferably under a blanket on a couch.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: micahg

                                                                                                                                                      Goodness!

                                                                                                                                                    2. Every day I mix PB with cottage cheese.

                                                                                                                                                      A dessert I like is a little melted PB mixed in with low fat ricotta and sprinkled with a little bit of graham crackers (a deconstructed pb cheesecake!).

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: spinachandchocolate

                                                                                                                                                        Ooh on that second option!

                                                                                                                                                      2. Penut butter is great in Groundnut Stew with Ugali

                                                                                                                                                        1. By the way, Cheezits now come in a bigger size so we can make our own cheese & PB crackers.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: SallyMcP

                                                                                                                                                            My all time favorite breakfast is Eggo Multi Grain Waffles with peanut butter and Nutella on one and homemade blueberry sauce, strawberry sauce or apple sauce on the other. Ohhhhh yes!!
                                                                                                                                                            The peanut butter and nutella melt into the waffle and makes it deeeeevine. A glass of cold milk on the side is a must.

                                                                                                                                                          2. in place of milk in my cereal

                                                                                                                                                            1. this is an old post, but since its back...
                                                                                                                                                              I used to eat peanut butter all the time, but can't any longer...however when I did:
                                                                                                                                                              other than satay, peanut butter on cheese sandwich with miracle whip and lettuce,
                                                                                                                                                              peanut butter melted on a hotdog, and of course with syrup on pancakes and waffles

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ROCKLES

                                                                                                                                                                my mind is pretty open, but "peanut butter on cheese sandwich with miracle whip and lettuce" ? i'm not sure that i would be open to that ;)

                                                                                                                                                              2. Peanut butter cookies! LOVE! Also for a quick snack give me a spoon and Justin's Almond Butter and some homemade berry jam and I am happy!

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: LacyH

                                                                                                                                                                  have u tried these? http://www.backtonaturefoods.com/prod...

                                                                                                                                                                  omg and i thought "oreos" were addictive; i bought the mega Costco pack only once because I ate an entire package at a time with a glass of milk while watching tv; i was off the chain, never again

                                                                                                                                                                2. Whenever I make spaghetti or ravioli with tomato pasta sauce; I love to eat a slice of bread coated with peanut butter and make a "sandwich" out of it. I always felt like a freak, but OMG is it good!

                                                                                                                                                                  (I also eat bananas in pasta sometimes. Ha.)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. In high school, a friend and I invented a snack of peanut butter spread on a flour tortilla sprinkled liberally with raisins and rolled up. Great, portable, healthy snack.

                                                                                                                                                                    I love PB, but usually dislike PB desserts - except for the PB cream cheese frosting on this cake http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/08/cho.... It's so rich, but outstanding.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. peanut butter, nutella, apricot preserves and a little hot pepper on good toasted bread! Mmmm!

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Aside from the ordinary ways, I love to let a big glob of it melt in a bowl of oat meal.

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mucho gordo

                                                                                                                                                                          my parents eat this every morning. a bowl of quaker rolled oats with a scoop of jif creamy peanut butter on top. i never thought it was unusual when i was growing up. now i realize that not too many people do this...

                                                                                                                                                                          also, i recently discovered a new delicious sandwich of pb and sprouts. possibly with a thin layer of mayo beneath the pb.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. If I was stranded on a desert island and had to choose one food to live on for the rest of my life, it would be peanut butter. Just don't get chocolate in my peanut butter...ew. Both perfectly good foods...separately. Sorry, Reese's fans...

                                                                                                                                                                          1. With all the pb and bacon fans out there, I'm surprised no one has tried pb and ham. A nice mound of thinly-sliced black forest ham with peanut butter as my sandwich spread. Yum! Sometimes I'll add a shmear of sugar-free fig preserves to that too. Figs and ham are a natural combo and the pb just makes it sing!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Most often I just stick a Ritz cracker in the jar and swirl it around until it feels "right." Pop it in my mouth. GOOD...! Occasionally I like peanut butter on a well toasted English muffin with strawberry jam or orange marmalade and a nice cup of tea, depending on my mood.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. does anyone know how to make peanut butter pop corn?

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Buckskin2

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                                                                                                                                                                                2. In fudge, a spoonful in a bowl of cornflakes (or most any cereal) with milk, mixed with maple syrup on bread, spooned over vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of maple syrup, in chili, on grilled cheese with pickles (sounds like pregnancy food...not pregnant, I swear).

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Jiff peanut butter and Oscar's Smokehouse or Neuskis bacon on English muffin...all ingredients must be at least warm....that's a good breakfast ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: johnnyb510

                                                                                                                                                                                      I love to make my own PB, with just a hint of smoked sea salt. Barring that, I get the store-made PB from my co-cop, to which I also had a hint of sea salt. I detest any sweetened PB. I love PB on celery, apples, bananas, as well as with yogurt or added to Coco Bliss, along with some cacao nibs. I've been making my own sesame noodles with PB and sesame oil, with a bit of tahini, for many years. It's also good with bacon. Yesterday, I roasted some cabbage, carrots and onions, then simmered them in unsalted chicken stock to which I added curry powder, a bit of salt, and lots of multi-colored pepper. I pureed the whole thing in my Vita-Mix with unsweetened coconut milk and a couple tablespoons of PB. Yummy.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I know this an old post.and I'm an old poster............but Heck, you can never get enough PB! Next to bacon, it is my all time fav. And for me.there is Skippy (CHUNKY!)...and then all the rest, including my own homemade attempts

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Bacon and PB together approaches nirvana......And of course may help me reach it sooner!
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. A TBS or 2 per serving of Chicken Noodle soup, Chicken Rice soup, or Chicken Veg soup adds a sublime taste and texture that few can figure out
                                                                                                                                                                                      3.My British friends, when we lived there, would serve it on crackers with drinks. That got me started on a quest. I do it with some butter as well. Or add a few grains of the fancy salts now offered for "panache" But then I bought (here in the US) some beligian waffle cookies by Jules de Stroop and added the combo..............WOW! Salty, sweet, and extra cruch!
                                                                                                                                                                                      4. A tsp or two of PB that is mixed garlic, a splash of hot sauce(I like Sruichiacha), an almost equal amount of butter,........ some pepper and season salt, spread UNDER the skin of a split bone-in chicken breast before cooking helps keep the meat moist and tasty, especially since I spreay the skin with PAM to get it crispy
                                                                                                                                                                                      5. The Apple slices have been mentioned. sprinkle a little cinnamon, nutmeg or all-spice on top. Or some raw sugar for crunch(especially if you prefer creamy PB)

                                                                                                                                                                                      No.have not tried it on my Clams Casino yet and my fried clams only get a little lemon and salt

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. straight from the jar, on a spoon and covered in mini choc. chips

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. A piece of good rye bread with kimmel ( yes, even in South Dakota. I got frozen - I mean deliberately, not accidentally from the weather- National Baking in South Dakota years ago and it was good!), health food store peanut butter, it doesn't have to be organic, but smooth is better, topped with black currant jam.
                                                                                                                                                                                          That combo but with ginger in syrup instead of the jam is next favourite.

                                                                                                                                                                                          If the only PB available is Skippy or the like I pass so as not to effect an abomination.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. my new favorite is to make a Thai Peanut sauce using the dark roasted organic Santa Cruz brand of peanut butter.
                                                                                                                                                                                            i use it to drizzle on greens topped with tofu or as a dip.
                                                                                                                                                                                            it also works well with rice noodles that have tofu cubes and cucumbers and cilantro on them as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                            my old favorite (not nearly as healthful) would be to spread the santa cruz dark roasted peanut butter on a toasted whole wheat pita disk (so that it was crispy) and then top it with good quality chocolate chips and then finish the dish by putting it under "broil" in the toaster oven for a bit so that the chocolate chips would melt on top of the peanut butter.
                                                                                                                                                                                            after you've had this made with a high-quality PB and high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips, you will never go back to reese's ever again

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: westsidegal

                                                                                                                                                                                              Westsidegal -No salt?

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I was tutoring a kid in Shenzhen, China, and his mom asked me what I liked eating. Peanut butter and eggplant came to mind. She took that to mean combine the two.

                                                                                                                                                                                              The result was something of a braised eggplant with peanut butter. Quite alright actually.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Otherwise, I'll eat pb with a variety of foods, though most often, honey is the complement.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jonathan
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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. usually just itself by the spoonful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                or on melba toast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: elainegreen

                                                                                                                                                                                                  By the spoonful for, me, too. Period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. spoonful, with ice cream, with greek yogurt, on top of celery, along with cereal, with my oatmeal, on top of my protein bread, in my shake, with crackers, with bananas, with apple slices and honey, as a dipping sauce for my chicken, in banana bread... basically with everything!!