Ask The Muscle Cook: Any Muscle-Building Peanut Butter Recipes?

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I love peanut butter. But besides smearing it on bread and eating it out of the jar, I'm not sure what to do with it. Do you have some fun recipes?

Peanut butter is a great source of healthful fats, but make sure you go with all natural or organic. It's also better if you can find peanut butter that doesn't have added salt.

I never go without it in my house.

Adding peanut butter to shakes, muffin recipes and even meat dishes (yep, it does work with chicken) can add some extra protein and healthy fats to your diet. If you're looking to build, adding peanut butter can add some much-needed calories.

Here are some of staple peanut butter recipes!

Dave's Anabolic Blueberry Oatmeal

Makes 1 Serving

  1. In a big bowl, mix all ingredients (except for frozen blueberries).
    Cook in a microwave for about 3-4 minutes (cooking time vary from one microwave to another).
  2. Stir after 2 minutes of cooking so the mix doesn't stick or get chunky.
    Once the mix is cooked, add the frozen blueberries and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 bowl)
Amount per serving
Calories 580
Total Fat 16g
Total Carb 57g
Protein 52g

Dave's Anabolic Blueberry Oatmeal PDF (120 KB)

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Makes 10 bars

  1. Mix together the protein powder, oatmeal, peanut butter, honey and cocoa powder.
  2. If necessary, add a small amount of liquid for consistency?almond milk, milk, or water.
  3. Form into 10 bars and then roll in the crushed almonds to finish.
  4. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size (1 bar)
    Amount per serving
    Calories 253
    Total Fat 9g
    Total Carb 18g
    Protein 25g

    Peanut Butter Protein Bars PDF (70.8 KB)

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