Praise to National Peanut Butter Day
Happy National Peanut Butter Day! While today we know and love it as peanut butter, it is actually a paste. The first reference of this peanut paste was in 1890 when a St. Louis physician developed the idea of packaging peanut paste for people with bad teeth. Back then, the paste was sold at six cents per pound. If only it was that affordable today!
While peanut butter was first sold in the U.S. back in 1908, Joseph L. Rosefield began selling churned peanut butter in 1922 that was much smoother. The first PB company to use Rosefield’s churning process was Peter Pan (back then known as Swift & Company) in 1928.
– It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter
– It takes one acre of peanuts to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
– Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
– Women and children like creamy peanut butter best, while men like chunky peanut butter best.
– Overall, people living on the East Coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while those on the West Coast prefer the crunchy style.
– Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
– If you took all the peanut butter that Americans eat in a year, it could coat the floor of the Grand Canyon.
– The average kid will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school.
– The world’s largest PB&J sandwich, made in Grand Saline, T.X., weighed 1,342 pounds.
Speaking of PB&J, we just can’t get enough of these recipes starring peanut butter!
Start your day with a protein-packed peanut butter breakfast:
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: For a simpler morning, try this wholesome recipe.
- Peanut Butter Jelly Parfaits: Because PB&J isn’t just a sandwich!French Toast Dominoes: Use French toast sticks to make this kid-friendly breakfast.
- Meli Cafe’s Peanut Butter Pancakes: It’s peanut butter PANCAKE time!
- Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins: Make these muffins for when you need an on-the-go option.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Brownies: We can’t resist the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Pie: In case you’re still celebrating yesterday’s National Pie Day…
- Peanut Butter Truffle Balls: Once you pop one in your mouth, you won’t be able to stop!
- Peanut Butter Fudge: If loving peanut butter fudge is wrong, we don’t want to be right!
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches: PB& J for dessert? Yes Please!
Sip on something peanut buttery and delicious:
- Peanut Butter Smoothie: A smoothie that you can get away with drinking for breakfast!
- Vegan PB & Cookies Shake: For those that are dairy-free, you will definitely enjoy this milkshake recipe!
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: Whether for breakfast or a snack, this is definitely a go-to smoothie.
- Double-Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshakes: For those that prefer to sip on their desserts.
A PB& J Sandwich isn’t the only peanut butter-inspired meal you can eat for lunch or dinner:
- Cold Noodles with Peas and Peanut Sauce: Peanut Butter and peas? Don’t knock this dish until you try it!
- Spicy Sesame Salad with Chicken: This salad brings the heat with the sweet and spicy ingredients.
- Asian Noodle Salad: not feeling salad? Use this dressing as a dip for skewered grilled meats or vegetables.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy peanut butter? Share with us in the comments below!