More than just a spread

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Quite often, when we do tastings, we get the question, “So, how do you eat spicy peanut butter?” Well did you know that some people actually LOVE eating peanut butter in a brown bread sandwich with mayo and pickles! It has actually been a classic in Southern American states since the Great Depression. Additionally, while some dip their peanut butter sandwiches in a bowl of steamy and creamy tomato soup, other adventurous eaters love their peanut butter in an omelet with jam and candied bacon bits.

We do realize that these combinations are quite funky and that is why we wanted to share with you our favorite ways to eat our Manba spicy peanut butter. From breakfast to dinner and including dessert, our spicy peanut butter can be used in a wide array of ways.

Start your Day on the Right Foot

Let’s begin with breakfast! Sometimes, we are rushed in the morning and want a breakfast that is tasty, nutritious and will keep us full until our next meal. That is how we came up with our Spicy Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Puddings. It is a play on the classic (but always delicious!) PB&J flavor combination. Make it the night before and enjoy it the next morning. Loaded with nutrients, it is incredibly simple to make yet tastes so complex – slightly spicy, sweetened to perfection and creamy. We promise, this one will blow your mind!

If you’re not the type of person who likes to follow recipes, then simply try transforming your spicy peanut butter toast by topping it with sliced apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon or if you want to be extra fancy, caramelized bananas are always a marvelous idea.

What about Lunch & Dinner?

We tend to have a misconception that peanut butter pairs the best with sweet ingredients, but actually, peanut butter is used in savory dishes all around the world! For example, West African countries make flavorful peanut butter stews, while in Thailand, peanut butter is used in making veggie-packed Thai salads.

Inspired by these two cultures, we created our own variations on these classic dishes. One of them is our Spicy Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Stew. Made with our crunchy spicy peanut butter, this one pot meal can be served for dinner or stored away to be enjoyed for lunch on a cold day. Warm and comforting, serve it with brown rice or quinoa and it will certainly satisfy your cravings for exotic peanutty goodness.

On days when you are in the mood for a lighter savory dish, one of our favorites is this Thai Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Butter dressing. Loaded with lots of vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, spinach and coriander, while being topped with a creamy spicy peanut butter dressing, this salad will not only satisfy your taste buds, but it will also nourish your body inside and out.

There is Always Room for Dessert

A lot of us grew up eating our mothers’ chewy peanut butter cookies with their famous fork-made crisscross pattern. It was the ultimate cookie as a kid, but let us to introduce you to new ways of using peanut butter in desserts and sweet snacks.

This year, for the holidays, we made these Chocolate Covered Spicy Peanut Butter Sandwiches – and they were UNBELIEVABLE. There is something about the combination of the Ritz-style crackers, the heat from our peanut butter and the sweetness from the chocolate that makes these sandwiches taste like they were made by a chef. Yet they are so easy to put together!

If you are more of a traditionalist, just try adding some Manba to your favorite banana bread. How about trying it in a fudge? The perfect balance of heat and sweetness that can be achieved with only 4 ingredients is simply mind boggling. To learn more about the health benefits of peanut butter and hot peppers, click here to read our previous blogpost on the topic.

Moral of the Story

Our spicy peanut butter is incredibly versatile and healthy! Do not be afraid to experiment with it and to try out some of our recipes on our site. Also, make sure you are following us on social media (on Instagram & on Facebook) to know when new recipes are available and to discover new simple combinations and daily uses of Manba.