Everyone loves a bit of toast slathered in peanut butter – it’s delicious, it usually comes with a warm glow of nostalgia for childhood and, as a bonus, it’s even good for you. Nut butters are full of muscle-building protein and the type of healthy unsaturated fats that help you burn flab.
But there’s more to nut butter than toast. It can be used to make all manner of healthy snacks, like the four great peanut butter recipes here. Below, we’ve got a quickfire DIY peanut butter flapjack recipe, then on the following pages you’ll find out how to make peanut butter energy bites, peanut butter granola and peanut butter and date granola bars.
We tried all these recipes and it’s no exaggeration to say the food didn’t last more than a few minutes in the office.
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Peanut Butter Flapjacks Recipe
Photograph: Joseph Sinclair
Remember that tub of New Year’s resolution whey protein gathering dust on top of your kitchen cupboard? It’s time to put it to good use, with this indulgent yet healthy flapjack recipe from Chef Frankie. It swaps the traditional oven-baked approach for a quicker, easier, microwaveable method. A sweet, high-protein snack that doesn’t have to be saved for cheat days? Winner.
Ingredients (makes 10-15 flapjacks)
- 2 scoops of whey protein
- 170g cashew or peanut butter
- 2tsp malt extract
- 250ml agave nectar
- 75g porridge oats
- 200g coconut flour
- A splash of almond milk
Mix the coconut flour in a bowl with the whey protein.
In a separate bowl, mix the nut butter, agave nectar, malt extract and porridge oats, then cook for one minute in the microwave.
Remove, stir and mix with the flour and whey, adding a splash of almond milk.
Spread the mixture evenly on a tray lined with greaseproof paper to your preferred thickness, then cover and refrigerate for 40 minutes. Remove, slice and enjoy.