National Peanut Butter lover’s day

National Peanut Butter lover’s day

We are overjoyed that today is national peanut butter lover’s day, a day that celebrates this marvellous invention. Whilst there may be differing opinions over crunchy or smooth (which interestingly can be split by gender and geography with women preferring smooth whilst the West Coast of America prefer crunchy.) There is no doubt that we all love peanut butter – gluten free and vegan (although admittedly not great for those with nut allergies) it is a delicious treat and actually surprisingly healthy. Whilst by no means low in calories it is chock full of vitamins and minerals and very filling for those of us who find themselves hungry by 10.30.

So in honour of this auspicious occasion we have compiled a list of the things we most love to eat with our peanut butter.

  1. Crepes

Delicious and light we are not sure we will ever get over our love for crepes. A far superior alternative to the American pancake we like ours straight from the pan, and find them to be the perfect accompaniment to any tourist walk or shopping mall experience. And whilst we could write love letters to the many different toppings peanut butter and caramelised banana will always be one of our favourites.

  1. Churros  

    A healthier and lighter cousin to the donut, a perfect cylindrical shape baked to crisp perfection they just begged to dipped and dunked in some rich, luxurious dips. Whilst chocolate is a more classic option we cannot stress how melted peanut butter is the perfect marriage with our churros. It may not be carrot sticks and humus, but it is that little bit healthier than a jam donut whilst still offering some fantastic guilty pleasure.

  2. Waffles Fluffy, soft and super decadent the waffle baker is an invention conceived in heaven. Possibly the best thing to come out of Brussels and one of our best sellers we think there are very few events that aren’t enhanced by this phenomenal invention. And so we were overjoyed the first time we thought to combine our favourite spread with our soft, luxurious waffles to find ourselves in food heaven.

  3. Ice Cream

    Ice cream in cones, in tubs from dedicated parlours or just eaten with a spoon on the couch in pyjamas (possibly our favourite option) brings a little bit of heaven to our days on earth. However, for that little bit of extra decadence we advise an Ice Cream Sunday (a name we feel is rather misleading as they are perfectly advisable for any day of the week). We like ours with whipped cream, delectable sauces and lashings of peanut butter and chocolate drops.

    1. Toast

    A classic, but none the less our final favourite has to be peanut butter on toast. Spread thickly on a bagel it has to be the most perfect way to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning. They are those rebels who favour jam and we have even met those who add chocolate spread. However, we are genuinely not sure if there is anything better than warm toast with peanut butter, except maybe off a spoon. Maybe…

Posted by Lawrence Breindel on 01 March, 2016
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