Peanut Recipes

Breakfast

Peanut Scones with Whipped Cranberry Butter

These rich, deeply satisfying scones have a sweet and nutty flavor—and about one-third the calories and saturated fat of a standard scone, thanks to peanut flour and buttermilk. Peanut flour is available for purchase online at The American Peanut Shellers Association....

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

Our favorite sandwich transforms into our new favorite breakfast! Peanut flour is available for purchase online at The American Peanut Shellers Association. SERVES 8 (3 pancakes per serving) 1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour 1/4  cup light peanut flour (28%) 1/4  cup...

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Peanut Butter and Strawberry Quesadillas

These quesadillas are healthful enough to serve as lunch—and luscious enough to eat for dessert! 2  (8-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas 4  tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1/8  teaspoon ground cinnamon 1  cup strawberries, hulled and sliced Instructions: Place a...

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Lunch

Peanut Cobb Salad

Beloved Cobb salad is made even better in this healthier version. Feel free to use leftover cooked pork tenderloin, shrimp, or lean beef in place of the chicken. SERVES 4 4  slices center cut bacon 10  ounces (about 2 cups) cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut...

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Tomatoes Stuffed with Peanut Quinoa

This protein-packed meatless entrée is perfect (and impressive looking!) for a lunch or on a buffet. The salad is also terrific in hollowed out cucumber or zucchini, served on lettuce leaves, or served on it’s own in a bowl. SERVES 4 3/4  cup tri-color quinoa, rinsed...

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Dinner

Thai Chicken and Peanut Lettuce Cups

Diners can roll the savory filling up in lettuce leaves, Thai style, or simply eat with a knife and fork. SERVES 4 2  ounces rice stick noodles 1  tablespoon peanut oil 1  tablespoon minced ginger 2  garlic cloves, minced 1  pound lean ground chicken 1  medium red...

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Healthy Oven Fried Chicken with Peanut Flour

he crunchy, crisp and golden skin on this chicken belies the fact that it is not deep fried. In fact, this far healthier oven “fried” chicken is quite low in fat—but is chockfull of wonderful fried chicken flavor. Peanut flour is available for purchase online at The...

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Squash-Peanut Coconut Curry

This sweet, spicy and savory dish makes a delicious meal served over rice. Other winter squash may be substituted—try it with creamy kabocha or hubbard. SERVES 4 1  cup light coconut milk 1  tablespoon cornstarch 1  tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons peanut oil, divided 1...

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Baked Goods & Desserts

Peanutella Crepes

Inspired by the Nutella crepes sold on the streets of Paris, this decadent-tasting dessert packs a healthful nutritional punch. Peanut flour is available for purchase online at The American Peanut Shellers Association. SERVES 8 (2 crepes per serving) 1/3  cup creamy...

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Peach Berry Crisp with Oatmeal-Peanut Topping

Can a dessert this sinfully delicious really have under 250 calories—and actually be good for you? Absolutely, when you make the crisp topping with nutty, nutrient- packed peanut flour and chopped peanuts! Peanut flour is available for purchase online at The American...

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Pumpkin Mousse with Peanut Praline Topping

Don’t think of this luscious low calorie dessert just in the fall—canned pumpkin is available year round. Be sure to buy canned pumpkin puree, and not the pumpkin pie filling. SERVES 6 Praline 1/4  cup sugar 1 1/2  ounces lightly salted dry roasted peanuts scant 1/8...

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Snacks

Peanut Granola

We all love granola sprinkled on yogurt, ice cream and fruit, but it also turns a simple green salad into a special dish. Make a big batch and keep it in a covered container in the pantry—or use it to fill mason jars for a lovely hostess gift.   Serves 18 (1/3 cup) 4...

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Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

The smoky, sweet and slightly spicy flavors in these nuts make them a perfect afternoon pick-me-up peanut snack. They’ll keep in a cool, dry pantry for 1-2 weeks—or make an extra batch to freeze and serve at your next party. Serves 16 1  pound unsalted dry roasted...

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Peach Peanut Salsa

Serve this protein packed, low-calorie snack with baked tortilla chips or cut up veggies. Or, use the salsa to turn simple grilled chicken or fish into a robustly flavorful meal. 6 portions 1  pound ripe firm peaches, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch dice 2  medium plum...

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Dips & Sauces

Carolina Peanut Butter Barbecue Sauce

Your family will love this tangy sauce with a peanut protein kick! Try it on everything! Adapted from:  Paula Deen Vegetarian Gluten Free  1 1/2   cups apple cider vinegar   1-2  tablespoons Worcestershire sauce  1-2  tablespoons peanut butter  1  teaspoon salt  1...

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Schezuan Peanut Sauce for Noodles

Customize egg noodles and vegetables with this flavorful sauce. It’ll keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Vegetarian Dairy-Free Makes 3 cups  2  cups peanut oil  1  heaping cup raw, shelled peanuts  1/2   cup freshly made tea, warm  5  garlic cloves  1  tablespoon...

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Peanut Dukkah

To enjoy this delicious dry sauce, dip a piece of bread into olive oil and then into the dukkah. You can also use as a seasoning for roasted vegetables or as a crust on roasted meats like lamb. Adapted from Claudia Rodin Vegetarian Gluten Free Dairy-Free Makes 4 cups...

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Sides

Gujarati Cucumber and Peanut Salad

You’ll love this unique, tangy, crunchy side salad perfect for warm summer days. Source:  Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East Vegetarian Cooking © 1997 Madhur Jaffrey (Knopf) Vegetarian Gluten Free Dairy -Free 8 side portions 2 cups peanuts 3 cucumbers (small, pickling...

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Molasses Glaze

Adapted from: The Thrill of the Grill © 1990 by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby Serve this easy side year round! Put the sweet potato slices on skewers and grill for even more fun! Vegetarian 4 portions 2 sweet potatoes, medium 1 small cinnamon stick Juice of...

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Cauliflower “Steaks” with Peanuts, Bacon and Capers

Versatile cauliflower is in these days! Make this tasty dish your own! Use 1/2 cup sautéed mushrooms for the bacon if you’d like to try it vegetarian. Gluten Free Dairy -Free 4 portions 1 tight head cauliflower 5 slices bacon, 1/4“ thick, cut into 1/4” dice 1/2 cup...

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Turkey Frying

Savory Southern Fried Turkey

1 20lb turkey 1 cup sea salt 5 shallots (shaved) 5 garlic cloves (crushed) 1 bunch sage (chopped) ½ bunch thyme 2 each bay leaf 3 tablespoons black peppercorns Instructions: Heat the chicken broth to a boil with all the ingredients to infuse Remove from the heat and...

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Heavenly and Healthy Deep-Fried Turkey

Are you ready for the most deliciously tender and juicy turkey you have ever tasted? Deep-fried turkey is one of the South’s best-kept culinary secrets and authentic turkey frying starts with 100% peanut oil. Read on for recipes and how-to and safety tips on...

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Paula Deen’s Deep-Fried Turkey

Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients: 1 (10-pound) turkey 2 tablespoons House seasoning, recipe follows 2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub 3 to 5 gallons peanut oil House Seasoning: 1 cup salt 1/4 cup black pepper 1/4 cup garlic powder Instructions: Wash bird inside and out,...

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