Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter has been my favorite for years!
I never have liked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I also wasn’t excited about peanut butter and honey, which was my mom’s version of the famous American sandwich for kids. In those days no one had ever heard of “natural” peanut butter, and with ten kids to feed my mom bought the “in store” brand that was loaded with sugar. In 2004 when I went on the South Beach Diet, I cleaned out my cupboards and gave away foods with white flour, sugar, or other processed carbs, and I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I ever bought a natural type of peanut butter without added sugar. Maybe it’s because I’d never been a big consumer of high-sugar peanut butters, but I loved this Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter from the first time I tried it. Now the chunky and smooth varieties are something I always have in my fridge.
I’m partial to chunky, and that’s the type I’ll choose for filling celery or for making cookies. But I always have a jar of smooth peanut butter on hand too, now that I’ve discovered how it can be used in soups. stews, and sauces. You can see in the photo above that this type of peanut butter has oil that’s separated from the peanut butter when you buy it. If you turn it upside down in the pantry, a lot of that oil will mix back in. (Sometimes if I have a couple of jars on hand, I turn them over every time I think of it, until the oil is mostly incorporated.) You can also pour off some of the oil if you want a lighter peanut butter, but keep some to prevent the peanut butter from being too dry.
When I started searching for this post, I was really very surprised to discover how many recipes I had using peanut butter as an ingredient. Here are some of my favorite recipes using peanut butter. If you have a good recipe idea that uses peanut butter, please let us know about it in the comments!
I purchased this peanut butter myself and the company has no idea that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I no longer accept sample products of any kind. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen under the tab Kalyn’s Picks below the blog header.