PBnJ: The Right Way to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

PBnJ: The Right Way to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Patently simple, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a timeless classic. It’s incredibly simple to throw together even amidst the busiest of schedules, and its nutty goodness delights crowds of all ages. Yet, as we all begin to take a closer look at our health, a quick bite of a PB&J might begin to feel like a guilty pleasure. Luckily, a couple simple swaps is all it takes to upgrade this favorite and turn it into a healthy treat.

Healthy Doesn’t Have to Mean Hard

Many times, “healthy” versions of food get a bad reputation. They might be extremely difficult to make, extra time-consuming in the kitchen, or just require ingredients that are hard to find–and might not taste too good. At Betsy’s Best, we believe that good-for-you should taste good too, which is why this gourmet PB&J recipe has all the elements you’re looking for.

Cutting down on processed, unnatural, and unnecessary ingredients is at the top of Betsy’s priority list whenever she’s working on a recipe. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find products that truly succeed at this. You’ll often find that they sneak in low-quality ingredients or the end result simply doesn’t take good.

Most agree that “diet” products and other so-called healthy foods aren’t as good for you as they claim to be. Of course, with millions of people trying to eat healthier, finding good alternatives is a must. When it comes to butters, Betsy’s Best is proud to be a name you can trust.

The Gourmet PB&J from Betsy’s Best

This recipe from Betsy’s Best turns a classic treat into a truly gourmet experience. With all the simplicity and taste you love, this new and improved version of the PB&J will prove just as yummy without the guilt. Plus, one swap to Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter allows you to make a nut-free version!

It’s healthy thanks to its use of Betsy’s Best nut or seed butter as the main ingredient. Paired with your jam of choice, this sandwich features cacao nibs and sliced strawberries for that extra yum factor. Plus, a tablespoon of granola makes it nice and crunchy!

Spread onto the bread of your choosing and you’ve got a sandwich that’s just as easy and enjoyable as the original. Of course, if you compare the nutrition facts, this version will surely come out on top. The use of Betsy’s Best butter on its own will help you reduce the unnecessary sugar content while making for a less-processed, more natural end result. Give it a try for yourself and you’ll see that even your pickiest eaters are bound to love it.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoon Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granola

Directions

  1. Make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter on one slice and jam on the other.
  2. Add sliced strawberries on top of the peanut butter
  3. Slice and sprinkle cacao and granola on the jam.
  4. Place together like a sandwich.
  5. Enjoy!

Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

It is a great thing that more and more people are beginning to question the healthiness of the foods we eat. Peanut butter is one of them. Many brands process peanut butter with added sugar and other unnecessary ingredients that make it less healthy and enjoyable for everyone. That’s why Betsy decided to make her own Gourmet Peanut Butter.

The Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter available today wasn’t discovered on the first try. Betsy spent a lot of time in her own kitchen testing out multiple recipes with the help of her extra-picky daughter. It wasn’t until she gave her own smile of approval that Betsy moved forward in launching this delicious, truly gourmet, and guilt-free peanut butter.

As a registered dietitian, Betsy knows what it takes to make a product that pleases the health-conscious without disappointing anyone’s taste buds. When you buy Betsy’s Best, you know that you’re getting a gourmet treat that’s naturally low in sugar. When that extra bit of sweetness is needed, Betsy uses a blend of natural sweeteners, like organic honey, organic stevia leaf extract, and Demerara sugar.

Like all of Betsy’s butters, this peanut butter features a delightful texture along with a short list of wholesome ingredients. Plus, chia seeds give this peanut butter a great consistency while also adding an extra boost of protein and fiber. If you’re not familiar with chia seeds yet, they come with countless benefits, delivering lots of vitamins and antioxidants (and very few calories). So, to answer the question, this peanut butter is great for you!

More Tasty, Healthy Twists from Betsy’s Best

Peanut butter and jelly work so great together, and there are many ways to pair them beyond sandwiches. Betsy has personally tested countless recipes that feature this delicious pairing, all while being health-conscious and enjoyable even for the pickiest eaters. Check out all of her gourmet PB&J recipes here, like the Pina Colada Sandwich!

As a mom, Betsy knows that everyone is looking for relief from their busy schedules. But, she also believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality or taste. Eating healthy should never be a compromise, and that’s why she created Betsy’s Best butters. These are the same gourmet butters that her family enjoys, and she hopes you love them, too!

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Peanut Butter Pie: a Creative Recipe

Peanut Butter Pie: a Creative Recipe

If you like peanut butter pie, then you’re going to love our Betsy’s Best peanut butter pie recipe. Sure, it’s still peanut butter pie but elevated to be the most nutrageous pie bursting with flavor and peanutty goodness.

Here is why you’ll soon call it your favorite pie recipe ever.

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What Makes Betsy’s Best the Best for Pies?

There are many words we can think of when describing our nut butters. Yet, the one we hear time and again from fans is craveable.

Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter is that secret ingredient that makes all of your favorite recipes taste better. This versatile butter features healthy and tasty ingredients like chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, demerara sugar, and organic honey.

Now, imagine all that yummy goodness in a peanut butter pie. Why just scooping it out of the jar and spreading it in the recipe is a moment to be savored. The texture, the creaminess, the decadent, natural craftsmanship of the peanut butter is pure heaven.

And by the way, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter’s uses are for more than just thickness and nutritional value. It truly is tastier than any other brand on the market.

Of course, in this instance, we’re already talking about peanut butter pie. But why use just any peanut butter? Why not enhance your recipes with flavors that make your taste buds sing?

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What Makes Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter So Delicious?

While you’ll love the peanut butter pie, this peanut butter is delicious right off of the spoon. Betsy’s Best nut and seed butters have a blend of distinctive, functional ingredients that provide a delicious and unique flavor profile. In fact, you may have a hard time not savoring the peanut butter while you’re cooking. Go ahead, it’s packed full of healthy, but tasty ingredients.

Commercial peanut butters come with things like refined sugars such as corn syrup – but who needs that? Peanut butter is such a natural and delicious product, there is no reason to make it less healthy. And don’t think for one minute it takes processed ingredients to make something taste good. With only 3 grams of sugar from unrefined sweeteners like Demerara sugar, organic honey and organic stevia leaf extract Betsy’s Best has a tantalizing, healthy sweetness. Even better, this sweetness is enough to carry the sweetness of a peanut butter pie! That’s right, this recipe requires no extra added sugar.

With Betsy’s Best, you only get all-natural, non-GMO and gluten-free choices. And with no chemicals or preservatives. That’s right, not one single added ingredient that doesn’t come from Mother Nature. And that not only tastes better but it makes you feel better about what you’re eating.

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So, About This Peanut Butter Pie

Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie recipe is unlike the rest. The pie filling has bananas and yogurt that are smooth and creamy. With the addition of vanilla, peanuts, coconut oil, and Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter – you have a combination unparalleled.

You easily taste the difference between what you’ve known and what will now be the only peanut butter pie for you.

Not only does the recipe use a cup of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, but the garnishment is Betsy’s own recipe for peanut butter cups. It’s seriously the combination of two mouthwatering peanut butter ingredients amplified to work together for the more delicious peanut butter pie ever.

Filled in a graham cracker crust and topped with a cream cheese topping, it’s hard not to bake one right now just thinking about it.

This is a pie you’ll want to take to office potluck just to show off. Or to your family’s holiday dinner to showcase your talent at desserts. You’ll make it for your family as a healthy and flavorsome treat. No matter where you showcase Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie, it’s memorable. This is a pie that is love at first taste.peanut butter pie recipe

Another Thing…

One thing we have to mention is that this peanut butter pie is healthier than the others. Most use ingredients like confectioner’s sugar, whipped topping, and even sweetened condensed milk.

Instead of those empty calories, Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie has the aforementioned bananas and yogurt.

You’re not only getting a peanut butter pie that tastes out of this world, you’re getting a peanut butter pie that is better for you. And that is all without losing one iota of flavor. Instead, the flavor profile is raised. Honestly, your taste buds will be popping with joy!

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About Betsy’s Best Nut Butters

Betsy’s Best creates nut butters perfect for a healthy, active lifestyle. The natural ingredients are blended into a unique flavor that is never boring. So whether you’re looking for a healthier lifestyle, you want something that tastes different from the rest, or you simply love what nature has to offer – Betsy’s Best is your best choice.

The CEO and founder of Betsy’s Best is Betsy Opyt, a Registered Dietician and certified personal trainer. She knows what’s good for you but just as important – she knows what tastes good. She only picks flavors that are complementary and delectable. You’ll find that in all her seed and nut butter products.

Let’s Break It Down

  • The flavor is enhanced with ingredients like chia seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, organic honey, and Himalayan pink salt
  • You’ll want to eat it right off the spoon – and you should
  • Your kids will love it
  • This pie recipe is show-off-able
  • Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter is all-natural, non-GMO peanut butter
  • Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie is healthier than other peanut butter pies
  • It’s like Mother Nature made it herself
  • Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie has peanut butter cups for extra goodness
  • In addition to this pie, use Betsy’s Best for added flavor to all your peanut butter recipes
  • The flavors are craveable and delicious
  • Betsy’s Best guarantees your satisfaction and will refund the cost of your peanut butter if you are not completely happy.

 

Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Crust

2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 18 sheets)

3 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Filling

3 bananas

2 T vanilla yogurt or dairy free coconut yogurt

1 cup Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup peanuts

Cream Cheese Topping

1-8oz pkg cream cheese or dairy free cream cheese softened

1 c whipped topping or dairy free coconut whipped topping

6 drops of liquid stevia or 1 pkg of stevia (optional) or 1/4 c powdered sugar

*Betsy’s Best Peanut butter cups, chopped as garnish

 

In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until they are crumbs.  Transfer to a bowl. Meanwhile, combine coconut oil and Betsy’s Best and stir to combine.  Mix with graham crackers until incorporated and press into a pie plate. Place in the refrigerator to set while making the filling.

In a blender or food processor add all of the filling ingredients except for the peanuts and blend until smooth and creamy. Remove pie crust from the fridge and place filling ingredients in the crust and sprinkle peanuts on top.  Place back in the fridge to set while making the topping.

Clean out the blender and next ad all of the topping ingredients and blend until smooth.  Remove pie from the fridge and place topping on top. Garnish with additional nuts or *Betsy’s Best peanut butter cups.

*Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

3/4 c dark chocolate chips

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 c Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter

Prep a mini muffin tin with paper cups. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or in a pot on the stove at a low temp.  Stir constantly and be careful not to burn. Once the chocolate has melted place a small amount (1 tsp) in the bottom of the muffin cup. Allow to cool or place in the freezer for a couple of minutes.  Top the chocolate with 1 tsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter then add 1 tsp chocolate on top. Place back in the freezer to cool for another couple of minutes. Pop them out of the muffin paper cups and enjoy!

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Finding the Best Peanut Butter

Finding the Best Peanut Butter

Nearly every American is familiar with the sweet, salty taste of peanut butter; in fact, it’s found in 94 percent of American households. Peanut butter is a staple in family pantries for many good reasons: It’s made with protein-packed peanuts, and it’s economical, versatile and tastes great.

If you developed your peanut butter habit many years ago, you’ve probably settled on a favorite brand. But did you know that new peanut butters have been sneaking onto the market in the last few years, some with decidedly sophisticated flavors?

Peanut Butter Evolution

Following the all-natural food trend, many peanut butters that contain nothing but peanuts, or peanuts and a bit of salt, became available in grocery stores. Of course, this style of peanut butter is not new; in fact, its origins date back to the Aztecs and Incas.

These one- and two-ingredient peanut butters touted their healthier contents — no added sugar or emulsifiers — and many customers loved them. They did, however, suffer from a drawback that many consumers had trouble adjusting to: They had no sweetness.

So other peanut butter innovators tackled the conundrum — how to make peanut butter slightly sweet, highly spreadable and still all-natural and healthy. These new peanut butters are some of the best you’ll ever taste.

What Makes a Peanut Butter Great

These peanut butters are not made with humdrum ingredients chosen to make the most profit for their makers. They’re made with ingredients of exceptional quality, carefully chosen for the combination of flavors they provide and to deliver the best nutritional value. It’s time to compare your go-to peanut butter against the best of these new brands. Look for these factors when comparing peanut butters.

Ingredients and Nutrition

Look at the label on the jar and read the list of ingredients. A great peanut butter doesn’t contain additives and preservatives you can’t pronounce, nor should it have high fructose sugars. The less added salt and sugar, the better.

The source of the ingredients is also important. Are they all-natural? Non-GMO? Gluten-free?

Appearance and Consistency

Spreadability is one quality of more natural peanut butters that many customers accustomed to standard brands have difficulty with. In some products, the natural oils separate and rise to the top, but the fix is simple. Just stir the oil back in and refrigerate, and it won’t separate again.

Crunchy vs. smooth: Peanut butter lovers fall into one of two types: Those who love creamy and those who crave crunchy. Luckily, this difference doesn’t affect a peanut butter’s quality.

Taste

The flavor of a great peanut butter is a balance of peanuts, saltiness and sweetness.

Saltiness: Some people find peanut butter without salt to be a little bland, but too much can also overwhelm the peanut flavor. Keep an eye out for the type of salt being used in the nut butter. Not all salts are created equal. For example, Himalayan pink salt is unrefined, crunchy and loaded with micronutrients and flavor!

Sweetness: Just as some people missed the salt in unsalted peanut butter, others found they missed sweetness in unsweetened peanut butter. Just remember what we mentioned in the nutrition section above, and avoid high fructose sugars or sugar levels above 4 grams per serving, especially if they aren’t all natural sugars or sweeteners. Examples of healthy natural sweeteners include organic honey, Demerara sugar, and organic stevia leaf extract.

Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

One new brand is Betsy’s Best. This peanut butter genuinely lives up to its “gourmet” name. Not only does it contain ingredients of the highest quality, Betsy has added some unique flavors that truly individualize this peanut butter.

Betsy Opyt is a registered dietitian and personal trainer, and she started on her journey to peanut butter perfection when she decided to make her own for her daughter. What does Betsy’s Best Gourmet peanut butter have that makes it special?

  • Ingredients and Nutrition: All ingredients are of the highest quality, natural, non-GMO and gluten-free. The roasted peanuts are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, as well as protein, vitamins and minerals. The chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, antioxidants and fiber, and the sunflower oil is a healthy polyunsaturated fat.
  • Appearance and Consistency: Sunflower oil helps keep the consistency smooth and spreadable, and chia seeds add a bit of crunch along with a lot of superfood punch.
  • Taste: Pink Himalayan salt creates the slightly salty flavor, and it contributes minerals lacking in table salt. Cinnamon, organic honey and demerara sugar add a hint of sweetness — the cinnamon Betsy uses is Korintji, which has a rich flavor and robust nutrients.

If you haven’t tasted Betsy’s Best, you probably haven’t discovered what you will call the Best Peanut Butter Ever. People love it so much that 83 percent of reviews on Amazon are five-star. This is just one customer’s comment,

“I am very impressed with the taste and texture of this all-natural peanut butter. The peanut flavor really comes through while the pink salt, honey, and cinnamon offer a complex and gourmet taste. It also has chia seeds which provides a nice crunch. I love making and eating a gourmet PB&J sandwich that features Betsy’s Best on whole wheat toast, with a red pepper jelly, and dry baked bacon. Trust me and give this sandwich a try. Don’t substitute the Betsy’s Best with another peanut butter, because it won’t be as good if you do. Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter truly is gourmet and worth the purchase.”

Read more peanut butter reviews on Amazon.

Betsy’s aim is to make products with “functional food ingredients that will nourish the body, [and] flavors that will fascinate the taste buds and foster a feeling of connection with food that is good for you.” Her gourmet peanut butter certainly meets her high standards and is sure to become your new favorite.

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Why You Should Start Your Morning With Natural, Non-GMO Peanut Butter

Why You Should Start Your Morning With Natural, Non-GMO Peanut Butter

Peanuts have long been an American favorite and have evolved to take on many different forms throughout the years. Back in the day, in-shell peanuts were even more common than sunflower seeds on the baseball fields, and now, people are adding scoops of peanut butter to their protein smoothies, pancakes, and just about any other kind of food you can imagine. With these nutritional drinks and dishes being so delicious on their own, it seems the only way to improve them is to use natural, non-GMO peanut butter ― and to consume them in the morning.

If you are a peanut butter lover, you’ve come to the right place because not only is Betsy’s Best peanut butter the best natural peanut butter product on the market, but it is also an amazing way to kick-start your morning. Here are a few reasons why you should start integrating wholesome peanut butter into your breakfast routine!

It’s Packed With Protein And Essential Nutrients

Wholesome peanut butter is known for its ability to fill you up with just a few bites, giving you the protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins you need to start your day on the right foot. Not only does natural peanut butter make you feel full, but it is the kind of full that makes you feel good and lasts for hours. While this is true of many natural nut butters, organic, GMO-free peanut butter is one of the most hearty ingredients you can consume, providing you with the right kind of sustenance and energy your body needs in the morning. Unlike some other sources of protein, all-natural peanut butter will fill you up without leaving you bloated, cramping, or sick to your stomach.

It’s Versatile And Mobile

As previously mentioned, there are many different ways to eat peanut butter in the morning, and they all provide you with the same protein and nutrients you need in the morning. If you find yourself in a time crunch before leaving for work, pop a piece of bread in the toaster and add a layer of natural, gourmet peanut butter to it on your way out the door. Or, if you like to drink your protein, add a scoop of wholesome peanut butter to your morning shake mix or smoothie, blend it up, and bring it with you.

No matter how you incorporate it into your breakfast, a few scoops of all-natural peanut butter will fill you up and give you the energy you need to start your day out right. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no excuse to skip breakfast if you have natural peanut butter on hand and know how to make use of its versatility and mobility. Say goodbye to mid-morning hunger pains and say hello to a deliciously healthy breakfast staple!

Try Betsy’s Best Natural Gourmet Peanut Butter

Some might say I’m biased, but I’ll be the first to say that my natural, non-GMO peanut butter is to die for. Not only is it incredibly filling and full of wholesome ingredients like raw peanuts, chia seeds, organic honey, and cinnamon, but it also tastes incredible by itself and when incorporated with other healthy foods. I hope this blog post motivates you to prioritize breakfast and make it as hearty as possible by adding wholesome peanut butter. Add Betsy’s Best cinnamon peanut butter to your breakfast today!

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How To Make Peanut Butter Sauce For Ice Cream

How To Make Peanut Butter Sauce For Ice Cream

Learning how to make peanut butter sauce for ice cream is super easy and a great idea.  Big brands are loaded with preservatives, artificial flavoring and way to much sugar. This PB drizzle takes any scoop of ice cream to the next level.  It drizzles and cools into a crisp for a crunchy topping that resembles a Dairy Queen dipped cone.  It is DELISH and only has 3g of all-natural, non-GMO sugar!!! No corn syrup here!

So, if you’re a peanut butter lover trying to beat the summer heat and looking for something unique, Betsy’s super simple and healthy peanut butter sauce is for you!

Betsy’s Best Homemade Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter with Cinnamon

2 T Coconut Oil

Here are the directions for how to make peanut butter sauce for ice cream:

In a pot heat the Betsy’s Best and coconut oil until oil melts and you can easily incorporate the butter and oil together.  Remove and allow to cool to room temp.  Or place both in a microwave safe bowl and cook 30 seconds.  Stir and if still lumpy cook another 10-15 seconds until the two blend together.  Allow to cool at room temp.  If you have leftover topping place in the fridge and reheat the same way as instructed above.

Please let us know if you loved Betsy’s peanut butter ice cream sauce?  What ice cream did you top it with?  Was it #LoveAtFirstTaste?

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6 Foods That Go Great With Natural Peanut Butter

6 Foods That Go Great With Natural Peanut Butter

In my last blog post, I outlined some of the main reasons why switching to all-natural peanut butter is worth it. Aside from being much healthier than regular peanut butter, it tastes just as good, if not better, and goes great with a variety of different foods. Here are some of my favorite pairings for you to try!

Fruit

Fruit is one of the main kinds of food people pair with peanut butter ― especially apples. Fresh, organic apples sliced up and dipped in Betsy’s Best gourmet peanut butter is one of my favorite after-work snacks, as it provides me with the energy and nutrients I need to take on the next part of my day. Try it with honeycrisp apples, organic bananas, or mangoes!

Oatmeal

If you love oatmeal, you’ll love oatmeal with all-natural, non-GMO peanut butter. I like to add a spoonful to my morning oatmeal, which goes well with raisins, cinnamon, and just about any kind of fresh fruit. There isn’t a tastier way to add a thick, creamy texture to this healthy breakfast dish.

Pretzels

Dipping pretzels can either be healthy or guilty, so skip the cheese dip and choose gourmet peanut butter instead! I love the delicious sweet-salty combination of these two healthy snacks, especially when I have a craving for junk food.

 

 

Toast

Everyone loves peanut butter toast, right? Take your on-the-go breakfast to the next level with Betsy’s Best gourmet peanut butter, which is chock-full of the essential nutrients to kick-start your day. This healthy meal will not only hold you over until your lunch break at work, but will also provide you with the energy you need to get your brain working early in the morning.

Smoothies

Many of us struggle to make our smoothies the right consistency, whether that means adding bananas, yogurt, or peanut butter. Add thickness and essential nutrients to your morning or mid-afternoon smoothie with Betsy’s Best non-GMO peanut butter, which will give you a naturally-sweet nutty cinnamon taste.

Stir Fry

At first, this combination might seem weird. But for those who love the sweet taste peanuts add to their favorite Asian dish, my all-natural peanut butter adds a delicious, guilt-free touch to any stir fry sauce. Try it with lean meats and hearty veggies like sweet peppers, broccoli, carrots, and snow peas ― trust me, you won’t regret it!

I hope you enjoy these recipes made with Betsy’s Best cinnamon peanut butter. Let me know what you think of them, and don’t hesitate to share your own peanut butter creations with me!

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