November is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

November is Peanut Butter Lover's Month

If you love peanut butter, November is your month to indulge! Southeastern U.S. peanut farmers started Peanut Butter Lover’s Day back in 1990 and since then the popularity of this delicious spreadable has resulted in a celebration that spans the entire month.

Can you believe that Americans will consume 65 million pounds of peanut butter in November? It’s not so hard to believe given that the delightful spread can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. And who doesn’t love sneaking a spoonful of yummy peanut butter every now and then?

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Did you know that peanuts are not actually a nut, but a legume? Legumes, such as peas and lentils, grow in pods that have two halves. They’re are a healthy part of any diet since they’re high in fiber and are terrific sources of protein and anti-nutrients.

Peanuts have been grown for over 7,000 years, so it’s a safe bet that our ancestors ate plenty of peanuts and by extension peanut butter. But the popularity of peanut butter spread (get it?) when a chemist applied for the first peanut butter patent in 1884.

Do you prefer crunchy peanut butter, with crispy pieces suspended throughout the jar, or do you like a more even, smooth-able peanut butter? Whichever type you have in your pantry, November is an excellent month to try out some new recipes with this tasty ingredient.

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Sure, you could always settle for the plain old PB&J sandwich, but how about making some tasty peanut butter cookies to share with your friends and family? With the holidays just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to whip up a big batch for gift giving.

But, if you’re not into baking, you can still spread the love by donating jars of peanut butter to your local food bank or shelter!

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20 Comments
  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    This is the month for me! I love everything with peanut butter in it from cookies to celery. Best month ever!

  2. Jen Rattie says

    I had no idea there was a peanut butter month! That is fully awesome. I could eat an entire jar of peanut butter in one sitting if I let myself.

  3. Debra says

    I had no idea! I love peanut butter – whether its on a PB&J sandwich or drizzled over ice cream even just a spoonful with a glass of milk it’s jut delicious.

  4. Catherine Sargent says

    I love peanut butter and my favorite combo is peanut butter and chocolate. I would love to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake.

  5. Melissa says

    As a vegetarian I literally LIVE ON PEANUT BUTTER! I love that you can get protein and get filled up at the same time! Also a big time fan of all the no bake ways to incorporate it into your diet!

  6. Kristi says

    Wow, learned something new, I love peanut butter…and and wow 65 million lbs of it consumed in America during November?

  7. Pam says

    I had no idea that it was peanut butter lovers month. Peanut Butter is one of my favorite foods. I eat it on everything. Well, not everything.

  8. Amanda Love says

    The kids and I are huge fans of peanut butter! I honestly didn’t know that november was a month dedicated to peanut butter lovers! That’s so adorable. Thanks for all these fun facts about peanut butter, I had a fun time reading them!

  9. Meagan says

    I love peanut butter. I don’t know what I would do in a world without peanut butter banana sandwiches.

  10. Jocelyn Cañasa Brown says

    Yum! I love me some Peanut Butter. Who knew it got a whole month to be celebrated! One of my favorite ingredients to cook with!

  11. Theresa says

    Every month is peanut butter month in this house. We definitely do our part in consuming some of that 65 million annual pounds eaten annually.

  12. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Oh I love peanut butter! What a fun month!

  13. Toni | BoulderLocavore.com says

    Wow!! I didn’t know that there’s a month for peanut butter lovers! But this only means one thing, more peanut butter recipes in the house this month! 😀

  14. Tonia says

    Peanut butter is my husband’s favorite. He will put it on any and everything.

  15. Jeanine says

    What!? What a fantastic month this is! I had no idea. but I am a huge peanut butter lover! So delicious!

  16. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says

    I LOVE natural peanut butter and probably eat a spoonful every day. I put it in my oatmeal, in my smoothies and when I have a cup of ice cream sometimes I add it to that.

  17. Kiwi says

    I had no idea it was national peanut butter lover month! Wow this is interesting I definitely dont mind donating!

  18. rosey says

    I did know it was peanut butter month. My favorite food to celebrate. 🙂

  19. Christina Aliperti says

    I had no idea! What a great thing to celebrate, I love peanut butter so it’s perfect. Now I have an excuse to eat more lol.

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