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Peanut-powered protein

Flavor-filled family meals
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sitting down for a homemade meal may feel harder to come by these days, but recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. 

From morning to night, these breakfast, dinner and side recipes from the Georgia Peanut Commission provide power-packed solutions loaded with protein to help your family take on a full schedule while coming together for memorable meals and moments. 

Find more recipe ideas for meals at the Georgia Peanut Commission's website.

Peanut Power Bowl

Recipe courtesy of Parker Wallace of Parker’s Plate on behalf of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Prep time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

Peanut Dressing:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4  cup full-fat coconut milk, plus additional, if desired 
  • Lime juice


  • 1 cup cooked farro or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup spiralized zucchini or butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup mandarin pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Green onions, for garnish

1. To make Peanut Dressing: In bowl, whisk peanut butter, coconut milk and lime juice until smooth. Add coconut milk, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency.

2. To make bowl: Layer farro or quinoa then top with cabbage, carrots, avocado, zucchini or squash, pomegranate arils, mandarin pieces, peanuts and Peanut Dressing. Garnish with cilantro and green onions.

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Parker Wallace of Parker’s Plate on behalf of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Peanut Sauce: 

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 lime, juice only
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, pressed or grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons warm water, plus additional

Lettuce Wraps:

  • 2 heads Boston or butter lettuce
  • 1 pound cooked chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, shredded and grated
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
  • Sliced limes, for garnish

1. To make Peanut Sauce: In small saucepan over low heat, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic sauce, lime juice, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, milk and water. Add more water for thinner sauce, if desired.

2. To make Lettuce Wraps: Fill lettuce leaves with chicken and Peanut Sauce; top with bell pepper, onion, carrots, cucumber, basil and mint. Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top and garnish with lime slices.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce

Recipe courtesy of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 35-40 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 4 cups cubed brioche or challah bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 1/3 cup crushed peanuts
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Butter four 4-ounce ramekins. 

2. In bowl, mix 1/3 cup peanut butter, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Toss bread cubes in mixture until thoroughly coated. Divide evenly among prepared dishes. Bake until custard is set in middle and tops are golden, about 35-40 minutes. If tops of bread brown too quickly, cover ramekins loosely with aluminum foil. 

3. In small saucepan over low heat, combine remaining peanut butter and maple syrup until thoroughly warmed.

4. To serve, drizzle ramekins with maple-peanut sauce and garnish with chopped peanuts and powdered sugar. 

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