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RECIPES: Peanut Butter Lover's Month

Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy Waldeck shares peanut butter-inspired recipes for any occasion!

Taste and Savor's healthy chef Nancy Waldeck shares yummy peanut butter-inspired recipes on 'Atlanta & Company.'

Straight from Chef Nancy:

Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Mole Tacos

  • 3 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Red Onion, chopped
  • 1Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TB Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  •  4 Grated Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper with 2 TBs Adobe Sauce (from can)
  • 1 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • ¼  Cup Smooth Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, Shredded
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Chopped Peanuts for Garnish

Your choice for filling your Taco: Prepared Salsa, Cheese, Freshly Chopped Cilantro, Avocado Slices, Shredded Napa Cabbage, Jalapenos etc.

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Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Mole Tacos

Step One

Add the olive oil to a sauté pan and cook the onion over medium heat with the chili powder, smoked paprika, cinnamon and cocoa powder, stirring occasionally until soft about 5 – 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook and stir until fragrant. Add in the pepper and adobe sauce, the raisins, the tomatoes, peanut butter and broth. Bring to a bowl and turn to down to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes.

Step Two

Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Place in a blender and puree until smooth. Add back to the pan and add the chicken. Cook until chicken is warm, garnish with peanuts. Serve with corn tortillas and garnishes.

Fast and Yummy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cake

This super cake is so moist and rich that you’ll want to make more than one recipe, so you can freeze some for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  • 3 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 ½ Cups Raw Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 4 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Avocado or Grapeseed Oil
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 2/3 Cup Natural Smooth Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cake

Step One

Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. In another bowl, stir together the pumpkin, eggs, whites, oil, water and peanut butter. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, until just incorporated.

Step Two

Pour into two greased and parchment paper lined 9 x 5 loaf pans. Bake for 60 – 70 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the pans comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy Waldeck shares peanut butter-inspired recipes for any occasion!

What wine to serve up?

I’ve got a deep dark red blend that’s full of the flavors of warm baking spices and chocolate – perfect to serve with anything from tacos to cake. This is a California red blend that's made from the classic combo of grapes packed with deep berry and vanilla flavors!

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