50 Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Recipes

50 vegan peanut butter dessert recipes! Includes a roundup of raw, gluten-free, sugar-free, and other healthy treat options!


Have you seen the documentary “Forks Over Knives”?

If you haven’t, go now! Don’t come back until you’ve seen the whole thing- it’s life changing!

That being said.. My version would have been “Spoons Over Knives”.

The reason?
I use 100x more spoons because of how often I’m eating PB straight from the jar 🤐

It might sound like a joke (because I’m naturally hilarious, ya know? 😉), but I’m dead serious.

  • No time for a snack? Spoonful of peanut butter
  • Hungry at midnight? Spoonful of peanut butter
  • Feeling hangry and ready to kill someone? Hold up.. let me get some peanut butter (before I make any rash decisions…)

That being said, I sometimes feel like changing things up and eat peanut butter as an ingredient (rather than a meal). Unite, fellow peanut-butter-holics! No one here will shame you for loving this near-perfect food

I have scrounged the web for the Top 50 Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Recipes.. enough for every week of 2017!

1. Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Berry Chia Jam from The Endless Meal

Rather than a boring PB&J sandwich, mix things up with this vegan peanut butter and jam oatmeal! Kristen kicks the traditional flavors up a notch by incorporating them into this beautiful porridge. Even better, it has 14 grams of plant-based protein!

2. Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies with a Secret Ingredient from Yumsome

I love secret ingredient recipes! You know what that means? Sneaky nutrition! Yayyy! Can you guess what the secret is this time? Hint: it’s not black beans!

 3. Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes {RAW} from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

The author of this recipe wrote that husband couldn’t believe these are good for you! That’s the best compliment a healthy dessert creator can receive! I have to admit, they don’t look that healthy, either! Rest assured, though, these babes are gluten-free, raw, paleo, refined-sugar-free, and (of course) vegan.

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats from V Nutrition

Remember when I was talking about how often I eat spoonfuls of peanut butter? Welp, breakfast is prime-time for that. I don’t have time to process my own grogginess, let alone cook something! V Nutrition has solved the dilemma with these decadent overnight oats. Just soak overnight in the fridge and you have a nutritious, filling breakfast ready in the morning!

5. Banana Cauliflower Muffins from Vie De La Vegan

No, that’s not a typo.. There’s cauliflower in these moist muffin bites! Even better, Kyra sweetened them with stevia to keep it refined-sugar-free. Yippee! Also, I can’t help but comment on those gorgeous little flowers. Oh, how I wish we had beautiful colors like that here in Arizona (😭)

6. Raw Peanut Butter Cup Parfait from Veggies Don’t Bite

I agree with Sophia, raw desserts are awesome! They are usually super easy (no baking, duh!), delicious, and nutritious! This vegan peanut butter cup parfait is no different! She made them with cashews and coconut cream for ultimate silkiness.

7. Vegan Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze from Vegan Richa

Who doesn’t love cake!? Vegan Richa takes peanut butter cake to a whole new level with a luxurious chocolate glaze.. just look at it! Even better, it’s sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup to keep it refined-sugar-free!

8. No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Energy Bites from Veganosity

As a former Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup addict, I relate entirely to the struggle! (The author even looted her kid’s Halloween stash every year for them!). Now that we’re vegan, what are we supposed to do when a craving hits, though? Run back to the processed junk?? NO! We make them ourselves, and do it better than Reese’s ever could!

9. Clean Chocolate Peanut Butter from Vegan in the Freezer

“Clean” and “chocolate” in the same sentence sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well, get over it! Ginny proves it’s possible with this delicious dip/spread. With only 4 ingredients, and sweetened with maple syrup, you don’t have to feel guilty eating it!

10. Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Chocolate from Vegan Heaven

It’s no secret: I love dates! They are nature’s caramel candy bites! Why not take it a step further? Stuff them with peanut butter, coat in chocolate, and reminisce in the snickers-like flavor combination!

11. Chocolate Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Crumbles from Vanillacrunnch

Lara’s not joking when she says banana bread. Look again. That’s a MF’n chocolate banana baked into the bread. This “secretly healthy” banana bread has no dairy, butter, or refined sugar… rejoice!

12. Peanut Butter Banana Fudge Swirl Ice Cream from Unconventional Baker

It’s almost that time again when I dream of eating ice cream for all three meals! Until then, I’ll just stare at this beautiful (and drool-worthy) picture of ice cream from Audrey! This treat is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and no churn.

13. Chocolate PB and J Rice Crispy Treats from Two City Vegans

Everyone loves rice crispy treats! What happens when you’re tired of the same, boring flavor though? Casey has you covered with these PB&J flavored treats! Even better, they’re topped with chocolate to satisfy even the most intense sweet-tooth.

14. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse from Trial and Eater

Ditch the cream and use avocado, instead! Vegan avocado mousse might sound funky, but Kelly has fine-tuned the chocolate : peanut butter ratio to perfection!

15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pastry Puffs from The Surznick Common Room

These might not be your standard “pop tart”, but who cares!? These babes are made with puff pastry sheets, so they’re even fluffier and tasty! Even better, the recipe calls for only 5 ingredients.. what could be easier?

16. Peanut Butter Truffles from The Hungry Herbivores

These delicious vegan truffles are super simple and made from only 4 ingredients! Even better, these treats are gluten and refined sugar-free!

17. Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast from The Edgy Veg

French toast has been a long-time favorite breakfast of mine.. for good reason! Why not pair it with the breakfast flavor of champions; peanut butter!? I also love that they used coconut sugar, for a robust brown sugar flavor.

18. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls from Tasting Page

This is another peanut butter ball recipe, but this time we’re doing it without any sugar, butter, syrup, or flour! This recipe is made with just a few natural ingredients, rolled into one delicious bite!

19. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Layer Brownies from Strength and Sunshine

Who says pumpkin is just for fall!? Enjoy it year-round with these delicious vegan peanut butter layer brownies from Rebecca! These brownies are gluten-free and vegan (duh!). Today I also learned that spoons are the way to go when eating a brownie.. I guess her documentary would have been Spoons over Knives, too! 😉

20. “No Butter” Peanut Butter Blossoms from Strength and Sunshine

Although she called them “peanut butter kiss” cookies, my mom would make these every year for the holidays! And, if you can guess by the name, it was a giant Hershey’s kiss in the center. Despite how delicious they were, I cannot justify dairy anymore… what’s a boy to do!? Rebecca comes to my rescue (once again!) with these delicious vegan peanut butter cookies!

21. Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast-Dessert Pizza from Simply Overjoyed

Is it a breakfast? Is it a dessert? Natalia says it’s both!! These dessert pizzas are deceptively dessert-like, but are healthy enough to be enjoyed any time!

22. Peanut Butter and Jam Porridge from Rainbow Nourishments

This peanut butter and chia jam porridge bowl is a perfect treat for breakfast! According to Anthea, the peanut butter offers a great energy boost and the berries provide just the right amount of sweetness.. Even better, it can be made from scratch in 15 minutes! Any longer and there isn’t much of a chance I’m gonna make it in the morning 😉

23. Vegan Peanut Butter Shorties from Radiant Rachels

These vegan peanut butter shorties are made with a shortbread base topped with crunchy peanut butter fudge. If that doesn’t sound heavenly enough, Rachel then dunks one side in vegan ganache! This recipe is gluten-free.

24. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bars from Quite Good Food

I love finding new peanut-butter-passionate bloggers! We’re the best kind of people! This recipe features a dark, dense gluten-free brownie topped with peanut butter fudge! All together now: “yaaaaaaaassssss!”

25. Easy No-Bake Cookies from Oh Lady Cakes

I love no bake recipes.. especially when it’s 110º outside here in Arizona. They’re usually simple as hell to throw together.. this recipe being no different! Even better, these babes are gluten and sugar-free!

26. No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Fudge Cups from Oatmeal with a Fork

Easy, healthy, cost-friendly AND delicious recipes are hard to come by, but Lauren succeeded with this one! These three-layer fudge cups start with a peanut butter base, banana middle, and chocolate drizzle on top. What could be a better flavor combination!?

27. Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars from My Darling Vegan

Quaker, who!? I love pre-making granola bars because I’m a lazy mess in the morning. If I don’t have something ready to go, chances are I’m skipping breakfast that day. Never a good idea; hangry Nick is not someone you want to be around!

28. PB&J Cups from Love Me Feed Me

Ah, PB&J.. the classic flavor is rarely beat! Imagine a Reese’s cup, but instead it’s a peanut butter shell stuffed with a juicy berry chia jam. I’m drooling at these!

29. Peanut Butter Bulgur Waffles from Kiipfit

Peanut. Butter. Waffles. Do I need to say any more!? Well, I’m gonna! These waffles are made from bulgur, so they are especially filling and high in plant-based protein! They are even refined sugar-free, yippee!

30. Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites from Kale Cuties

I may not be a stay at home mom like Allison, but I sure can relate to needing a pick-me-up throughout the day! These vegan peanut butter bites are perfectly sweet, creamy, and full of goodness. Stay-at-home parents everywhere can rejoice in the fact that they’re no-bake and refined sugar-free!

31. Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Joy Food Sunshine

Another no-bake recipe.. I’m on a roll! These treats are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free! You’d never guess from how flavorful these cookies are, though!

32. Vegan Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies from Joy Food Sunshine

Laura has figured out the secret to happiness and shared it in a simplified equation. Here it is: chocolate + peanut butter = happiness. If you don’t believe me, give it a try! It’s impossible to not feel happy when eating a combination of the two! That’s why she topped these delicious brownies with a generous drizzle of peanut butter… for happiness’ sake!

33. Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sundae from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Ice cream sundaes are another shortcut to happiness! Sam made a delicious chocolate sauce that takes 5 minutes to make.. that’s it! The peanut butter also gives the sundae a peanut butter cup feel, in every delicious bite!

34. Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownies from Healthy n Happy

As if you needed another excuse to bake brownies; here it is! These rich brownies are actually gluten-free.. you had me fooled! They must also know the secret to happiness, because that’s the perfect amount of peanut butter to compliment the perfect brownie.

35. Raw Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls from Green Evi

First of all, these vegan peanut butter chocolate balls look incredibly sensual. What!? After all, chocolate is a potent aphrodisiac! Sultry qualities aside, these chocolates require just 6 ingredients, two minutes, and taste just like cookie dough.

36. Vegan Peanut Butter Lava Cakes from Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Not only are all of Amy’s recipes vegan, she is queen of sweetening with dates! (To be completely honest… I didn’t even know you could sweeten a cake with dates until I discovered her drool-worthy recipes!) This recipe makeover is no different! Instead of the traditional fats, sugars, and dairy, give this deceptively healthy recipe a try.

37. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars from Feasting on Fruit

Okay, okay.. you’ve caught me. It’s hard to call a recipe with this many chocolate chips “healthy”. But it’s definitely healthier! This recipe is almost exclusively whole-food-based (if you aren’t counting the chocolate chips). That’s what really matters, right!? 😉

38. Peanut Butter Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Swirls from Elephantastic Vegan

As if vegan peanut butter chocolate wasn’t enough, Bianca went and made it irresistible with a dark chocolate swirl! Even better, you only need 4 ingredients for this recipe! Hallelujah!

39. Deep Dish Brownie Crust Peanut Butter Cream Pie from Eat Healthy Eat Happy

This is another secret ingredient recipe! This time, Gin used black beans for the brownie crust in this pie! Pair that with a coconut sugar + maple sweetened pie filling and you have me rushing to make this asap!

40. Healthy No-Cook Peanut Butter Fudge from Eat Healthy Eat Happy

I love fudge! Even more so, I love no-cook, healthy, vegan peanut butter fudge!! Wondering how she managed to make a fudge without sugar as the main ingredient? It’s another secret ingredient! That’s all the hints I’ll be giving for this delicious recipe 😉

41. Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats from Domesticate Me

Overnight oats, for the win! These beautiful treats are vegan, gluten-free, and full of protein and antioxidants! What could make them any better!? Oh yeah… having them taste like dessert-in-a-cup definitely helps 😉

42. Grilled Banana Splits with Chocolate PB Sauce from Cadry’s Kitchen

Grilled bananas? What is this witchcraft!? I cannot believe I haven’t thought of this.. Cadry boasts that grilling bananas caramelizes the outside while making the inside hot, melty, and gooey. I don’t even have a grill, but her description almost made me run out and buy one!
“But where’s the peanut butter?”. Oh, don’t you worry! We’re gonna take those grilled ‘nanners, pair them with vegan ice cream, and drizzle with copious amounts of PB + chocolate.

43. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from Beaming Baker

I love any recipe that gives me a reason to wake up in the morning.. This one is from the amazing Demeter at Beaming Baker! These oatmeal breakfast bars are bursting with PB and chocolate flavor. They also happen to be vegan (DUH!), gluten-free, and dairy-free

44. Peanut Butter Banana Cups from A Virtual Vegan

These peanut butter cups are a delicious, 4 ingredient alternative to traditional versions. Even more amazing, they can be eaten from the freezer for an ice-creamy texture, or left out to defrost for a creamy consistency. I love versatile treats!

45. Vegan Banana Bread Donuts & Peanut Butter Mousse from Apollo & Luna

This has given me all the reasons I need to buy a donut pan.. how else am I going to make these babes!? These gluten-free donuts are finished off with a generous serving of peanut butter mousse.. as if you weren’t drooling already.

46. Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Fig Bars from Amanda Nicole Smith

Amanda claims that these fudge-like fig bars melt in your mouth and remind you how well PB+J get along! (Excuse me, I never forgot!! 😉 ) Where is the jelly flavor coming from? The figs, actually! The seeds also add a delicious crunch to each bite, creating an exquisite texture.

Vegan Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes!

Yeah, they’re not technically dessert.. but with how delicious these recipes are, you might have to reclassify them! Here are four hand-picked peanut butter smoothie recipes, for when you don’t feel like making a huge mess.

47. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

48. Energizing Chocolate Matcha Smoothie from Whole Food Bellies

49. Peanut Butter Green Smoothie from Veggies Save the Day

50. Peanut Butter and Chia Jelly Cacao Smoothie from Quite Good Food

There you have it! My top 50 picks for healthy vegan dessert recipes!

What is your favorite way to indulge in the king of nut butters?


  1. Jenn

    January 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm Peanut butter truly does solve everything!! Great post. I want to eat them ALL!! Reply
  2. Ginny McMeans

    January 27, 2017 at 8:58 am Beautiful recipes and I love your introductions. Thanks so much! Reply
    • Nick Abell

      February 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm Thank you! I think it's a nice way to give my readers a taste of the recipe/author :) Reply
  3. Linda and Alex @ Veganosity

    February 5, 2017 at 8:12 am Well if I wasn't craving peanut butter before reading this, I sure as heck am now! Thanks so much for including my peanut butter cup knock off recipe. I'm going to eat my way through this entire collection while sharing it all over the internet. :) Reply
    • Nick Abell

      February 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm Thank you! It's never a bad time to crave peanut butter! Hahaha ;) Reply
  4. thehungryherbivores

    February 5, 2017 at 2:11 pm Thanks for the feature Nick! Loving the post. Peanut butter is glorious Reply
    • Nick Abell

      February 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm Thank you, I completely agree! :D Reply
  5. veggiesdontbite

    February 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm Thanks so much for including my raw peanut butter parfait! This is my kind of roundup! Peanut butter for life! Reply
    • Nick Abell

      February 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm You're so welcome! I'm with ya, PB4L haha! <3 Reply
  6. audrey @ unconventionalbaker.com

    February 9, 2017 at 1:23 am mmm... so much peanut butter... so little time <3 Reply

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