Purchase Lavi Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter
Growing up, peanut butter was always a staple that we kept in our home. As a child, I remember always trying to get creative with this versatile condiment.
I recently came across Lavi Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter. Peanut Butter is a staple in Haitian culture and is typically slathered on toasted bread, cassava bread, or crackers. What differentiates Haitian peanut butter from the traditional ones that you might find in grocery stores is the hint of spiciness. Spicy peanut butter, “manba pike” in Haitian Creole, is a homemade staple in every Haitian household. Made with peanuts sourced directly from their network of smallholder farmers, Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter has a touch of Haitian scotch bonnet peppers, “piman bouk”, that makes it special.
I had the amazing opportunity to try this spicy peanut butter and it was phenomenal. The scotch bonnet peppers add a complex flavor and enhances the taste of the peanuts.
Beyond the flavor profile of this peanut butter, it also serves a social purpose as well. Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter is transforming lives in Haiti by improving smallholder farmer productivity, creating jobs, linking smallholder farmers to stable markets, and bringing nutritious snacks to schools. Learn more here.
I had the pleasure of creating a play on one of my favorite childhood dishes with Lavi - the classic peanut butter and jelly. I decided to make a cobbler using some fresh strawberries and blueberries that I handpicked from a local farm. I incorporated the peanut butter into the crumble to enhance the flavor of the oats. I love oats with peanut butter and have vivid memories of my Haitian grandmother making oatmeal with peanut butter.
Contrary to most crisps, I cooked the fruits down until it resembled a jam instead of having chunks of fruit in the crisp. This dish is the perfect seasonal dish to make and taste delicious with freshly whipped cream or ice cream on top!
Peanut Butter Crisp with Blueberries & Strawberries Recipe:
3 Cups Fresh Strawberries (Sliced into Quarters)
1 Cup of Fresh Blueberries
2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1/8 Cup of Flour
2 & 1/2 Tbsp of Corn Starch
1 Cup of Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1/4 Tsp of Salt
1/4 Tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 Cup (1 Stick) of Unsalted Butter (diced/cubed)
1/2 Cup of Lavi Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter
Preheat oven to 350 F. Add quartered strawberries and whole blueberries into an oven-safe pan on medium heat. Next, add lemon juice and sugar and combine. Continue to stir and allow the berries to cook down for about 7 minutes. Afterward, turn the heat to low. Next, add the flour and corn starch and combine until you can no longer see the remnants from the flour and corn starch. Cook on low heat, while gradually stirring for about 15 minutes.
𝘋𝘰 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘋𝘪𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘯, 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺. 𝘖𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵.
Next, in a large bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt & cinnamon. Next, add the cubed butter pieces and the Lavi Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter into the flour mixture. Using a fork or your hands, combine all of the ingredients until it resembles a coarse consistency. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the pan with the berry filling.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven when it is finished, the crust should be golden brown.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream!