9 grams per ¼ cup
Despite the bad rep peanuts get for being high in fat, they are protein powerhouses. Peanuts can be incorporated into a number of dishes, not just as peanut butter either. You can put them in baked goods, top yogurt, blend into oatmeal, or even use in Asian cooking.
Pad thai, for example, would not be pad thai without the crunch of crumbled peanuts. If you are allergic to peanuts, other nuts, like pistachios (6.5 grams), cashews (5 grams), and almonds (8 grams) are wonderful sources of protein with many uses.