Powdered Peanut Butter: What It Is and How to Use It

Powdered Peanut Butter vs. Traditional Peanut Butter

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Powdered Peanut Butter: The Basics

The Basics

You might have seen a couple of powdered peanut butter products made by different brands while shopping in the department store and you finally ask yourself “Is it really worth the try?”. Well to clear out the confusion, powdered peanut butter tastes the same as the traditional peanut butter but it is a more healthier option since it is made from defatted peanuts – peanuts that are pressed to remove much of its oil and fats. Since it is powdered, it can be reconstituted in water, any liquid products such as milk and yogurt or it can be used as a powder as needed in the recipe.    

Powdered Peanut Butter: Nutritional Stats

The Stats

In comparison, 2tablespoons of powdered peanut butter has 50 calories, 2g fat, 34mg sodium, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars and 6g protein while 2tablespoons of standard peanut butter contains 195 calories, 16gfat, 140mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars and 7g protein. In conclusion, powdered peanut butter has at least 50% fewer calories and 80% less fat than the standard traditional peanut butter. Awesome right?

Powdered Peanut Butter: Healthy Possibilities

The Possibilities

Since powdered peanut butter can be reconstituted with water or liquid of any kind, start by mixing it first with water and use it like your normal bread spread or add it in recipes where you normally use the traditional peanut butter. You can even step up to the next level and use the versatility of this  product to your maximum advantage by adding it to your pancake mix, smoothies, shakes, cookie mix, cakes, savory sauces and the list goes on.

5 Fast Meal & Snack Ideas

PB&J Yogurt

In a container of fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt, add 1 1/2 tablespoon of the powder and mix until well combined. Top yogurt-peanut butter mixture with 1/3 cup raspberries or sliced strawberries. Serve chilled.

Mini PB Chocolate Pies

Bake 3 mini fillo shells according to package instructions. Meanwhile, combine peanut butter powder with 1 1/2 tbsp water in a small bowl. When fillo shells are done and crisp, fill in the shells with PB and sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate chips on top.

Creamy Popsicles

In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter, 2 cups frozen banana slices, 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 no-calorie sweetener. Pour mixture in six popsicle molds and freeze. When popsicle is already hard and set, it is ready to serve.

Savory Peanut Sauce

In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 tbsp powdered peanut butter, 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1tsp honey, 1/2 tsp lime juice and 1/4tsp crushed garlic. Mix until silky smooth and well blended. Use the sauce as a dip or drizzle it on cooked meat or vegetables.

PB Cannoli Cones

Combine 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter, 1/4 cup light ricotta cheese, 1 packet no-calorie sweetener and a drop pf vanilla extract in a small bowl. Mix until well blended. Fill sugar cones with the mixture. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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