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Go Nuts over Peanut Butter Powder
11/2/2017 4:41:09 PM
Peanut Butter Powder

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month. And there are so many ways to eat this creamy, tasty pantry staple! Peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and bananas. Peanut butter and honey. The list goes on and on. It’s a versatile snack, packed with protein, and great on a stalk of celery, a sandwich, or a spoon. 

But there’s a new way to enjoy your daily nutty goodness. Meet peanut butter powder!

Peanut butter powder is peanut butter without the oil. Roasted peanuts are squeezed and pressed to remove up to 90 percent of the natural oils, then the result is dehydrated. Those dehydrated peanuts are turned into a powder that has about half as many calories per serving as traditional peanut butter.
You can use this powder as an addition to recipes or reconstitute it with water to eat like you would normal peanut butter. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. The reconstituted powder won’t have the same creamy texture as normal peanut butter because there’s very little fat left in it. And because there is little oil in the powder, it isn’t a good substitute for regular peanut butter in baking.

That being said, this fun ingredient is a great way to add peanut butter flavor without a lot of extra calories or fat.

Peanut Butter Powder Recipes

Peanut butter powder works well to add a boost of protein and fiber to your food. Consider these easy ways to use it.

Peanut Butter Smoothies

Peanut butter powder dissolves well into a morning smoothie. Try a classic banana, peanut butter, and milk combination. Add in a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, a splash of vanilla, or a squirt of chocolate syrup. Want to boost the vitamins and iron in your breakfast? Add a handful of kale or spinach. Peanut butter with apple is also delicious. Experiment with different flavor combinations.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Overnight oatmeal is another trendy breakfast. It’s a great option for weekday mornings, as it eliminates the need to prep or cook while trying to get out the door. Prepare your oats the night before in a glass jar, using old-fashioned rolled oats, peanut butter powder, milk, vanilla, and a bit of brown sugar. Leave in the fridge overnight. Take it out in the morning, stir, and enjoy! If you like, you can also add toppings like sliced fruit, granola, or nuts. Like smoothies, this breakfast is completely customizable and can be as healthy (or indulgent!) as you want it to be. Peanut butter powder lets you enjoy all the flavor, protein, and fiber of your favorite nut spread without the calories and fat.
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