Caroline has been cleansing and while I can’t go that far it has led me to try and eat more healthily. One of the items that I have come across is Peanut Butter Powder. It’s essentially powdered peanuts that have been pressed to remove much of the oil and fats. With half the fat of traditional peanut butter and lots of protein this is a great alternative. Two tablespoons of regular Peanut Butter has about 190 calories and 16 grams of fat. The Powder has 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat in two tablespoons.
Now let me be honest this is not meant to take the place of peanut butter so don’t think you can mix peanut butter powder with water and you got peanut butter, the taste is the same but the consistency is not. No, Peanut Butter Powder is to be incorporated into muffins, cookies and even your smoothies. Here is a link to an article in Cooking Light with a few recipe ideas. I made the peanut butter frosting for some cupcakes that I made out of the box and no one was the wiser. I’ve also thrown a couple of tablespoons into a smoothie for my daughter for breakfast and she loved it. I’ve had a couple of misses, one recipe didn’t list enough liquid and when my muffins came out they were a little dry to say the least but c’est la vie live and learn.
Peanut Butter Powder is becoming easier to find (I suspect as more recipes come out) but here is a link to Amazon in case you can’t find it at your local grocery store. I would love to know if you have any recipes where you used Peanut Butter Powder and it was a hit.