If you’ve never used peanut butter powder, you’re about to discover a whole new world of flavor and nutrients. Read on to learn about what it is, why you should use it, and some suggestions for how to put it to good use in your kitchen.
What Is Powdered Peanut Butter and Why Should You Use It?
If you haven’t heard of powdered peanut butter before, it can seem a little confusing. Why mess with a good thing? In reality, however, it’s pretty simple and amazing – most of the oil is pressed out of roasted peanuts, a little salt and sweetener are added, and voilà – you have easy-to-use peanut butter in powdered form. It’s portable, lightweight, versatile, and delicious… and you’ll probably want to start adding it to just about everything.
Not only is it easy and tasty, it has plenty of nutritional benefits, as well. Since most of the oil has been removed, it’s a great source of protein without the high levels of fat in regular PB. Since it’s sweetened with monk fruit instead of sugar, this peanut butter powder in particular is also low in carbs, making it keto-friendly. With simple, healthy ingredients, you can indulge in that delicious peanut-buttery flavor without worrying about fats, carbs, sugar, gluten, or problematic ingredients.
So, how do you use peanut butter powder? However you want! See below for some ideas to get you started.
In Shakes and Smoothies
Powdered PB can make an excellent addition to protein shakes, smoothies, milkshakes, and more. It complements banana or chocolate flavors particularly well, but you can add it to just about any concoction you can come up with!
In Cooked Oatmeal or Overnight Oats
If you’re an oatmeal fan, you might have just found your new favorite ingredient. It works well added to cooked oatmeal or to a jar of overnight oats put into your fridge. It’s a great way to add a protein (and flavor) boost to your breakfast.
For Sauces and Rubs
Since peanut is such a versatile flavor, another great way to use your powdered peanut butter is in sauces and rubs. Asian peanut sauces, rubs and marinades for grilling, and dressings are all enhanced with a little peanut butter powder.
As an Ingredient for Baking
For many people, powdered PB is a great addition when baking. Cookies and brownies are made more delicious and protein-rich with the addition of peanut butter powder. It can also be added to keto pancakes and waffles or as an ingredient in homemade frosting.
For Extra Flavor
If you love the delicious flavor of peanut butter, the powdered version makes an excellent addition to many foods. Add it to yogurt, drinks like hot chocolate or coffee, or even ramen noodles for a rich flavor boost. You can also add it to ice cream (or even use it to make your own)!
Rehydrate It and Use However You Want!
Finally, you can use your powdered peanut butter to replace regular peanut butter, if you so choose. You can rehydrate it according to the instructions on the package and use it for PBJ sandwiches, on toast, with fruit, or for just about anything else. You get all the same great flavor and protein of regular peanut butter with fewer calories from carbs and fat. It’s a win all around!