OK, here’s the truth: Real nut butters are full of nutritious fats, and we would never recommend taking them off a healthy eating plan unless you do to have to.
But if you’ve already devoured several tablespoons of it and want more – or just want to experiment with alternatives – peanut butter powder is an easier option (as in, fewer calories and fat) that still contains a lot of protein and fiber and taste.
Simply restore it by mixing with water or stir the powder yourself in sauces or batter. It is often much easier to cook or bake than regular peanut butter.
From flavored varieties to versions without added sugar, it is not difficult these days to find several brands of peanut flour or powder on the shelves of grocery stores or online.
Not sure what to do with it yet? Here are 21
1. Peanut flour pancakes
The combination of peanut and wholemeal flour gives these ultra-light pancakes a particularly nutty taste. The peanut flour can even be responsible for the fluffy texture because the batch doesn’t contain any oil or butter.
2. PB2 Quinoa Granola Bars
Peanut powder, quinoa flakes (also known as flattened quinoa seeds) and just 3 tablespoons of maple syrup make these no-bake breakfast treats a low-fat, gluten-free, low-sugar alternative to packaged granola bars.
The recipe makes a small batch, which is very convenient if you are cooking for one.
3. Gluten-free peanut flour banana bread
Are you looking for gluten-free baked goods that don’t feel like biting into a shoebox?
The texture of this product not only remains rich and soft, but the peanut flour also contains more protein than the usual quick bread recipe. So a slice or two of it is a pretty balanced breakfast.
Sub applesauce for the butter to further increase the health factor.
4. Chocolate peanut butter breakfast cheesecake
That’s no joke. A chocolate peanut butter cheesecake can be considered breakfast if it is made from cocoa powder, peanut flour (and peanut butter), and Greek yogurt that perfectly mimics the cheesecake filling.
There’s even a peanut butter pita chip bonus recipe here that you can use to scoop up everything.
5. PB2 Greek yogurt
Even if you don’t have time to prepare breakfast, you’re guaranteed to find 5 minutes for this high-protein option.
Simply stir peanut butter flour in Greek yogurt (it mixes much better than regular PB), add some honey and fruit for the sweetness, and you’re done.
6. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are available up there with the most convenient make-ahead breakfast ever.
With old-fashioned oats, low-fat milk and Greek yogurt, this is as simple and straightforward as possible (but chocolate chips and a generous 1/4 cup of peanut butter powder add something special).
7. Protein-packed chia pudding
Thanks to only 6 ingredients and maybe 2 minutes of preparation, you can have a creamy, chilled and refreshing pudding waiting for you in the morning.
The peanut butter flour gives the mild mixture of nut milk and chia seeds a fantastic depth of taste. In fact, the whole thing could happen as well as a dessert.
8. Chicken and vegetable quinoa bowl with spicy peanut sauce
A simple pan with chicken, quinoa and vegetables is already a delicious dinner. Drizzle the whole bowl with this low-fat, garlicky peanut powder sauce and it’s delicious.
9. Thai mango salad with spicy peanut dressing
Raw papaya is a popular ingredient in Thai cuisine, but since it’s not easy to find in grocery stores, mango is a great substitute.
Here the fruit is combined with a rich peanut butter powder dressing, avocado and lots of vegetables. Lunch doesn’t get much more nutritious (or more colorful!).
10. Peanut cabbage soba noodles
Peanut sauce was made practically for pasta, so it would simply be wrong not to include a recipe in this summary.
This version of peanut butter pasta contains additional fiber in the form of kale and asparagus as well as protein from the Edamame. Nobody who eats this will miss the meat.
11. Sauté super vegetarian peanut sauce with cauliflower rice
Veggie pan dishes and fried cauliflower rice combine with an addictive peanut sauce for the ultimate vegetarian meal. Volume eaters will especially love this recipe, since every fiber-rich portion is massive.
12. Spicy peanut and carrot noodles
This fragrant dish is fantastic both hot and cold appearance like just a bunch of carrots, but take a bite to discover all the delights that are actually going on here. The peanut butter dressing is sweet and savory, spicy and sour at the same time.
Serve this interesting dish as a side dish or a delicious alternative to real pasta.
13. Thin shrimp pad Thai with PB2
Pad Thai is definitely one of the most popular take-away dishes, but not only can the peanut sauce be rich in oil, it can also be a surprising source of added sugar.
This version does not contain any of these ingredients. Peanut powder is used as a low-fat base and just a hint of honey for the sweetness.
14. Chickpea and peanut stew
This hearty stew is rich in nutrients from chickpeas, tomatoes and spinach. Plus, vegans, along with gluten free and People without dairy products can all enjoy their hearty taste on a unique blend of jasmine and cauliflower rice.
While it can be made with regular peanut butter, using the powdered variety will reduce fat and calories – and may make it easier to mix the sauce.
15. Thai peanut chicken curry
Regular peanut butter in a coconut curry can actually make the dish richer than you might want. To achieve the same taste with a lighter taste, whisk the peanut butter powder together with the ginger, garlic and curry powder with the coconut milk.
16. Thin PB cups with dark chocolate
With zero trans fats and just 4 grams of sugar (compared to the 14 grams you would find in the packaged version), these cups are a much better way to get your Chocolate PB Fix.
The reconstituted peanut butter powder is actually easier to pour onto the chocolate than normal PB. If you use dark chocolate chips (70 percent or more!), You get these antioxidants.
17. Chocolate peanut butter “nice” cream
A healthy “ice cream” in 5 minutes is possible if you mix cocoa and peanut powder in frozen bananas. It’s rich and creamy, but it’s also milk-free – and if you use plain peanut powder, it doesn’t contain added sugar.
The cherry on top? No ice machine is required.
18. 3-ingredient peanut butter banana cookies
This recipe had us with 3 ingredients. It honestly doesn’t get much easier than mixing banana, peanut powder and oats together.
If you go crazy and want to add a fourth ingredient, chocolate chips are a natural choice.
19. PB2 flourless chocolate brownies
The fact that these brownies are flour-free means they are extra chocolaty and chewy – plus extra peanut butter from a full cup of peanut butter powder.
20. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Meet your new favorite late night munchie. This edible cookie dough mixes eggs and sugar for peanut flour, coconut oil and stevia and only makes 1 serving. It is the definition of intelligent (solo) snacking.
21. Thin peanut butter kettle of corn
Here’s another example of peanut powder that works better in a recipe than normal: dusted on very lightly buttered popcorn, the powder sticks to every kernel, so you get a strong hint of PB taste with every crispy bite.
Even if you are the world’s best connoisseur of creamy or crunchy peanut butter, there is definitely a time and place to make the powdered variety glow.
With its reduced calories and seamless miscibility, peanut butter powder deserves its place in your pantry. Try these sweet and savory dishes!