Whether you’re a peanut butter lover who slathers it on toast every morning, or you avoid it for the sake of your waistline, powdered peanut butter is worth a try. It’s made by pressing peanuts to remove most oil and fats, leaving behind a versatile powder with less calories than traditional peanut butter. Here’s why it should be on your grocery list.
1) It’s perfect for dieters.
Not ready to commit to an extra 190 calories for two tablespoons of peanut butter with an apple? How about an extra 60 calories? Powdered peanut butter comes in at a third of the calories of traditional peanut butter when mixed with water to form the same spreadable consistency.
2) It’s great for baking.
Peanut butter banana pancakes, peanut butter blueberry muffins, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies—the possibilities are endless. Unlike traditional peanut butter, powdered peanut butter can be easily added to baking recipes without adding too much moisture.
3) It’s an easy protein powder for smoothies and more.
If you hate the way traditional peanut butter sticks to the sides of your blender and doesn’t quite incorporate into smoothies, peanut butter powder is the perfect alternative. It also contains 12 percent of your daily protein, so it can be used instead of protein powders with strange aftertastes. You can also throw it in overnight oats or chia pudding.