Updated: Mar 28
If you're still wondering about the jars or packages of powdered peanut butter that have snuck their way into the peanut butter aisle in recent years, you've come to the right place. Powdered peanut butter, also referred to as Peanut Powder, is essentially dehydrated peanut butter. The process involves the pulverization of dry roasted peanuts and removal of a good chunk of fat which is responsible for peanut butter's high calorie count. To simplify the point, here's my list of irks versus perks...
- to consume as peanut butter must be mixed with water first
- flavor & consistency are not exactly that of peanut butter
- 85% less fat than regular peanut butter
- 1/5th calories of regular peanut butter
- ingredient list generally includes just peanuts
- can rehydrate with water or mix into smoothies, oatmeal, baking batters, etc.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a die-hard old fashioned peanut butter fan, and I see nothing wrong with a spoonful or three on occasion. In this case, however - I am a fan as well ,and perks certainly outweigh irks. This product allows you to get that peanut butter fix and even incorporate some protein into snacks or meals without excess calories, fat, sugar, and unnecessary ingredients. It's a no-brainer. But I still love you conventional PB.
And of course, a simple recipe...
yield: 4 pops
2 large bananas
1/2 cup powdered peanut powder*
1/4 cup milk of choice
Combine ingredients together in a food processor or blender until completely smooth. Distribute mixture among popsicle molds. Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight. To unmold, run under hot water for 20 seconds.