I’ve seen powdered peanut butters floating around in blogland for a while now and always thought, “Pleh. Gross.” Part of this has to do with my lack of knowledge about what a powdered peanut butter actually is, but most of it has to do with my undying love for the real deal.
Emily recently did a powdered peanut butter review and taste test and it was there that I learned that powdered peanut butter is really nothing more than peanut flour. Who knew??
I added 1 Tbsp of peanut flour to 1 Tbsp of water and it created a perfectly smooth and creamy butter. The taste? Also perfect. In fact… I think I might like it better than regular peanut butter. What??
And there’s more… A 1/4 cup serving of peanut flour is just 110 calories, which means a 1 Tbsp serving like what I made (it was pretty substantial) is about 50 calories. Whaaaat? It’s not like I’m calorie counting or anything… or like I’d skimp on peanut butter if I were. But this, my friends, is some damn news.
Tablespoon for tablespoon it’s cheaper than jarred peanut butter (I paid less than $2 for my sack of flour), lower in fat and calories than jarred peanut butter and just as satisfying as real peanut butter. And if you have a hard time controlling your peanut butter intake, you actually have to make this to eat it so maybe you’ll think twice before dipping into about a 200-calorie spoonful of creamy delight.
Shout it from the rooftops. Powdered peanut butter is awesome.
The lone downside? I like crunchy peanut butter. So throw in some peanuts! Nobody’s stopping you.