Powdered peanut butter products have been out for a few years now. You might be wondering what it is and how to use the product. Peanut powder is ground dry roasted peanuts with the oil extracted. There is also almond powder that is done in the same way.
We'll start by looking at why you'd want to use powdered peanut butter.
90% less fat that full peanut butter
natural protein powder
good on-the-go food
many uses (which we'll look at today)
PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY SMOOTHIE
One of the most obvious uses for peanut protein powder is the smoothie. This one is a good one.
1 tablespoon PB2
½ cup fresh brewed coffee
½ cup milk almond milk, coconut or low-fat
1 medium ripe banana
½ -1 cup ice cubes
¼ teaspoon cocoa powder
Add the PB2, coffee, milk and banana into a blender and blend until smooth and
creamy. Add the ice cubes and blend until desired consistency.
Pour the smoothie into a glass and lightly sprinkle with cocoa powder.
Oh yeah! I was going to put peanut butter on them anyway, why not just add it to the batter.
1 medium banana, mashed
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons peanut flour
PB2 SAUCE (OPTIONAL)
1 tablespoon peanut flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
First, in a medium size bowl, mash your banana until it is smooth (you are more than welcome to do this entire process in a food processor). Add in 2 large eggs and whisk until completely combined.
Add peanut flour the bowl and stir until combined and the batter is smooth.
Heat a large skillet over low/medium heat and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
When coconut oil is fragrant, use a 1/4 cup measuring device to scoop the pancake batter into the skillet (the batter should be a little thinner than normal pancake batter).
Let cook for about a minute or until the top of the pancake begins to bubble and carefully flip your pancake. Let the second side cook for an additional minute. Remove and place onto a plate. Repeat until batter is gone.
To make the peanut flour sauce, place ingredients into a mason jar, cover and shake until combined. Pour over your pancakes and enjoy!
PEANUT QUINOA BARS
The possibilities are endless when making your own protein bars. Use your favorite combination of ingredients.
2/3 cup PB2 powder
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or 2 tablespoons of date paste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life for dairy-free)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
Mix all together and press into baking dish. Cut to the size you like.
variation of https://www.thekitchenwhisperer.net/2016/03/05/skinny-peanut-butter-protein-granola-bars/
CARROT NOODLES WITH SPICY PEANUT SAUCE
I love pad thai, kung pao and all of those dishes that use peanuts. Try this carrot noodle version.
FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE
1 cup light coconut milk
¼ cup powdered peanut butter
3 tablespoons red curry paste (see note)
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
Juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons
1 1-inch piece ginger, finely grated
2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
FOR THE NOODLES
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 medium red onion, thickly sliced
1 red pepper, thickly sliced
8 carrots, cut into noodles with a julienne peeler or spiralizer (this is the spiralizer I have)
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
A handful of peanuts, for garnish