Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's a matter of......Peanut Butter Powder!

With one of our focus items being Peanut Butter this week, I thought I would also introduce Peanut Butter Powder.  Here are two different brands.

This is PB2 Peanut Butter Powder from  I had to order this on line.  My thanks to Sandy D. for introducing it to me.  She states that she loves it and that if she wants a quick spoonful of Peanut Butter just to snack on, she can without all the fat.  Bell Plantation states that they remove 85% of the fat before it is in it's final form.  The cost works out to be $.61/ounce. 

This is Peanut Butter Powder from Emergency Essentials.  The information from the packaging states that it has 0.5 g of Saturated Fat with a total fat of 3.5 g or 6% of the Daily Value.  The cost works out to be $.29 per ounce.

How does it reconstitute?  It is a 2:1 ration of Powder to Water

Here I put in 1 Tablespoon of powder.

Next I placed in a half-tablespoon of water and then mixed with a small whisk.

It made about 1 Teaspoon of Peanut Butter.  I did taste it and it did taste like peanut butter, but with a difference I cannot put my finger on.  I believe this product would be well used in mixes, sauces and main dishes.  It could be used for PB & J, and I would certainly use jam, jelly or honey.

The benefits:

-It takes less space on your shelf
-It can easily be used in mixes
-It reconstitutes quickly
-There are many recipes for Weight Watchers that can be made with this type of  product.

What would I do with it?  You can make wraps, Thai chicken, dips, pies, cookies, snacks, etc.  Here are some links that give many suggestions:

Here is a quick snack that I made.  This recipe comes from Bell Plantation:

Banana Peanut Butter Dips

Peel a firm banana

Slice it up.

Put in a about a Tablespoon of Peanut Butter Powder

Put in a few slices of banana and shake

Remove from the bag.  This is a fast treat that imitates the taste of bananas spread with peanut butter....but without the fat.

Consider it!


Anonymous said...

Can you please tell us what the calories and fiber content are for the peanut butter powder from Emergency Essentials? They don't have that info on their site. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nevermind I found it. 70 cal, 4g fat, 2g fiber.

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