6 Ways to Use Powdered Peanut Butter in Your Recipes

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Verywell / Alexandra Shytsman

Prepare for powdered peanut butter to become a pantry staple! Here is all the info on the totally tasty low-calorie alternative to regular peanut butter.

What Is Powdered Peanut Butter?

Powdered peanut butter is made from defatted peanuts, which are peanuts with the excess oil pressed out. The result? Dry powder with a fraction of the fat and calories of traditional peanut butter.

A 2-tablespoon serving of powdered PB has about 50 calories, 2g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 95mg sodium, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, and 6g protein. Compare that to the same amount of standard peanut butter, which has around 195 calories, 16g total fat (3g sat fat), 140mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, and 7g protein.

Just add water to turn powdered peanut butter into a spread that tastes like regular PB. Powdered peanut butter is an easy way to add peanut-flavored protein and extra fiber to smoothies or ice cream. Or you can use it to quickly make a peanut butter sauce.

Find powdered peanut butter on the shelves of your supermarket with standard nut butters (JIF makes a version), and it can also be ordered online via a site like Amazon. Ready to use powdered PB in all your favorite recipes?

Recipe Ideas

Below are a range of ways to use powdered peanut butter in your kitchen.

Make Classic PB&J

Who can resist a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? If you don't have traditional peanut butter on hand, you can use the powdered version as a stand-in. Start by mixing 2 tablespoons of the powder with a small amount of water. Then, slowly increase the water content until it reaches your desired consistency. Next, choose a fruity jam and a whole grain bread for a delicious PB&J.

Blend into a Smoothie or Milkshake

You can add the powder directly to your blender for a punch of PB flavor in your blended beverage. Try unsweetened vanilla almond milk, sliced and frozen bananas, and vanilla or chocolate protein powder. Now that's a recipe for a delicious smoothie or shake!

Make Popsicles

Powdered PB is a great addition to frozen treats. It's ideal for experimenting with DIY low-calorie popsicles. They’re much easier to make than you’d think.

For a peanut buttery flavor, mix half a cup of powdered PB with 2 cups sliced and frozen bananas and 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt. Blend all the ingredients and divide the mixture into a 6-piece popsicle mold set. Freeze for 3 hours, and voila!

Add It to Growing Oatmeal

Growing oatmeal is a classic: Adding twice the amount of water and cooking for twice the time creates a big portion of oatmeal. Use powdered peanut butter to add flavor to your standard growing oatmeal recipe. Stir a serving of powdered peanut butter into your oatmeal for a totally tasty spin. Throw in a few teaspoons of mini semisweet chocolate chips for a chocolate-PB flavor explosion.

Use It in Baked Goods

Powdered peanut butter is a reliable go-to ingredient for baked goods. One of the most delicious ways to use it is in Peanut Butter Blondies. Applesauce and chickpeas are the other secret ingredients.

You can also add the powder directly to dry ingredients in other recipes. Unlike traditional peanut butter, it mixes in easily.

Make a Peanut Sauce

Savory peanut sauce is delicious. To make a decadent but light sauce, combine 1 ½ tablespoons of powdered PB, ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon crushed garlic, and whisk until smooth. You’ll end up with two servings. Drizzle it on chicken or veggies to take your meal to the next level.

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By Lisa Lillien
Lisa Lillien is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of Hungry Girl, where she shares healthy recipes and realistic tips and tricks.