When it comes to peanut powder recipes, there are a wide variety of options open to you. You can sear them, sauté them or stir fry them. You can add them to just about any dish that is traditionally made with peanuts or peanuts butter. Peanut powder is a versatile ingredient which helps when you’re trying to create an adventurous dish that can serve as the tastiest new addition to your culinary arsenal.
How To Make Peanut Powder/Peanut Flour Easily (Not Peanut Butter)
PREP TIME 5 MINS
COOK TIME 20 MINS
TOTAL TIME 25 MINS
SERVINGS 1 CUP
- 1 cup roasted unsalted peanut or raw shelled peanuts
If peanuts are raw:
- If you use unroasted peanuts, place them on a large skillet or wok and roast them over medium heat on a dry pan until they are slightly golden and smells really good
- You can also roast them in the oven. Preheat oven at 350 F for 15 minutes. Stir them once or twice during that time. Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely
- Remove from the heat and spread them out on a pan to let them cool down completely before blending. This is very important or they will turn into a paste when you process them later in a blender while they are still warm
Blend into a powder:
- Use a blender (a powerful one makes a difference) and please make sure it’s dry. You can of course use a food processor too if that’s all you have, but result may not be as fine in texture
- Turn the blender on or push “pulse” button if there’s one and pulse for about 5 seconds and then stop. The peanuts won’t be finely ground yet. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to loosen the bottom and sides. Make sure nothing sticks there. Then pulse again for another 5 seconds and loosen again. If you are happy with the consistency or how fine they are, you can stop here, if not you can pulse it maybe one more round. Take care not to overdoing it or the heat from pulsing the nuts will make the peanuts become oily and wet
- Remove from the blender and transfer to a container. Don’t close the lid just yet. I usually let it “cools” down after blending because sometimes it’s still a bit warm. Then close the lid and you can store it in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 months
Peanut Butter Powder Recipes That’ll Replace Your Daily Spoonful
OK, here’s the truth: Real nut butters are packed with nutritious fats, and we’d never recommend taking them off a healthy eating plan unless you have to.
But if you’ve already devoured several tablespoons of the stuff and are craving more — or simply want to experiment with alternatives — peanut butter powder is a lighter (as in, lower in calories and fat) option that still provides plenty of protein, fiber, and flavor.
Simply reconstitute it by mixing with water or stir the powder itself into sauces or batters. It can often be a lot easier to cook or bake with than regular peanut butter, too.
From flavored varieties to no-sugar-added versions, it’s not hard to find several brands of peanut flour or powder on grocery store shelves or online these days.
Peanut butter powder recipes for breakfast
1. Peanut flour pancakes
The combo of peanut and whole wheat flours makes for extra nutty flavor in these ultra easy pancakes. The peanut flour may even be responsible for the fluffy texture, since there’s no oil or butter in the batch.
2. PB2 quinoa granola bars
Peanut powder, quinoa flakes (aka flattened-out quinoa seeds), and just 3 tablespoons of maple syrup make these no-bake breakfast treats a lower fat, gluten-free, reduced sugar alternative to packaged granola bars.
3. Gluten-free peanut flour banana bread
Looking for a gluten-free baked good that doesn’t make you feel like you’re biting into a shoe box?
Not only does the texture of this one stay both rich and soft, but the peanut flour gives it more protein than your usual quick bread recipe, so a slice or two of this is a pretty balanced breakfast.
Sub applesauce for the butter to up the health factor even further.
4. Chocolate peanut butter breakfast cheesecake
This is no joke. A chocolate peanut butter cheesecake can qualify as breakfast when it’s made with cocoa powder, peanut flour (and peanut butter), and Greek yogurt that perfectly mimics cheesecake filling.
There’s even a bonus recipe here for peanut butter pita chips for scooping it all up.
5. PB2 Greek yogurt
Even if you have zero time to whip up breakfast, we guarantee you can find 5 minutes for this high protein option.
Just stir peanut butter flour into Greek yogurt (it mixes in much better than regular PB), add some honey and fruit for sweetness, and you’re all set.
6. Peanut butter overnight oats
Overnight oats are up there with the most convenient make-ahead breakfasts ever.
With old-fashioned oats, reduced fat milk, and Greek yogurt, this one is as easy and straightforward as it gets (but chocolate chips and a generous 1/4 cup peanut butter powder add a little something special).
7. Protein packed chia pudding
Thanks to just 6 ingredients and, oh, maybe 2 minutes of prep, you can have a creamy, chilled, and refreshing pudding waiting for you in the morning.
The peanut butter flour adds a fantastic depth of flavor to the mild nut milk and chia seed mixture. In fact, the whole thing could just as easily pass as dessert.
Peanut powder recipes for lunch and dinner
8. Chicken veggie quinoa bowl with spicy peanut sauce
A simple chicken, quinoa, and veggie stir-fry is already a tasty dinner. Drizzle the whole bowl with this reduced fat, garlicky peanut powder sauce, and it’s next-level delicious.
9. Thai mango salad with spicy peanut dressing
Raw papaya is a popular ingredient in Thai cuisine, but since it’s not exactly easy to find in grocery stores, mango is a great substitute.
Here the fruit is paired with a rich peanut butter powder dressing, avocado, and lots of veggies. Lunch doesn’t get much more nutritious (or colorful!) than this.
10. Peanut kale soba noodles
Peanut sauce was practically made for noodles, so it would just be wrong not to include a recipe in this roundup.
This version of peanut butter noodles adds extra fiber in the form of kale and asparagus, plus protein from the edamame. Nobody who eats this will miss the meat.
11. Super veggie peanut sauce stir-fry with cauliflower rice
Veggie stir-fry and cauliflower fried rice join forces by way of an addictive peanut sauce for the ultimate vegetarian meal. Volume eaters in particular will love this recipe, since each fiber-rich serving is massive.
12. Spicy peanut carrot noodles
Fantastic both hot and cold, this fragrant dish might look like just a pile of carrots, but take a bite to discover all the deliciousness actually going on here. The peanut butter dressing is sweet and savory, spicy and sour, all at once.
Serve this interesting dish as a side or a tasty alternative to actual noodles.
13. Skinny shrimp pad Thai with PB2
Pad Thai is definitely one of the most popular take-out meals out there, but not only can the peanut sauce be heavy in oil, it can also be a surprising source of added sugar.
This version comes with none of those trappings, using peanut powder as a lower fat base and just a touch of honey for sweetness.
14. Chickpea peanut stew
This hearty stew is rife with nutrients from chickpeas, tomatoes, and spinach. Plus, vegans, along with gluten-free and dairy-free folks can all enjoy its savory flavor atop a unique jasmine and cauliflower rice blend.
While it can be made with regular peanut butter, using the powdered variety will cut back on fat and calories — and just might make for easier sauce blending.
15. Thai peanut chicken curry
Regular peanut butter in a coconut curry can actually make the dish richer than you might want. To get the same flavor with a lighter taste, whisk peanut butter powder into the coconut milk, along with ginger, garlic, and curry powder.
Powdered Peanut Butter Recipes We’re Drooling Over
Thanks to modern day science, you can now enjoy the glorious taste of peanut butter without consuming a zillion calories. Yup, two tablespoons of powdered peanut butter contains approximately 45 calories compared to traditional PB’s 190. As a result, PB in powdered form has become a must-have snack for healthy eaters everywhere. Need proof? According to parent company Bell Plantation, sales of the popular brand PB2 have doubled since it was first introduced six years ago.
The best part: It’s super versatile. While it may seem weird to mix your powdered PB with water and smear it on toast, here are a few more appetizing ways to enjoy its nutty deliciousness:
Overnight PB Oats
Need a quickie no-cook breakfast? Ashvini Mashru, R.D. and author of Small Steps to Slim, recommends busting out your powdered PB. Toss a couple tablespoons of it with oats, Greek yogurt, and your favorite nut milk in a bowl, and leave it covered in the fridge overnight. The next morning, add your favorite toppings (we love banana and granola) and you’re ready to go.
If you’re craving a sweet breakfast with a little more substance, you’ll go *nuts* for these fluffy hotcakes.“Substitute up to 1/3 of the flour in your standard pancake or waffle batter [with powdered peanut butter] for a more protein-packed start to your day,” says Mashru.
Breaking news: PB2 will soon be releasing a new maple-flavored spread, according to the company. Add it to your flapjacks for all the delicious sweetness of syrup, minus the stickiness.
Skip the cheese and ranch powders, suggests Mashru, and try sprinkling some powdered peanut butter on your kernels, instead. (Just when you thought your Skinnypop couldn’t get any more addictive.) Try it with a powdered cocoa PB if you’re craving something salty and sweet.
PB Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Fried chicken is pretty dank, but adding peanut butter to the equation can be a real game changer.“Make a 50/50 combo of peanut butter powder and whole-wheat flour, and season with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin,” says Mashru. “Use this to bread chicken cutlets.”
Smoothies are one of the best ways to use powdered PB, because the slightly grittier texture will barely be noticeable. “The texture is not as smooth and creamy [as traditional PB],” Mashru says. “[However,] it incorporates smoothly and easily into smoothies, batters, and more.”
Powdered PB will taste great in any smoothie you’d ordinarily make with nut butter, but a classic PB, banana, and almond milk is consistently a hit. Add a handful of kale or spinach to get your greens in, too.
PB2 Recipe for Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt: The Most Satisfying Snack
Preview: This PB2 Recipe for Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt with chocolate is a fresh and tasty high-protein snack idea made with powdered peanut butter. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. Bonus: It’s gluten-free and you don’t have to bake anything.
Try this recipe for Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt made with PB2 the next chance you need a protein hit. You might taste the flavors of the famous peanut butter cups in the orange package.
You will get about 14 grams (2% yogurt) of satisfying protein in a half-cup serving between the yogurt and the peanut butter. Eating this for dessert after your evening meal is one of the best ways I know of to squash the night-time hungry monster.
Why is there so much protein in Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt is loaded with protein. Filtering out the whey (the liquid that collects on top of yogurt) makes the yogurt thicker without losing any protein. As a result, the amount of protein in 1/2 cup of regular yogurt is less than in Greek yogurt.
Add in less than a tablespoon of peanut butter powder, and you get even more protein without all the calories. KEEP READING to find out more about peanut butter powder.
What is powdered peanut butter?
1. How is powdered peanut butter (such as PB2) made?
Peanuts are roasted, then pressed until they give up their oil. This results in powdered peanut butter. Added sugar and salt may enhance the flavor.
2. Is powdered peanut butter healthier than regular peanut butter?
According to Consumer Reports, “With most of the fat gone—powdered peanut butter has about 85 percent less than regular—you’re left with protein and fiber.” That means the calories will be less. However, the grams of protein and fiber are the same.
3. Which brand should I buy?
My favorite brand of powdered peanut butter is PBFIT or PB2. The people at 99 Boulders agree with me. However, if you can’t find PBFIT, they have suggestions for other good brands.
Can I substitute regular peanut butter for powdered peanut butter?
Combining yogurt with regular peanut butter can be challenging, especially if you are doing it by hand. But, as it turns out, powdered peanut butter mixes into yogurt more quickly and smoothly than actual peanut butter.
Using regular peanut butter will increase the fat and calories considerably. I’m not saying that isn’t good–just letting you know.
- Do you have a sweet tooth but don’t want sugar? Stir a little sweetener of your choice into your bowl of yogurt.
- Sprinkle a few slivers of semi-sweet or dark chocolate on top if you like.
- If you are feeling decadent, squirt a little bit of whipped cream on top.
- If you want a treat, top your yogurt with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.