What’s the Skinny on Peanut Powder?

What is Peanut Powder and How To Use It

Peanut butter is a staple of the American diet. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich or peanut butter cookies are just hard to pass up! One of the unfortunate downsides to traditional peanut butter is the high fat and calorie content, which causes some people to steer clear of this tasty food. But now, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Peanut powder (also referred to as peanut flour) has all the flavor, protein and nutrients of traditional peanut butter, but with a fraction of the fat and calories. Most brands of peanut powder have up to 85% less fat! But how is this possible?

You know all the oil that you find when opening a jar of peanut butter? If you were to keep draining the oil out of the peanut butter, eventually it would be dried out, and that’s the concept of peanut powder. The process has been sped up and allows the peanuts to be ground in such a way that removes mostly all the oil. The result is a nutritious food with more than twice the protein found in traditional all-purpose flour.

Not only is peanut powder gluten-free, but it can be used in place of peanut butter in nearly any recipe! Just take the peanut powder, add water, and there you have it!

Just in case you’re still wondering exactly how to use peanut powder, we’ve put together a short list of websites that have great recipes and ideas on how to use peanut powder in your everyday cooking. Check them out!

Healthy Peanut Flour Recipes:

http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2015/03/healthy-peanut-flour-recipes/

TOP 50 Ways to use Powdered Peanut Butter!!!:

http://crazyrichards.com/recipe-blast-best-uses-of-powdered-peanut-butter/

Top Five Uses For Peanut Flour:

http://healthyhelperblog.com/top-five-uses-for-peanut-flour/

And here are a few other recipes that look amazing!

Baked Peanut Butter Donuts:

http://sugarspunrun.com/baked-peanut-butter-donuts/

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins:

http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/flourless-chocolate-peanut-butter-muffins/

Lighter Peanut Butter Cup Granola:

http://withsaltandwit.com/lighter-peanut-butter-cup-granola/