Everything You Need to Know About Powdered Peanut Butter

We break down how to use powdered peanut butter—and why you might want to.

I love peanut butter. But I’ve always marveled at how such a small scoop can pack so many calories. If I’m not careful, my simple PB&J sandwich can quickly turn into a 500-calorie snack. (For reference, these are our favorite peanut butter and jelly recipes.)

But then I heard about powdered peanut butter.

What is powdered peanut butter?

A new staple in the health community, powdered peanut butter is essentially what it sounds like. Peanuts are roasted and pressed into a fine powder that you mix with water to create a spreadable, peanut butter-like consistency. The process eliminates some of the peanuts’ natural oils, resulting in a product with fewer calories and less fat.

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How do you use powdered peanut butter?

Powdered peanut butter is useful in many ways. For a traditional taste, just mix a few tablespoons of powder with water until you reach a spreadable consistency.

Or, add the powder to smoothies (Try it in one of these smoothie recipes!), pancake batter, oatmeal or other recipes for an instant protein boost. The options are endless!

Is it healthy?

That depends on who you ask. For many, powdered peanut butter is a low-calorie, low-fat and high-protein option that helps them reach their diet and fitness goals. For others—such as those on a low-carb diet—regular peanut butter is a great source of healthy fat.

There are benefits to both types of peanut butter, so it’s up to you to determine which style fits your lifestyle.

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What’s the best powdered peanut butter brand?

There are many brands of powdered peanut butter on the market, but PB2 is the most popular. You can find a bunch of fun varieties, including the original, cocoa peanut butter and even powdered almond butter.

For a true powdered peanut butter experience, try the Naked brand. It only features one ingredient—peanuts! Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, opt for the family pack from PB Trimmed. You get seven flavors, making it easy to find a favorite.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.