It wasn’t that long ago that I first heard about powdered peanut butter. I was intrigued, to say the least. I am a huge fan of nut butters, so I was excited when Betty Lou’s sent me a sample of their organic powdered peanut butter to sample.
Each serving (2 Tablespoons) contains only 45 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. Normal peanut butter contains 180-200 calories & 16 grams of fat! The ingredients are simple:
Organic peanuts, organic coconut sugar, sea salt.
Breakfast for me always involves a nut butter of some kind. I decided to give this powdered peanut butter a try on my rice cakes. I mixed 2 Tbsp. of the powdered peanut butter with 1 Tbsp. of water, per package instructions. Much to my surprise, the mixture had almost the same texture as regular peanut butter! The one thing I noticed is that 2 Tbsp. of the powdered peanut butter isn’t quite 2 Tbsp. of regular peanut butter in the amount it produces. I typically use roughly 2 Tbsp. each morning and needed to make another batch of the powdered peanut butter to have the equivalent.
I was surprised at how much this tasted like real peanut butter! It did seem a little sweeter to me, but the nut butter I use normally is not sweetened, so that could be why. The only complaint I have about it on my rice cakes was that it made them a little soggy on the top, which may be corrected with a little less water. I did not have the same issue when I had the powdered peanut butter on waffles. In addition to mixing with water & using in place of peanut butter, the powdered peanut butter can also be used in shakes or your favorite recipes.
More about Betty Lou’s:
Everyone wants to feel their best, and when I decided to remove refined sugar from my family’s diet 32 years ago, I began creating recipes that were made with honey and brown rice syrup instead. Children know what they like, and my sons were my very first taste-testers. As I fine-tuned the recipes my boys’ friends took notice, and soon I had the most popular yard in the neighborhood! I was like the mom with Kool-Aid(tm) in the TV commercial.
I chose “Just Great Stuff… and Plenty of it!” as our motto because it truly reflects the dedication that we have to the quality of our products. I always use the best, healthiest, cutting edge ingredients because I believe that they taste better and make you feel better.
Today we still make Nut Butter Balls as well as our very popular layered Fruit Bars, Powdered Peanut Butter (with 85% less fat than regular peanut butter!), Low Glycemic Protein Shakes, Cookies and a line of Organic Just Great Stuff Bars that contain interesting, whole food ingredients… like organic cacao nibs, freeze-dried acai and raspberries, goji berries, mangoes, bananas and even freeze-dried spinach, kale and broccoli sprouts.
Every day at Betty Lou’s we challenge the notion that healthy, all-natural, gluten-free products have to compromise on taste. We’ve proven that the opposite can be true! Our delicious products have been made that way from the beginning and it’s what we do best!
Each 6.34 oz. jar of powdered peanut butter costs $9.49 and can be purchased on the Betty Lou’s website. It may also be available in a local store, but since it is a new product, it is best to check here or call first.
Have you tried powdered peanut butter? What did you think?
***The product reviewed in this post was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.