If you’ve recently wandered the aisles of your local health food store, you’ve probably spotted jars of PB2 lurking on the shelves next to the more familiar lineup of nut butters. What is PB2, and how does it differ from standard peanut butter? A form of powdered peanut butter made by slow-roasting and dehydrating premium peanuts to remove the added oil and fat, PB2 retains the flavor of traditional peanut butter, but with a fraction of the fat and calories. A 2-tablespoon serving of PB2 clocks in at 45 calories and 1 gram of fat per 2-tablespoon serving, compared to 190 calories and 16 grams of fat in normal peanut butters.
Nutrition stats aside, there are several reasons to go nuts for powered peanut butter. When mixed with water, PB2 makes a delectable guilt-free spread for apple slices, crackers, PB&J sandwiches and more. But beyond that, the possibilities for PB2 are endless. This sure-to-be pantry staple can be used as a flavorful addition to smoothies, oatmeal, soup, salad dressing and even potatoes. Below, we’ve rounded up 14 innovative uses for powdered peanut butter.
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