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Someone a while ago asked me what the use of powdered peanut butter was asides from making low fat peanut butter.

The two key features: 1) It's a dry powder. 2) it's water soluble, and dissolves quite easily.

1) is useful for adding dry coatings to stuff. I put peanut butter powder+flour+seasoning on some baked zuchinni the other day and it was very nice! Also if you have a slightly too damp or oily sandwich the powder can dry it out eg it makes for less mushy peanut butter and banana toasted sandwiches.

2) is useful for adding peanut butter flavour to things without that annoying dissolving-in-hot-liquid step. This is especially useful for cold things like cereal or salad dressing. I'll just sprinkle peanut butter powder and fish sauce on chopped cucumbers sometimes, and just had a very tasty bowl of mock honey nut cornflakes using butterscotch syrup. It's great mixed into chia seed pudding and other cold desserts, it has enough sugar and salt to create a nice flavour.

You can also use it as an odd sort of vegan milk powder, but I only did this on holiday because I had no other option. I think you could maybe use it as a seasoned high protein flour substitute in something like no-bake date and nut balls etc.

I'm not sure what I'll do when my current jar runs out since it's not sold in Australia. I'll have to see if there's somewhere I can import it from, or I'll be a little sad!

Date: 2017-01-17 03:33 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
I'm not sure if it would be any easier to find, but kinako (roasted soy bean flour) has a very similar taste. If you have a Japanese or Asian market, you should take a look. I think I remember you're okay with some soy products and not others, so I'm also not sure if it would work for you in that regard, but might be worth a try.

Date: 2017-01-17 08:09 am (UTC)
cheshirenoir: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cheshirenoir
Huh! If you do find a local source, let us know where. I'd be curious to buy some.

Date: 2017-01-18 10:44 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: Wooden mouse shape with leather ears and dots for eyes, wrapped in a piece of green blanket (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I, too, am very interested in knowing whether you find a source, because I can think of a number of uses. And it occurs to me that I have some kind of roasted bean flour that might serve the same purpose for one of my ideas, so at the very least you have inspired me to try something!

Date: 2017-01-19 02:32 pm (UTC)
fred_mouse: Wooden mouse shape with leather ears and dots for eyes, wrapped in a piece of green blanket (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
... I need to remember to actually make it!

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