Peanut Butter Powder Recipes: What Are They?
The first thing you need to know about peanut butter is that it’s not just one kind of nut but several different kinds. There are peanuts (which are the most common type), tree nuts like walnuts or almonds, and cashews which have a similar texture to peanuts but contain a higher percentage of protein. You’ll see all these types listed in the ingredients list on your jar of peanut butter.
Powdered peanut butter is made from ground up peanuts, water, salt and sometimes sugar. These three ingredients are combined until they form a paste. Then the mixture is stirred with a spoon until it forms into a solid mass.
It takes anywhere between 5 minutes to 1 hour to make the powder.
You may notice that some brands of peanut butter have added sweeteners such as honey or agave nectar in their formulas. These sweeteners do add sweetness to the product, but they don’t affect its nutritional value.
How Much Peanut Butter Should I Use For My Recipe?
There are two main factors when it comes to choosing how much peanut butter to use in your recipe: taste and cost. When it comes to flavor, there is no right answer. Some brands have stronger flavors than others. If you’re making a product for the first time, it might be a good idea to try out different brands to see what you like best.
In terms of cost, make sure to check the price per ounce of each peanut butter that you’re considering before you start experimenting. Some butters can be very affordable while others are significantly more expensive. You’ll need to decide how much this matters to you when choosing a brand.
How Do I Make Peanut Butter Powder?
Making your own peanut butter powder is a fairly simple process and it tastes better than the store-bought version. You’ll need a food processor or a strong blender for this recipe. You’ll also need roasted peanuts (with or without salt) and your choice of sweetener.
Start by adding a cup of roasted peanuts and a tablespoon of your preferred sweetener into the food processor and grind it together until it forms a fine powder. It should take about 1-2 minutes to grind everything into a powder. Next, you’ll need to turn the processor on and slowly add in more peanuts while the machine is on.
Keep going until you reach the consistency that you want.
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Powdered nut product by JR Durst – US Patent 3,317,325, 1967 – Google Patents