The What’s What
Recently we were given the opportunity to test PPB powdered peanut butter by Hale Naturals. You can read more about their products here: www.halenaturals.com.
We each received a jar of Original PPB, Sweetened with Stevia PPB, and Chocolate Flavour PPB to try in our kitchens and test out in new recipes. Find links to our recipes using PPB Two Ways at the bottom of this page.
What is it?
Powdered peanut butter is slow roasted peanuts that have been pressed to remove most of the fat and oil. This creates a peanut butter flour that contains 70% less fat than traditional peanut butter but is high in fiber and protein. This product is also certified gluten free.
What is PPB used in?
Powdered peanut butter can be prepared as needed by mixing 2 tbsp of PPB with 1 tbsp of water. It has a variety uses such as in smoothies, baking, cooking, dressings, sauces, and more.
What does it look like?
PPB is a fine brown powder with a similar texture to flour. The three types we sampled came in 180 gram, plastic containers.
What is the nutritional profile of PPB?
A 12 gram serving of PPB has 1.73 grams of fat, 4.82 grams of protein and 53.4 calories.
Product Review Q&A
After testing PPB for a few weeks in our kitchens, we each completed a Q&A for our product review without discussing it beforehand. Interestingly enough, we both had similar thoughts on PPB!
1. When I first heard about PPB I thought:
Sandhya: Delicious! I have used another brand of PPB before and have loved it in smoothies.
Jennifer: I knew that PPB was powdered peanut butter, but I had never used it prior to this product review. I didn’t know why someone would opt for powdered versus the regular style peanut butter, but now I know it contains less fat!
2. I love using PPB for/in:
Sandhya: Smoothies! Nothing like a PPB, chocolate and banana smoothie, yummy!
Jennifer: Smoothies! It’s a great addition for pre/post workout since it’s high protein and low fat.
3. I would like to try using it in:
Sandhya: Savoury dishes, like peanut sauces or Thai noodle salad. I would also like to try rolling a Wellness Truffle in it because those flavors would definitely go well together.
Jennifer: Banana Ice Cream! I think it would be delicious since banana and peanut butter are made for each other, and the PPB could be blended in without turning the ice cream into a liquid. I’m going to test out the chocolate flavor PPB in a banana ice cream next.
4. My favorite thing about PPB is:
Sandhya: How well it incorporates into recipes. We happen to be a peanut butter loving family but incorporating regular peanut butter into food is tricky. It’s greasy and you need a lot of it to get the peanut butter flavor. PPB is the perfect solution to this problem.
Jennifer: The low fat content. The PPB can be a wonderful flavor addition to many dishes, smoothies, and sauces for those that need to watch their fat consumption.
5. My least favorite thing about PPB is:
Sandhya: That there isn’t an unsweetened version. Even though I don’t mind stevia, my kids don’t care for it. If there was an unsweetened version I could use my own favorite natural sweeteners to get the desired sweetness.
Jennifer: I don’t think it’s for everyone. I wouldn’t necessarily opt for it over the regular style for my son Mattias, as he needs the extra fat in his diet.
6. I would rate PPB ? out of 5 because:
Sandhya: 4 out of 5 because it’s works so well in savory and sweet recipes where peanut butter is required, especially in smoothies! I wouldn’t necessarily reach for it for my kids as I want them to have all the fat of regular peanut butter but for those who want to watch their fat or calorie intake but still want to fulfill their peanut butter cravings, PPB works perfectly.
Jennifer: 4 out of 5 because it’s a great alternative for peanut butter lovers that are concerned with the high calories in the regular style. Because of the lower fat it’s not as creamy or rich tasting when mixed with water, so I think it’s best consumed mixed with other ingredients, like in smoothies, sauces, etc.
PPB Two Ways