I tried Bell Plantation's PB2 and you know what? It's good. I ate it regularly before I gave up peanut butter in its entirety. In fact, I won't say I haven't paid a pretty penny to have it shipped to me. A few times. I even took it with me to Europe (twice) and Africa. I wanted to try something new though.
I've seen "peanut flour" all over the internet web world, but have never been able to check it out in person because it is never. at. stores. I've checked them all. Apparently this magical peanut flour was once a staple at Trader Joe's but has since been discontinued. Argh.
After reading an unnatural amount of posts about peanut butter flour over the span of just a few days, I decided it was time to start seriously pursuing the stuff. Plus, I was out of Kal Stevia and constantly catching myself with my fingers...I mean...a spoon in the Jif jar or taking shots of Splenda. Don't judge. Okay, do.
So apparently there are a few different brands of peanut flour but the one most highly recommended to me was Protein Plus Peanut Flour, made by a peanut farm in Fitzgerald, Georgia. I love Georgia and the nutrition facts for this stuff rock. There's only one ingredient: PEANUTS.
- Our fine micro grind particle size is ideal for the beverage and dairy industry
- Easily blends cold in most cases
- Same nutritional value and great flavors as peanut flour
- No grainy aftertaste. PEANUT PROTEIN POWDER delivers a smooth, creamy consistency that enhances the taste and texture of chocolate, dairy, pastry and other products
Price: $4.50 for a 16 oz. bag at VitaCost.com
I'm in love. I bought 3 bags from VitaCost and have been eating this stuff like it is going out of style. It has turned my morning smoothies into peanut buttery goodness, and it is awesome over pasta with fish sauce for Pad Thai. However, I think my favorite use has been stirring it into a true peanut butter paste, mixing in a little grape jelly and eating with a spoon. It's filling and delicious and I plan on putting it on pretty much everything I can get my hands on. Apples, English Muffins, celery, etc. Or mixing it into everything else I can find. Homemade peanut butter hummus? Peanut butter cheesecake? Peanut butter in my cereal (check.)?
Buy it! I'm not ready to battle this out against PB2 yet, because they are both awesome, but I already love that this is not only cheaper, but also has more of a true peanut taste and doesn't have any added sugar or salt.
I need help! What other ways do you use peanut flour?