Powdered Peanut Butter – PB2

Bell Plantation PB2 - Powdered Peanut Butter

One of my favorite snacks and food ingredients is now better than ever – it’s a lightweight powder! Check out Bell Plantation’s PB2 powdered peanut butter products.Their unique process removes over 85% of the fat from the peanuts. The oil is squeezed out of roasted peanuts and what remains is their famous powdered peanut butter – all natural with no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

When you mix water or a favorite drink with PB2 you get the same consistency as full-fat peanut butter, with all the roasted peanut flavor, but 85% less fat calories.

Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, and salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
(Value and (%) Daily Value)

  • Calories: 45
  • Calories from fat: 13
  • Total fat: 1.5g (2%)
  • Saturated fat: 0g (0%)
  • Trans fat: <0.01g
  • Cholesterol: <0.01mg (0%)
  • Sodium: 94mg (4%)
  • Total carbohydrates: 5g (2%)
  • Dietary fiber: 2g (8%)
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: <1%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: <1%
  • Iron: 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 

On the Trail:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons (12g / 45cal) of PB2 with 1 tablespoon of water and stir until smooth.
  • Can be mixed directly with jelly or jam for a PB2 and jelly sandwich.
  • Dip fruit directly into powder.

I can think of so many great uses for a powdered version of peanut butter. It’s also much easier to pack and carry now. Has anyone used this or any other brands of powdered peanut butter?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11206783586275503661 Julie

    Mmmm…PB is my personal vice and it’s hard for me to have it in the house and not eat it by the spoonful. This might do the trick though. Where can I purchase this? I live in Houston and have pretty good access to a lot of retailers.

    Thanks!

  • http://outdoorswith.me/ Chris Wallace

    Caloric density goes from ~ 167 cal/oz to ~ 106 cal/oz so you wind up carrying more weight to achieve the same amount of calories. We’ve become way too obsessed with fat being bad, which isn’t the complete truth. Nut fat is very good for us, especially in a lightweight backpacking scenario. I’ll take my nut butters with all the wonderful fats and oils included please. :-)

  • http://sectionhiker.com/ Philip Werner

    Hmmm. I was hoping they’d keep the fat in. This is sort of like dehydrated beer without the alcohol. I carry olive oil for an extra shot of calories in my dinners.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09628095804170935682 Brian

    Julie, I’m not sure what stores, if any, carry this, but it looks like you can order it online directly from the manufacturer.

    Chris, Philip, you’re both spot on. This is great for weight savings but totally misses the point of why a lot of us like to carry peanut butter in the first place, besides it being yummy of course!

    This is just one brand of powdered peanut butter and one that it seems is more geared towards people who are watching their calorific and fat intake. I believe there are some other powdered peanut butter manufacturers that do not strip out the peanut oil/fat.

    Has anyone found other brands of powdered peanut butter online? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some before.

  • http://www.takealonghike/ Ray Anderson

    Yes, nut fat is supposed to good for you, but I can get addicted to regular peanut butter. I’m going to try this.

  • http://sticksblog.com/ Stick

    I haven’t tried this before, but I will have to. Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09717971522941648839 Mr. B

    Could you include a picture of the nutrition Facts label?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09628095804170935682 Brian

    Mr. B, I couldn’t find an image of the nutritional information on their website. I’ve added the information in text form as part of the post above. Hope that helps.

  • Anonymous

    Coconut oil could be stirred back into the powder. I’ve read that CO has fats that might be even better than PB’s.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09628095804170935682 Brian

    Mr. B, I couldn’t find an image of the nutritional information on their website. I’ve added the information in text form as part of the post above. Hope that helps.

  • Ray Anderson

    Yes, nut fat is supposed to good for you, but I can get addicted to regular peanut butter. I’m going to try this.

  • http://outdoorswith.me/ Chris Wallace

    Caloric density goes from ~ 167 cal/oz to ~ 106 cal/oz so you wind up carrying more weight to achieve the same amount of calories. We’ve become way too obsessed with fat being bad, which isn’t the complete truth. Nut fat is very good for us, especially in a lightweight backpacking scenario. I’ll take my nut butters with all the wonderful fats and oils included please. :-)

  • Ejpeterson83

    I purchased this BB2 online to make a chocolate Peanut Butter Beer. I know, I know, sounds odd, but its fantastic!! had to purchase 4- 1lb packages to ship, but only use one for the brew. I have been wondering what other folks use theirs for. The advantage of this stuff in the beer is that even if I crushed regular peanuts, the oil would still be present and  can spoil the batch.

  • Ejpeterson83

    I purchased this BB2 online to make a chocolate Peanut Butter Beer. I know, I know, sounds odd, but its fantastic!! had to purchase 4- 1lb packages to ship, but only use one for the brew. I have been wondering what other folks use theirs for. The advantage of this stuff in the beer is that even if I crushed regular peanuts, the oil would still be present and  can spoil the batch.