Make Your Own : PB2 – Lower Calorie Peanut Butter

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I’m not always one for tradition, whilst everyone is writing recipes and post’s that relate to the present winter season, I’m writing about peanut butter and my entertainment skill’s.

Today has been an unusual day for me, it’s been frantically busy and there has been a peanut butter shaped void, which is never a good thing in my very humble opinion. To give you an insight into my day; whilst trying to stay warm and entertain a 4 year old, we ran a mini race and the race setting was our living room, the course was direct and 4 laps.

The 4 year old won. 

He also won at hide and seek, it was something to do with my lack of ability to squash myself into tiny spaces but I did manage a half hearted ‘wall sit’ whilst ‘hiding‘. You see, it’s all about getting creative with mini ‘entertainment workout’s‘ and making lighter ‘Peanut Butter’. It leaves plenty of room for utterly guilt free consumption of mince pies, roast potatoes, Christmas pudding and hot chocolates laced with Bailey’s.

As this is also a busy time of year, you’ll be pleased to read that this recipe can be made in 5 minutes with no messy processor to clean out and you don’t even need many ingredients.

Why should you make this ‘Peanut Butter’ rather than dip your spoon into the deeply enjoyable and almost unbeatable ‘Real’ peanut butter?

Because it’s the perfect solution for when you run out of peanut butter, for recipes containing peanut butter and/or if you are trying to stick to careful calorie macro’s

[recipe title=”Peanut Butter 2″ =”8 Servings” time=”5 minutes” difficulty=”very easy”]

Ingredients

*40g Peanut Flour

*Quarter of a teaspoon salt

*Tablespoon honey/argave (if required)

*60ml Nut Milk

Method 

Add the peanut flour to a bowl, stir in the salt and then add the milk and sweetener, taste test and transfer to a jar and keep in the fridge and use within a month.

Depending on the type of peanut flour you use, a 15g serving would have the following macros (made with honey):

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 15 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories

47
Calories from Fat

26
Total Fat

2.9g
Saturated Fat

1.8g
Cholesterol

0mg
Sodium

1mg
Potassium

89mg
Total Carbohydrates 4.2g
Dietary Fiber 1.0g
Sugars 2.4g

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I think additions such as mixed spices or chocolate would make this absolutely incredible – Have you ever made your own peanut butter or nut butter before?

Katie

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6 Comments

  1. December 18, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Mini ‘entertainment workout’s‘ that don’t feel like a workout but are.. are the best types! Sounds like you had some fun today! 🙂

    The PB recipe sounds great and so simple to make! Yum!

    • December 23, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      It was great fun, he was so excited and such a enthusiastic ‘racer’..see I can handle fun races across living rooms nooooo problem! 🙂

  2. December 20, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    I’ve never made my own nut butter before but reckon I’d save a lot of money doing so, as I’m peanut butter crazy haha. It looks too easy not to try 🙂

    • December 23, 2014 / 8:21 pm

      It can be so expensive to buy the good stuff, I tend to go to Costco and buy it by the KG but it takes up load’s of space etc..
      However this is tasty and easy esp for emergency peanut butter moments 🙂

  3. December 22, 2014 / 9:23 am

    I love peanut butter! Although afterwards I am not very happy about my weight changes it is still my favourite addiction. It can also be a great DIY Christmas present!

    • December 23, 2014 / 8:22 pm

      I am totally feeling you, a huge chunk of my daily calories can come from Peanut Butter if I have a bit of a ‘binge’ – Oppps! But I agree, it’s lovely to gift something home made 🙂

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