A couple years ago I ordered a popular product called PB2 that is a de-fatted peanut flour with added sugar. Sadly I found it to be lacking in flavor. More recently I have seen recipes floating around that include Byrd Mill peanut flour. After unsuccessfully searching for peanut flour of any brand locally I decided to order some of Byrd Mill since it was getting such good reviews. When my package arrived I was anxious to give it a try and hoping it would live up to the reviews.
It is available in different “roasts” which affects the amount of fat and depth of flavor.
I opted for the light roast which isn’t the lowest in fat but according to the reviews it packs a big peanut flavor. It is packed with protein, healthy fat and tons of peanut flavor!
Since I had read so many awesome reviews I took the plunge and bought a 5 pound bag.
The first thing I did was mix 2 tablespoons of peanut flour with 2 tablespoons of fat free Greek yogurt until smooth. This spread was so tasty smeared on apple slices and there was plenty of it to enjoy with every bite. Love that! I was instantly won over with peanut flour.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not giving up nut butters for peanut flour. Nut butters are delicious but also hefty in calories and fat for the serving size. When you are trying to lose weight or maintain your weight every morsel counts. Sometimes I trade in a tablespoon of healthy oil for the equivalent of a nut butter. Having said all that, peanut flour will be awesome for adding that lovely peanut flavor to a variety of recipes while helping keep the calories and fat lower.
My other experiment with peanut flour so far has been to sub it for coconut flour in the delicious filling Chocolate Fudge Protein Muffin. Oh my goodness it created a wonderful peanut butter cup flavor! You have to try it.
Of course it would be wonderful tossed into a protein shake, mixed in pancake batter, made into a sauce or added to my frozen yogurt recipe.
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Have you tried peanut flour? Have any recipes to share?
Do you eat nut butters?