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How do I create the best Peanut Butter imitation with PB2?


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While PB2 is backordered everywhere, and even at the manufacturer's website, I wanted to ask around for ideas on how to create the best Peanut Butter substitute by combining PB2 and anything short of actual peanut butter.

Now I was hoping this thread would ONLY discuss how to use PB2 as a peanut butter SPREAD-- to go on toast or crackers. So please avoid tasty ideas of smoothies, cookies, etc.

So the official directions on reconsituting PB2 is: "Mix 2 Tablespoons of PB2 with 1 Tablespoon of water and stir until smooth."

But from what I can guess, something is still off with the consistancy, taste, etc.

Taking some wild guesses here, but would PB2 be better mixed with...

Soymilk? Margarine? Whipped cream cheese? Whipped cream? Olive oil? egg beaters? Maple syrup? Honey? Cocoa powder?

So based on the personal experiences, which mixtures have you guys found to be the most successful?

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Mix it up just like the instructions say.  It is just peanut butter that has had the moisture (oil) taken out and all you need to do is add the moisture back in.  You will get the same consistency and taste as regular peanut butter.  Try it like that first, then if you need to make adjustments go for it.  I wouldn't use margarine, that defeats the low fat properties of the PB2.  And would you mix olive oil with peanut butter?  Or put peanut butter in your scrambled eggs? Sounds gross to me.  IT'S JUST PEANUT BUTTER.

You can mix it up with jelly if you want a pb&j, but I'd still just mix it up as it is and put in on the sandwich with jelly.

You're over thinking this.  Use it just like you would any other peanut butter and enjoy.

first take the entire  jar of PB2, and place the contents in a trach can( any other waste reseptical will probably work) then get a jar of real peanut butter, and use that insted.

In other words that only thing that will give the mouth feel and taste of peanut butter is peanut butter, PB2 is good, but just not a proper analog.

i was just thinking that too... what is this obsession with some sort of dehydrated peanut butter......

 

GROSS

 

unless you are living on a space shuttle 40 million light years from a grocery store there is no reason to eat that crap!!!!!!!!!

Original Post by beowulf34319:

first take the entire  jar of PB2, and place the contents in a trach can( any other waste reseptical will probably work) then get a jar of real peanut butter, and use that insted.

That was my thought too.

Honestly, pb is full of good fats - why wouldn't you use the real thing?

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Honestly, pb is full of good fats - why wouldn't you use the real thing?

I like peanut butter.  However, I also have noooooo problem getting my full quota of good fats (and calories!) from other sources :)  So it's nice to have a low fat, low cal version of peanut butter around.  

Plus the powdery form is nifty for mixing into other things - jelly, chocolate pudding, etc....which is something I can't do as easily with regular peanut butter!

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You're not over analyzing!  It's fun to use different liquids!  I've used chocolate milk and also some smucker's sf breakfast syrup!  The possibilities are endless and really yummy.  It's fun to be creative!

Funny that you should post this.  I had decided to try PB2,  went to a store here that carried it, they were out, went back three times, still out.  The store happens to be 35 miles from home :(   They finally told me they didn't know when they would be getting any.   Maybe it was a "sign"  :)

The thing about PB2 is that 2 Tbsp, when prepared with one Tbsp water, only makes one Tbsp of peanut butter, so spoon for spoon you are not actually saving all that many calories. But each to his own.

I ordered the samples way back and still have a couple lying around, guess I wasn't that impressed, though it wasn't bad. My favorite way was to mix the powder directly with jam for pb-and-jam on toast.

Original Post by lildutchgirl79:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Honestly, pb is full of good fats - why wouldn't you use the real thing?

I like peanut butter.  However, I also have noooooo problem getting my full quota of good fats (and calories!) from other sources :)  So it's nice to have a low fat, low cal version of peanut butter around.  

Plus the powdery form is nifty for mixing into other things - jelly, chocolate pudding, etc....which is something I can't do as easily with regular peanut butter!

 Me, too. Of course I'd rather eat real peanut butter - jars and jars of it. But that's not a good idea. And I love the healthy oils from peanut butter, but I also love the oil in my salad dressing, the oil in my nutella, and the oil in other stuff I eat. So PB2 is a nice alternative to being able to enjoy the taste of peanut butter while not hogging the fat alottment for the day.

I love PB2 mixed in yogurt - yummy!

Mmm!  PB2 is good.  I don't fully replace it for "the real stuff" though- I put in oatmeal, smoothies, milkshakes, homemade muffins, cream of wheat, greek yogurt...and I get the PB2 with Chocolate :D  Also, when I have mixed it to be peanut butter-y, I use Unsweetened Almond Breeze- extra nutty flavor for, oh, a few calories extra.

Lemme know how any of those work!

<3hannah(:

i know what you mean, i've been looking forward to waking up each day hoping my pb2 arrived and i just found out yesterday that "they ran out." sheesh...but oh well it gives me something to look forward too. i'm going to just stick with fat free cream cheese/cottage cheese until the pb2 comes in. 

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They didn't announce the backorder until AFTER my order was processing for 2-3 days. I don't think I would have ordered PB2 if I knew they were out of stock.  I thought it was pretty sneaky of them, but I don't mind as long as I get the product sooner or later.

I actually like to eat my peanut butter with Miracle Whip in a 2:1 ratio on wheat bread. I wonder if a direct mixture of miracle whip and PB2 would taste good.

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