My original post on this dip was erased in a harried moment where I was attempting to quickly add a link while my toddler was needing my attention. Rather than do something quickly, I erased the whole kit and kaboodle. So if this looks different than you remember, that is why: And if I forgot to link back to your blog hop again, let me know! I had to re-write the whole darn thing and rediscover all of the links in this post (which happens to be quite of few mind you!). Sigh. The life of the mommy blogger!
Think chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough, because that is what this is, only WAY HEALTHIER! This is a healthful, protein filled snack for anyone, and delicious along side some fresh fruit or or spread on some graham crackers (or just eat it by the spoonful!) This recipe came about when I was cleaning out and refreshing the organization in my pantry. I discovered an as yet unused bag of peanut flour from Trader Joe’s. I had no idea what to do with it, but felt I had to use it up. What I discovered was this flour is no longer carried at Trader Joe’s, and that many are very sad about it. And while not as convenient, the same product is still available: Southern Grace Farms makes the same peanut flour as was sold in Trader Joe’s. It is sold in many online venues for about $5/bag, less for bulk purchases of course! This recipe was inspired by Food Fitness & Fun.
And now I get the near cult following this flour has. After learning about the nutrition information, I was hooked too:
Peanut Flour is an amazing little gem of a flour, all the nutrients and a fraction of the fat, here is some information:
Peanut flour is a dry powder formed after the partial extraction of oil from the roasted peanut seed. It is used to add flavor and protein to processed baked goods, nutrition bars and snacks, as well as to marinades, sauces and dressings. Worldwide, peanut flours have been limited to use by industrial food processors as a major food ingredient. While peanuts are about 25 % protein, peanut flour is about 50 % protein. That’s because the process of mechanically removing fatty oil from roasted peanuts enriches the levels of the remaining peanut components. The resulting flour is naturally low in fat, high in protein and relatively low in carbohydrates.
1/4 cup of peanut flour is 110 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 mg sodium, 4 grams of fiber, and 16 grams of protein! Compare that with peanut butter… 1/4 cup is 379 calories, 32.5 g fat, 296 mg sodium (salted PB), 3.75 grams fiber, and 16 grams of protein.
1 cup peanut flour
1 cup water or non-dairy milk
2-4 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or other sweetener), to taste
1/4 cup chocolate chips (to taste)
Mix all the ingredients together until well blended. Add more sweetener or liquid to suit your preferences.
Here some additional recipes to enjoy with peanut flour!
Krispy Treats @ Healthful Sense