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mcsweem
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02/24/2020 01:34PM
Does anyone here take powdered peanut butter with them? I've never tried it but I've wondered how it compares to the jar stuff. I would think powdered would save some weight.
 
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JimmyJustice
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02/24/2020 02:45PM
Nope. Sounds icky.
I did see individual packs recently and that caught my interest. Of course it creates an environmental waste issue with the single use/multiple use conundrum.
 
bombinbrian
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02/24/2020 02:54PM
I just bought some to try for that very reason. It's really pretty good in my opinion. My wife also bought a jar that had chocolate with it and I wasn't a fan of that. Walmart has some. Spend $3 and find out.
 
voyager
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02/24/2020 03:07PM
I tried it at home a couple of years ago, didn't like it. Mixed it with water and poured it on a stump for the critters. They didn't like it either. It wasn't that convenient either.
 
02/24/2020 03:36PM
I have been wanting to try some powdered peanut butter ever since I saw this video about bushwhacker oats.

 
straighthairedcurly
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02/24/2020 03:40PM
I use the powdered PB in recipes for camping (Thai peanut noodles, choco/PB/banana breakfast smoothie). I have not yet mixed it up as peanut butter to spread on something and probably won't because I like to carry my PB already premixed with oats, powdered milk, and honey (Matt Food). Powdered PB does not have as high a fat content as regular PB so I am not sure it would have the same texture rehydrated. But it is delicious in recipes.
 
02/24/2020 03:48PM
straighthairedcurly: "I use the powdered PB in recipes for camping (Thai peanut noodles, choco/PB/banana breakfast smoothie). I have not yet mixed it up as peanut butter to spread on something and probably won't because I like to carry my PB already premixed with oats, powdered milk, and honey (Matt Food)."

Do you have a preferred Thai peanut noodle recipe?

Are you carrying some kind of dried honey?

 
mcsweem
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02/24/2020 03:56PM
bombinbrian: "I just bought some to try for that very reason. It's really pretty good in my opinion. My wife also bought a jar that had chocolate with it and I wasn't a fan of that. Walmart has some. Spend $3 and find out.

That's the one I saw they other day I'll have to try it > "
 
02/24/2020 05:48PM
I brought some last year and added it to my oat meal. I thought it was comparable to most brands. I thought about replacing my hydrated peanut butter with it. I like to use it to make sandwiches, but having to mix it every time I wanted some didn’t appeal to me, especially if I’m on a travel day.
 
straighthairedcurly
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02/24/2020 07:36PM
rdgbwca: "straighthairedcurly: "I use the powdered PB in recipes for camping (Thai peanut noodles, choco/PB/banana breakfast smoothie). I have not yet mixed it up as peanut butter to spread on something and probably won't because I like to carry my PB already premixed with oats, powdered milk, and honey (Matt Food)."


Do you have a preferred Thai peanut noodle recipe?


Are you carrying some kind of dried honey?


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I have been experimenting with The Yummy Life instant meals. Trying them out before I take my solo. The Yummy Life

No dried honey. I mix my Matt Food before I leave home with regular creamy PB and honey and then add oats and powdered milk until the consistency makes nice balls without being sticky. There is more info in the Recipes forum.
 
02/24/2020 08:48PM
It depends on what you want to use it for - it's OK to add some flavor to other things, but most of the fat - and calories - is removed. Besides the fact it tastes great, I like it as a concentrated source of calories. The dried doesn't provide that. It's slightly less than 1/3 the calories per weight - 60 vs. 190.
 
yogi59weedr
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02/24/2020 09:17PM
Give me Skippy or give me death
 
Banksiana
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02/24/2020 11:14PM
What's it "powered" by?
 
jhb8426
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02/25/2020 12:16AM
yogi59weedr: "Give me Skippy or give me death"

My feelings exactly. What's the point? A jar of skippy is not that heavy to carry and having to re-hydrate seems like a bit of a bother to me. Just gimme the real stuff.
 
02/25/2020 02:12AM
I bought some to try way back and it seemed ok. But as a steady diet you could tell it is lacking something. I think it would be best added to more then a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
 
jfinn
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02/25/2020 06:11AM
For saving weight, this isn't the way to go. The serving size is reduced and the fat has been sucked out. 3.3 KCal per gram v. 5.9 KCal per gram for real peanut butter.

If you are looking to use this as a additive to a recipe, then ok. Otherwise, pass. If you want to work on efficient weight and food, look to dense foods with a high fat content. Seeds, nuts and oils that are stable and that sort of thing tend to give you the most bang for your buck or bang per ounce.

Good luck.

John
 
mjmkjun
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02/25/2020 06:12AM
Compared to the taste of PB in jars it's terrible. People use it in a blender concoctions drink to add protein content but even that is marginal.
 
tumblehome
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02/25/2020 07:11AM
nctry: "I bought some to try way back and it seemed ok. But as a steady diet you could tell it is lacking something. "

It's lacking the sugar that makes it taste sweet as most regular peanut butter has.

I use it exclusively when I camp. But I camp solo so ounces equal pounds. I love the stuff and it's healthier for you than regular peanut butter. A small amount goes a long way and you could add some sugar if it's too bland.

We're not talking veggie meat here. Dried peanut butter is real peanut butter so if it tastes funny, part of it is in your head. I think it's a bonanza for saving weight and space. And yes, it's awesome in protein shakes too.

Tom
 
A1t2o
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02/25/2020 08:15AM
Seems to me that to dehydrate peanut butter you would have to pull all the oil out of it. So to truly rehydrate you would need to add oil, preferably peanut oil, back to it. Seems like a wash as far as weight goes. I know that people add water to reconstitute it, but then it is something different and you are missing out on the fat. I would just bring actual peanut butter if you want it. Like others have said, it is calorie dense so decreasing it's weight loses more than it gains.
 
02/25/2020 08:55AM
straighthairedcurly:
I have been experimenting with The Yummy Life instant meals. Trying them out before I take my solo. The Yummy Life


No dried honey. I mix my Matt Food before I leave home with regular creamy PB and honey and then add oats and powdered milk until the consistency makes nice balls without being sticky. There is more info in the Recipes forum."


Those Yummy Life recipes look like they are worth a try. Thanks for the link.
 
Minnesotian
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02/25/2020 10:01AM

I've used the PB2 in recipes and it works for that, but I didn't like it just on it's own.

I actually pack Justin's Peanut Butter in individual packets for certain trips. That or almond butter. Better taste then the PB2 stuff.
 
02/25/2020 10:34AM
boonie: "It depends on what you want to use it for - it's OK to add some flavor to other things, but most of the fat - and calories - is removed. Besides the fact it tastes great, I like it as a concentrated source of calories. The dried doesn't provide that. It's slightly less than 1/3 the calories per weight - 60 vs. 190."

+1. The big advantage of real PB is per weight it has a lot of fat calories. Powdered PB does not have the fat calories. I have not tried powdered for this reason.
 
CampSR
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02/25/2020 12:50PM
Banksiana: "What's it "powered" by?"
+1
LOL :)
 
02/25/2020 01:02PM
Banksiana: "What's it "powered" by?"

I thought it would give me superpowers. Was hoping for super paddling speed, but will settle for x-ray vision.
 
02/25/2020 01:10PM
I have been looking into powdered peanut butter a little further.

It seems like a small package from Walmart might be a good way to try it.

I say that after I came across this review. Who among us hasn't bought to much of something at Costco?

(I can neither confirm nor deny that I am sitting on a 2 year supply of kleenex that was purchased on sale at Costco.)
 
arm2008
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02/25/2020 07:51PM
I use it in low carb recipes in place of peanut flour. I bought some a few years ago, but now I replenish my supply by picking it up at work when people leave mostly full containers out for other people to take because they don't like it :D

Never bothered trying to rehydrate it, could tell it was a lost cause.
 
x2jmorris
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02/29/2020 09:56AM
There are some things worth the extra weight... PB looks like one of them ;)
 
03/01/2020 06:35PM
tumblehome: "nctry: "I bought some to try way back and it seemed ok. But as a steady diet you could tell it is lacking something. "


It's lacking the sugar that makes it taste sweet as most regular peanut butter has.


I use it exclusively when I camp. But I camp solo so ounces equal pounds. I love the stuff and it's healthier for you than regular peanut butter. A small amount goes a long way and you could add some sugar if it's too bland.


We're not talking veggie meat here. Dried peanut butter is real peanut butter so if it tastes funny, part of it is in your head. I think it's a bonanza for saving weight and space. And yes, it's awesome in protein shakes too.


Tom"






I found it messed with digestive issues... btw... you assume I eat jiffy or skippy.
 
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