This PB2 oatmeal is the perfect way to use powdered peanut butter! Add whatever toppings you like, and you’re in for a super tasty breakfast.
PB2 fans, this ones for you!
Adding PB2 as a topping to your morning bowl of oats is a wonderful way to use powdered peanut butter to pack a little extra protein into your morning. I love oatmeal of all sorts, but I must admit... It's so much better with a little PB2 on top!
If you’re not familiar with PB2, it’s a peanut butter substitute, which comes powdered and dry. You can either use it as is or simply add water to create a peanut-butter-like sauce that’s perfect for using anywhere you’d typically add peanut butter.
Where to find PB2
PB2 is often stocked at local grocery stores, but if you’re having a hard time finding it I suggest ordering some from Amazon.
Before you shop, though, beware that PB2 can be more expensive than your usual peanut butter. However, I find it lasts a bit longer than your typical peanut butter jar, due to the fact you have to add water to make it a peanut butter consistency.
Adding PB2 to Oatmeal
After some troubleshooting, I’ve decided that the best way to add PB2 to oatmeal is by using it as a topping once the oats are cooked.
I also tried adding PB2 to the oats while they cooked, as well as stirring the powder into the warm oats. While both of those methods worked okay, I did find that adding the powder straight up made for very thick oats that somehow felt a little too dry.
The peanut powder does tend to soak up a lot of liquid, and while I usually like my oats on the thicker side, adding PB2 while they cooked just made them far too thick to enjoy. I also found that stirring in the powder left some unwanted PB2 clumps in my oats — a problem that’s totally eliminated when you add water first.
By mixing the PB2 with water to create a sauce, you create an oatmeal topping that’s perfectly peanut-y and doesn’t detract from the texture of the oatmeal.
When mixed with water, PB2 tastes almost exactly like peanut butter. It does lean a little more on the savoury side, but that’s fine if you don’t like super sweet peanut butter to begin with.
I love experimenting with new ingredients so PB2 was something that caught my eye! Some fitness fanatics use it as a peanut butter replacement due to the fact that it has less fat and more protein than “normal” peanut butter.