Make this skinny Peanut Butter Fruit Dip with Cacao Nibs using peanut butter powder in just 3 minutes! It's perfect for dipping fruit, crackers, and spreading on toast.
This peanut butter dip is so much healthier than eating peanut butter out of the jar!!
Who else is a peanut butter lover who's sometimes been caught eating peanut butter straight out of the jar. I freakin' LOVE peanut butter and wish I could eat it all day long and not gain weight.
That is certainly not the case for me, so I had to come up with a healthier way to curb my peanut butter cravings and this skinny peanut butter dip is it!
It uses peanut powder, which is my new obsession. I was STOKED when I first learned about peanut powder. If you're curious to know more about peanut powder and all the ways you can use it, keep reading. Otherwise, jump to the part about this peanut butter fruit dip recipe.
Related recipe: Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwiches
By the way, if you're looking for other easy or healthy dessert recipes, here are a few:
- Fruit Salad with yogurt key lime dressing. Protein, probiotics, fruit - the perfect healthy dessert!
- Healthy Chocolate Hummus
- Mango Whipped Cottage Cheese. A creamy, delicious mango-flavored silky smooth cottage cheese. Great for a healthy breakfast or healthy after-dinner treat.
- Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese - healthy, tasty, delicious!
- Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dip. This one is definitely not as healthy, but OH SO GOOD and ready in just a few minutes without any baking or fussing
- Dulce de Leche Wafer Cake. This is a stunning no-bake cake that uses just 3 ingredients and needs about 15 minutes of prep time. It is so addicting and so so tasty. This easy recipe serves 12-16 people and should be made a day in advance, so it's perfect for parties and potlucks.
- Mulberry Puff Pastry Danishes. Puff pastry always makes for a great easy dessert. These "danishes" are topped with fresh mulberries and an easy cream cheese filling. You can use fresh blueberries or blackberries if you don't have mulberries on hand!
What is peanut powder?
Peanut powder is ground up peanuts after they have been pressed to remove most of the oil (fat). It's light and fluffy and tastes JUST LIKE PEANUTS because it is peanuts.
Whoever came up with the idea of selling peanut powder is a freakin' genius because it is what remains from peanut oil production. They took what is essentially a byproduct and starting making money off it.
And I am obsessed with peanut powder, so TAKE ALL MY MONEY.
Luckily, peanut powder is very inexpensive. You can get a big container of organic peanut powder for just over $10, and it will last you way longer than a jar of peanut butter. I like this one here, but honestly, I've never met a peanut powder I didn't like.
You can use peanut butter powder in so many ways - stir it into yogurt, oatmeal, cottage cheese, sprinkle it on ice cream, or use it in this Peanut Butter Bacon Rice Krispies Treats recipe for an amazing sweet and salty flavor combination!
Is peanut powder keto?
Most brands of peanut powder are not keto because they have sugar added. If you're looking to keep it keto, try a sugar-free peanut powder, such as this one. It's sweetened with monk fruit and erythritol, which are both keto-friendly sweeteners.
Is peanut powder gluten-free?
Yes, peanut powder is gluten-free! It doesn't have any wheat ingredients in it. However, if you have a gluten allergy, you should definitely double check that the peanut powder is not made in a facility that also processes wheat products.
Is peanut powder the same as peanut flour?
Mostly. Peanut flour is typically just ground de-fatted peanuts without any flavor. Peanut powder typically has a tiny bit of salt or sugar, because it is basically a "just-add-water" low-fat peanut butter powder, and peanut butter does typically contains salt or sugar.
Flavored peanut powder??
Yes, ya'll!! That exists. The most common flavors are chocolate peanut butter (because HELLO CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN), but there are a bunch of other fun flavors, such as blueberry cobbler peanut butter, party cake peanut powder, pb & jelly peanut powder, and pumpkin spice peanut powder.
I've only tried the chocolate one and of course it is good, but honestly, you can make your own by adding a bit of hot chocolate mix or cocoa powder, or drizzling in a bit of chocolate syrup.
I would rather have a blank slate peanut powder and just make my own flavors by adding pumpkin spice or cake sprinkles and a bit of sugar if I am craving a party cake peanut butter.
Other uses for peanut powder
If you're totally sold on this peanut powder idea, here are a few other ways you can use it. Basically, peanut powder is a good substitute anytime you want the peanut butter flavor without the extra calories.
Try it in:
- this Sweet Potato Peanut Soup (make sure you get unflavored unsweetened peanut powder otherwise you might end up with dessert soup!)
- hot chocolate (just add a pinch or two to your mug and stir)
- coffee (add a pinch to the ground beans before brewing, or stir it into your mug of coffee
- use it as a drizzle on top of brownies
- use it as a spread on toast, topped with fresh fruit, chia seeds, and/or a pinch of cinnamon
- use it in a skinny version of peanut butter jelly sandwiches
Healthy peanut butter fruit dip
So about this dip. It is so good and totally satisfies my peanut butter cravings. Plus as a bonus, it gets me to eat more fresh fruit.
It is made with just a few simple ingredients:
- agave syrup
- cacao nibs
- cinnamon (optional)
- chia seeds (optional)
Basically, all you need are peanut powder and water. You can add agave syrup as a sweetened if you prefer, or use a pinch of sugar or honey.
If you're trying to keep it keto, then use a sugar-free peanut powder (such as this one) keto-approved sweetened instead of agave, or skip the sweetened altogether.
Chia seeds and cinnamon are totally optional ingredients. I add them because the cinnamon adds a bit of flavor and the chia seeds add a little crunch and some nutrients to this dip.
What are cacao nibs?
Cacao nibs are tiny little pieces of cacao beans. They are packed with antioxidants and are super healthy for you.
To be totally honest, they are kind of bitter and are not for everyone. Cacao nibs are pretty much 100% dark chocolate without anything to mellow out the flavor.
If you are not into that, you can use mini chocolate chips for this peanut dip, or skip the cacao nibs altogether. But if you're adventurous, try some cacao nibs! Get them here.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
- 1 cup peanut butter powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or adjust to taste, see notes for keto-friendly options)
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs (Optional, for extra antioxidants and crunch)
- 1 pinch cinnamon (Optional, for extra flavor)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (Optional, for extra nutrients and crunch)
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Serve with fruit, such as sliced bananas and apples.
- This dip will keep well in the fridge for a few days. It will thicken in the fridge, so bring it to room temperature or microwave a few seconds before serving, or add a splash of water and stir until the water is incorporated
- The nutrition facts estimate do not include the optional ingredients. Actual calories and nutrition will vary depending on brand of peanut powder used