Peanut butter is an easy (and delicious) way to add protein to various menu items.
The Power of Protein
A recent Technomic MenuMonitor study found that 75 percent of people perceive foods high in protein as being healthier, and 39 percent are willing to pay extra for them. This is an opportunity not only for QSR and FSR, but university, corporate and hospitality foodservice businesses as well.
Peanut Butter Protein Boosts
Give low-protein foods a boost by incorporating peanut butter in more items.
From ready-to-eat hot and cold cereals to bakery goods and sweet breads, breakfast gets a protein-packed power boost from peanut butter. Bake it in, or spread it on — you can’t go wrong. And don’t forget about smoothies and on-the-go beverages!
Now Trending: Toast
With Toast Bars popping up around the country, peanut butter is an ideal toast topper because of its endless flavor combinations. Try honey or chocolate chips for sweeter options, or experiment with savory flavors like Sriracha or pickles.
From Soup to Nuts
Add ground peanuts or peanut butter to soups and stews to thicken the stock, or use as a substitute for traditional roux (a mixture of butter and flour used to give a silky texture to the soup base) for a vegan and gluten-free option.
Good to Know! Facts and figures about peanut butter + nutrition.
Peanut butter is a nutrient-rich food, joining the ranks of avocado and hard-boiled eggs as a topping for everything!
All-natural peanut powder is made by crushing peanuts to remove most of the oil, resulting in a nutrient-dense food that has more than twice the protein of all-purpose flour.
There are no GMO peanuts on the market. In fact, the modern-day peanut is 99.9% identical to its ancestors.
In addition to its protein content (8 grams per serving), peanut butter also contains fiber (2 grams per serving).