- Calories: 190
- Protein: 7 g
- Total Fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 40 g
- Dietary Fiber: 4 g
- Total Sugar: 17 g
- Natural Sugar: 14 g
- Added Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 160 g
When you’re in the mood for some chocolate goodness, it’s time for my joyful “peanutella.” This spread is insanely delish and comes packed with protein and a rich, chocolatey flavor that rivals the iconic chocolate hazelnut spread we all know and looove… but for far fewer calories, carbs and sugar. My house is officially hooked. Spread a generous layer of this heavenly topping on whole-grain toast and add sliced bananas for a dose of heart-healthy potassium. Not bananas for bananas? Swap the berry (yes, fun fact: bananas are actually berries because they have many little seeds that are protected by the sweet fruit and peel) for blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries. It’s a toast-worthy slice of heaven.
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Peanutella (Chocolate PB Spread):
- • ¾ cup powdered peanut butter*
- • ¼ cup cocoa powder
- • 3 tablespoons sugar
- • Pinch of salt
- • 6 to 8 tablespoons water
*If you don’t have powdered peanut butter, see recipe in directions for using traditional creamy peanut butter.
- • 1 slice whole grain toast
- • 1 to 2 tablespoons Peanutella
- • 1 banana, sliced in rounds
- • Other berries for topping, optional
TO MAKE THE PEANUTELLA: Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. If it’s too stiff and thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional water and continue to stir until you reach a spreadable-velvety consistency.
If using creamy peanut butter, soften ¼ cup peanut butter in microwave (about 30 seconds) and then stir in 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons sugar, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix until smooth and well-blended. Add a 3rd tablespoon water if it’s too thick.
TO MAKE THE TOAST: Top your whole grain toast with 1 to 2 tablespoons of Peanutella and layer with bananas and other preferred fruit.
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