"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Terms & Techniques
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
JMediger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,178
How to make whipped peanut butter ... help!

Hello All ...
I'm in my car most of the day for my job so am always looking for ideas for lunch and snacks that are easy to eat but still somewhat good for me. I make baggies of veggies on Sundays and make dill dip to go with it but it's getting old so I thought "Hey! peanut butter goes with celery and carrots, what about a little container in the car?" It doesn't really work ... too thick to "dip" and I ended up eating more than I really wanted to. I recently saw Jif came out with a whipped peanut butter but I'm trying to get away from processed foods and have been making my own peanut butter.

Here's my question ... can I whip my own peanut butter to make whipped peanut butter? Has anyone done this? Thoughts? Ideas?

__________________

__________________
JMediger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
merstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,002
I've never tried it, but you can add a little milk to thin it out, then whip/beat it in a processor or mixer. You can also add a little oil if needed.
__________________

__________________
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces."
merstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,084
The only way to get a whipped texture with peanut butter is hydrogenated oils. Jif uses fully hydrogenated oil (supposedly doesn't contain trans fats when fully hydrogenated), meaning that it will whip. If you were to take regular Jif and whip it in a kitchenaid in a few minutes you would have a much lighter whipped product, if you were to do the same with natural peanut butter you wouldn't be able to achieve the same results.

I find that the "no stir" brand name natural peanut butters such as Jif, Skippy, and Peter Pan they are made with palm oil and are a bit softer and may be easier to dip.
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
The Dude Abides
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bermuda Native in D.C./NoVA
Posts: 5,324
Send a message via AIM to TATTRAT Send a message via Yahoo to TATTRAT Send a message via Skype™ to TATTRAT
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakechef View Post
The only way to get a whipped texture with peanut butter is hydrogenated oils. Jif uses fully hydrogenated oil (supposedly doesn't contain trans fats when fully hydrogenated), meaning that it will whip. If you were to take regular Jif and whip it in a kitchenaid in a few minutes you would have a much lighter whipped product, if you were to do the same with natural peanut butter you wouldn't be able to achieve the same results.
.
Indeed, and while there are no trans-fats, whipped, aerated oil still is a health risk as it is supposed to be harder to process/breakdown, but that is another story.

Short of this, OP, you could make more of a peanut butter mousse, basicly peanut butter folded into whipped cream with a little gelatin, OR a better/easier alternative, and 100% shelf stable, fold in 50% peanut butter to 50% marshmallow fluff. basically, fluffernutter in a jar.

An amazing, dip-able, no adulteration needed, some will say even healthy alternative: Nutella.
__________________
flickr
TATTRAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,893
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
How about filling the hollows of the celery stalks with peanut butter at home? My mum used to put those in my school lunches.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 06:02 AM   #6
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,006
I would try beating a combination of cream cheese and peanut butter.

taxlady, my mom did it too, lol!

ants on a log

__________________
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 09:06 AM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,914
Some other options for healthy dips are tzatziki made with Greek yogurt, hummus, guacamole and pesto. If you have a small cooler, you can make salad in a jar for lunch: http://karenknichols.blogspot.ca/201...ar-salads.html
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: California's Big Valley
Posts: 810
I think I would prefer loading the celery with peanut butter rather than using a dipping method. Once you introduce what ever is clinging to the celery, you will need to refrigerate the peanut butter unless you are consuming quickly.
__________________
Oldvine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,893
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldvine View Post
I think I would prefer loading the celery with peanut butter rather than using a dipping method. Once you introduce what ever is clinging to the celery, you will need to refrigerate the peanut butter unless you are consuming quickly.
Good point.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #10
Head Chef
 
JMediger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,178
Thank you all for your ideas ... I've done the stuffed celery but that helps only the celery . I really want to find a way to make peanut butter "dippable" for the other veggies, and sometimes fruit, that I have.

I do have a cooler that I pack with everything for the day ... breakfast, lunch, and snacks as well as my little ice pack.

I'll keep searching for ideas ... thank you again!
__________________

__________________
JMediger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
butter, how to, peanut butter

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.