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Recipe For Lower Fat Peanut Butter Raisin Spread

Snack Attack: Lower Fat Peanut Butter Raisin Spread

I used to be addicted to peanut butter. I ate it on apples, on bread, on pretzels, on ice cream, and even straight-up on a spoon drizzled with a little honey. I thought it was OK to devour gobs and gobs of the peanut buttery goodness because it was made from all natural peanuts. Then I realized there are over 200 calories in a two-tablespoon serving. No wonder I was gaining weight way back in college.

If you're a huge fan of peanut butter, here's a healthier version you can spread on your crackers and bananas till your heart's delight. The consistency is smooth, yet a little chewy, and the flavor is phenomenal. Since it's made with peanut butter it's not low in calories or fat, but it's lower than regular peanut butter for sure. To see my simple recipe, keep reading.

Low Fat Peanut Butter Raisin Spread

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup raisins
  2. 1 cup applesauce
  3. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter

Directions

  1. Put the raisins, applesauce, and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer for eight to 10 minutes or until raisins have plumped up.
  2. Place mixture in a food processor. Add the peanut butter and pulse until smooth.
  3. Spread onto whole wheat crackers, bread, fruit slices, or celery sticks.

Makes 1 3/4 cups of spread.

2 tbsp. natural creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp. peanut butter raisin spread
Calories 210 152
Total Fat (g) 16 9.2
Saturated Fat (g) 2.5 1.4
Sodium (mg) 120 70
Carbs (g) 6 11.9
Fiber (g) 2 1.9
Sugars (g) 1 6.9
Protein (g) 8 4.9
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suzi818 suzi818 4 years
ALthough this is less in fat and calories, I don't think it's better for you. It's higher in carbs  & sugar and lower in fiber.  Also the protein is much lower.  If it's all about the fat, which recent studies have shown is a fallacy...then just get low fat pnut butter.
Jenny-Sugar Jenny-Sugar 5 years
I tried it on crackers and toast so far, but rice cakes would be yummy too!
pittsburghchick pittsburghchick 5 years
This will be perfect for when my PB & Co Cinnamon Raisin runs out! http://clairetherd.wordpress.com
SRichgirl SRichgirl 5 years
Sounds good, can't wait to try it. I'm on a low-sodium diet, so this is exciting. Will try on rice cakes since I'm also gluten-free...
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