The simplest start – buttering the peanuts
This inaugural post is dedicated to a dear friend of mine, who could not think of a better thing to do than encourage me to start a blog, and her three peanut-butter-eating boys. I have been told they appreciate this peanut butter, so here I am sharing it. Thank you SSZ!
So, let’s get started. Who would have thought that peanut butter was so easy to make? All you need is roasted peanuts and a food processor.
For half a jar, you will need ONLY (I promise):
- 500 grams roasted in-shell peanuts (you can also buy them honey roasted, etc. as you like them – I prefer them natural, to feel that original peanut taste)
Just shell the peanuts (also removing their skins), put them in a food processor and start blending! It will only be some 5 minutes before they start giving in their oil and you will need only a total of 10 minutes of blending to get that rich creamy spread. And it’s ready!
Making this at home avoids you the trans-fats and refined sugars you may find in the industrial products. This is the perfect snack or breakfast staple, as peanuts are rich in energy, and are good nutrients packed with protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I eat the butter as a snack, spreading it on my rice crackers.
Store the butter in a cool/dark place, or in the fridge if you want it to last longer.