To make peanut butter at home just grind it with salt and oil. My younger boy likes it a lot. I, knowing high protein content of peanut butter love to give it to him on paratha, toast, roti.
My first batch of Peanut Butter came as I had a pack of fried salted peanuts that no one wanted to eat. I just had to grind them and add sugar and it was ready. And the taste was really good. Then second also came like that too.
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How to make homemade peanut butter?
Peanut Butter Recipe
- 2 cups roasted peanuts – or fried peanuts
- 2-3 tablespoon olive oil – not required if peanuts are fried
- Salt to taste – not required if peanuts are salted
- 1 tablespoon sugar or honey – or to taste
- Grind peanuts in mixer till it turns into powder. ( 2 minutes).
- Grind further and further so powder forms a rough paste. (5 minutes)
- Add oil and keep the mixer going with intervals.
- Adjust salt and sweetener to your taste.
- Add more oil if required.
- The more you grind the more creamy it will be.
- Peanut butter is ready.It taste better after two three days.
- Tip: ( The mixture will quickly turn runny so add oil bit by bit.)
- Break peanuts to open halves.
- Roast peanuts in a pot or non-stick pan on medium flame with constant stirring for 10 minutes till they turn shiny and release their natural oil.
- Or roast in oven on 350 F for 15 minutes. Remember to remove short of doneness as they will continue to cook while cooling too.
Peanut Butter, grinding process
How to store Homemade Peanut Butter?
- Store homemade nut butters in clean jar with tightly covered lid as exposure to oxygen can make it rancid. Always use clean spoon for serving.
- Keep all nut butters in fridge, and they are good for more than a month. If you like soft butter, you can store on counter top too for more than a week. If you want to store for longer, you can keep in freezer up-to 3 months.
- You can even make a large batch and store in freezer. Just take out a small portion and store in separate jar in fridge.
- If oil separates give your butter a whisk.
- Discard peanut butter if solid part liquefy or smell or taste becomes sour.