Peanut butter is super yummy and it always manages to find its way on our shopping list. Whether crunchy or smooth both variations are extremely versatile and can be used for different things. Peanuts alone have many nutrients and are a great source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, as well vitamins and minerals. Whilst they are high in calories they are low in carbohydrates, which makes them nutrient rich.
In many households, peanut butter is a staple food that can be spread for a snack when hunger strikes. It is eaten on toast, rice cakes, crackers , etc. But not just as a snack, it can also be added to meals and is beloved for it’s texture and flavour. To name a few Asian dishes that include peanut butter: ‘Chicken Satay, and Kung Pao Prawn'.
You are likely here because you love peanut butter as much as us, but you may be wondering why make your own? Well, commercially produced peanut butter that you will find in the store is not as nutritious as it could be, some brands add high amounts of salt, sugar, preservatives to there product and some use an unsustainable palm oil that is simply high in saturated fat which is directly linked to heart disease and bad cholesterol. Palm oil is also bad for the environment.
Finally and most importantly, homemade food always tastes better, you will however need a good quality blender.
- Unsalted peanuts (500g)
- Vegetable oil (50ml)
- Salt (optional)
- Add peanuts into a blender and blend on a minimum speed for 2 minutes
- stop the blender and add the oil then continue to blend on a medium speed for 2 minutes.