Sunday, January 18, 2015

Homemade Peanut Butter











I'm sure most of you already know how to make peanut butter at home. I never buy PB in supermarkets because homemade tastes much better. You can add as much salt as you want and you can roast your peanuts as long as you want. It's free from preservatives and it's way more delicious than the store bought one. I use peanut butter a lot and I always like keeping a jar of it in the fridge. It should keep for weeks, I believe. However, I can't assure that because it never lasts that long. So what I do differently, is that I roast peanuts not in the oven but in a pan. It's much quicker and the results are the same. As you can see, I've included some step by step pictures above. The last one shows how your peanut butter should look like. Okay, it's not perfectly creamy but if you want it extra smooth, just process it a few minutes longer. You can add honey or any other sweetener but I usually leave it unsweetened because I use it for baking. 


Homemade Peanut Butter

1 cup (250g) shelled peanuts
1/2 tsp salt

1) Place peanuts in a pan and set over high heat. After a few minutes, they should start browning. Once they do, shake the pan every 20-30 seconds so they don't burn. You may need to reduce the heat a little bit. Once browned, remove from heat and let cool.

2) Place them in a food processor and pulse the peanuts until ground. You can add the salt at this point.

3) Process until they start looking gritty and scrape down the sides. Keep processing and you will see how they start turning into glossy butter. Add some honey/maple syrup/agave nectar or any other sweetener, if desired.

4) Transfer to a jar and refrigerate.

Recipe by collecting memories



4 comments:

  1. Okay, so, I made peanut butter just the other day Gaby and mine doesn't look nearly as gorgeous as yours does! I must say though, it sure is yummy, especially with homemade strawberry freezer jam!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Gaby...

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    1. I'm sure your peanut butter looks great and tastes amazing! Peanut butter and jam combo is always a winner! Thank you!

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  2. It looks delicious! We eat it almost every morning at breakfast, but I've never made it. After seeing this, that will change. It has to be delicious fresh and homemade! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Oh believe me, homemade is much better! When you start making homemade PB you never use store-bought PB again! Thanks!

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