Have you ever tried making your own peanuts butter at home? All the flavors of roasted peanuts in a spread to use in all your sweet and savory recipes.
This creamy-textured spread is made with only one ingredient, no added sugar or fat, and has a better price than the store-bought one.
The peanuts butter also known as peanut puree is a spread from American origin made by mixing peanuts which gives a very tasteful mixture with a creamy or crunchy texture.
Very popular and trendy around the world, he is used in savory and sweet recipes. You can find it in many recipes such as peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, brownies and bars, or also in healthy recipes like my homemade granola, reese's peanut butter cup or peanut butter energy balls.
Also perfect for special diets, especially for vegans, as a replacement for butter like in my vegan peanut butter cookies or in gluten-free recipes.
Natural and organic
Nut butter are easily found on supermarket shelves, with a crunchy texture, chocolate peanut and more. Just as delicious, they often contain added sugar, palm oil and other not very healthy ingredients.
All the more reason to make your own homemade one. It contains only peanuts, no added sugar, no added fat and will cost you much less than commercially available.
Ingredient: only peanuts, take them organic and not salted.
Benefits of peanut butter
High in calories and fat like butter. Yes but it's a good fat ! Essential to the organism, it's all about knowing how to keep a light hand!
- Rich in lipids, unsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids (good fat for heart health).
- Source of vegetable proteins, widely used in the Vegan diet to replace meat and fish.
- Source of potassium, magnesium and fiber.
- Full of vitamins including vitamin E which improves the immune system and prevents cardiovascular disease.
- Perfect gluten-free for people with gluten intolerance.
How to make creamy peanut butter
- Roast the peanuts on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and place them in a preheated oven at 300°F / 150°c for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Allow the dry roasted peanuts to cool for a few minutes before proceeding to the mixing stage.
- Blend the peanuts to the bowl of a food processor or blender at maximum speed. Let the blender run in 2 minutes increments and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Continue this way until a smooth past is obtained.
- Transfer the peanut butter into a glass jar with a lid.
Tip: You can also add a natural sugar like honey or maple syrup and a pinch of salt.
For a crunchy one, it's the same process, you'll just have to stop when the texture is similar to my picture below. You can also add a few pieces of crushed peanut to the paste to have bigger chunks.
Commons questions :
It can be kept for a very long time at room temperature or in the fridge. Place it in an airtight glass container preferably and it should be consumed within 6 months.
Eating a small amount and not every day is a healthy and good source of fat for your organism.
If it is homemade with only peanuts yes it is totally vegan unlike some commercial brands that may add animal products.
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Peanuts butter recipe
- 300 g Peanuts - raw, unsalted and skinless
- Start by preheating the oven to 300°F / 150°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the peanuts spread over the entire surface of the baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes.
- Then let the peanuts cool for a few minutes.
- Pour the peanuts into the blender and blend at maximum speed in 2 minutes increments until a smooth, homogeneous spread is obtained.
- Transfer the dough to a glass jar with a lid and store at room temperature.