HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER

Homemade peanut butter is a lot easier than what you think.  Making your own really gives you satisfaction knowing that it is a lot healthier for you instead of store-bought versions that are higher in salt and contain preservatives.

WHY HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER GOOD FOR YOU?

Peanuts are a great source of protein, they are low in carbs and are a good source of healthy fats.  Studies have shown that eating high amounts of healthy fats do not necessarily contribute to weight gain but can help maintain a healthy weight status and reduce the risk of obesity.

However, please remember that 1 tablespoon (30 grams) is 113 calories so if you are trying to lose weight then try not to eat too much.  Consuming over your recommended daily calorie intake puts on unwanted pounds.

Homemade peanut butter

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Peanuts – Peanuts are a good source of health fat, protein and fibre and are low in carbohydrates.  Even though they are high in calories, they are a great source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and B vitamins. 

Olive oilOlive oil is a great cooking choice as it is rich in monounsaturated fats and could potentially reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease. It also reduces inflammation that can assist in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

 HoneyHigh quality honey is rich in antioxidants which can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol and lower Triglycerides.

 SaltActs as an electrolyte in the body and assists with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER

Preheat the oven to 177 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.  Place the nuts on a baking sheet or tin foil and place in the oven when it has reached temperature.  The roasting brings out the flavour and the oils in the nuts, but if you are in a rush you can skip this step as I have done before. 

Remove them from the oven at the 10 minute mark and leave them to cool.  Add the peanuts to the food processor and give them a spin until all the nuts have been ground down.  If you want a crunchier butter then leave some of the peanuts out and add them towards the end. 

Then at this stage you want to keep on going, you could be here for a while, maybe a couple of minutes or more but eventually the ground nuts turn into butter.  Don’t be put off if nothing seems to be happening, it will…..  

Once the peanut butter has reached the desired consistency and if at this stage you want to add the rest of the nuts to make it more crunchy then add them and give the food processor one last twirl along with the honey and the olive oil. 

Note – The butter tastes great on it’s own and you do not necessarily need to add the olive oil or honey if you do not want to.  I prefer my peanut butter to be totally natural and free of any sugars so I would advise tasting before adding the oil and the honey and see what you think.

HOW TO STORE AND MAKE AHEAD

This recipe makes about 200g of peanut butter, which is a total of 12.5 portions if you work on one serving being a tablespoon at 16 grams. Once you have made the peanut butter, put it into a jar and place it in the fridge.  Remember that homemade products do not last as long as store-bought as they do not have preservatives in them, so make sure you use the peanut butter within a week.

If you try this homemeade peanut butter recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

 
Homemade peanut butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade peanut butter is a lot easier than what you think.  Making your own really gives you satisfaction knowing that it is a lot healthier for you instead of store-bought versions that are higher in salt and contain preservatives.
Peanuts are a great source of protein, they are low in carbs and are a good source of healthy fats.  Studies have shown that eating high amounts of healthy fats do not necessarily contribute to weight gain but can help maintain a healthy weight status and reduce the risk of obesity.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Processing 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g Peanuts (Unsalted preferably)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil (Or you can use peanut oil)
  • 1 tsp Honey (Optional)
  • 1 Pinch Salt (I used Himalayan but you can use what you have and also optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 177 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.  Place the nuts on a baking sheet or tin foil and place in the oven when it has reached temperature.  The roasting brings out the flavour and the oils in the nuts, but if you are in a rush you can skip this step as I have done before.
  • Remove them from the oven at the 10 minute mark and leave them to cool.  Add the peanuts to the food processor and give them a spin until all the nuts have been ground down.  If you want a crunchier butter then leave some of the peanuts out and add them towards the end.
  • Then at this stage you want to keep on going, you could be here for a while, maybe a couple of minutes or more but eventually the ground nuts turn into butter.  Don’t be put off if nothing seems to be happening, it will….. 
  • Once the peanut butter has reached the desired consistency and if at this stage you want to add the rest of the nuts to make it more crunchy then add them and give the food processor one last twirl along with the honey and the olive oil.
  • When it is ready, scrape it out of the blender and place in a sealable container or jar.
  • Enjoy!  Be sure to consume within a week of making.

Notes

Note - The butter tastes great on it’s own and you do not necessarily need to add the olive oil or honey if you do not want to.  I prefer my peanut butter to be totally natural and free of any sugars so I would advise tasting before adding the oil and the honey and see what you think.

Nutrition

Serving: 30gCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 4.2gProtein: 7.6gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 2.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.2gSodium: 143.6mgPotassium: 0.5mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 2.3g
Keyword Quick and easy, Roasted
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