Ever thought of saving some bucks and making your own peanut butter at home? What’s better than having a peanut butter spread free from preservatives and high levels of sodium. Look no further and check out the house recipe peanut butter. You can pair it with sweet and savory dishes. Also, peanuts are nutritious! That’s another reason why you might want to incorporate them into your diet.
Have a spoonful of creamy, nutty peanut butter every day, let’s make this!
House Peanut Butter Recipe
- 3 cups peanuts, dry
- Sea salt as per taste, (skip if you’re using salted peanuts)
- 1 tbsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- In a square-shaped baking tray, place the peanuts and lightly brush them with butter
- Place the tray in the oven and let the peanuts roast for 3-5 minutes
- Take out the pan after 3 minutes, shake the pan and then roast for another 5 minutes
- Once the peanuts turn into a light brown color, let them cool down before adding them to the blender
- In a medium-sized food processor, add the peanuts and blend while taking breaks in between
- You’ll have to stop every 20-30 seconds to scrape down the sides of the blender
- Keep on repeating until the peanuts turn into a creamy, smooth paste
- Voila! Homemade peanut butter is ready!
Storing peanut butter
- You can store the peanut butter in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer for a month
- In case the nut butter separates after a few weeks, just stir it with a wooden spoon and you’ll be good to go
And there you have it, house recipe peanut butter is ready!
Tips for making the best, buttery peanut butter
Skeptical to try making peanut butter at home? Here are a few tips to help you out:
- Even though this is a quick recipe, preparing peanut butter at home demands a lot of patience. When you start grinding at first, it may seem as though the peanuts will remain chunky and hard. But eventually, it will take 10-12 minutes in total to turn your peanut butter into a thick, creamy texture.
- Make sure to give your blender a 5-10 second break so it doesn’t wear out. Like all food processors, your blender’s motor might also get pressured by running constantly at high speed.
- Remember to keep the ratio of peanuts proportionate to the size of your blender. For a standard seven cup blender, three full cups of peanuts are fine. If you’ve got a larger blender, you can increase the ratio of peanuts. The number of servings would also increase simultaneously.
- If you’re willing to keep your sodium intake as low as possible, watch out for salted peanuts.
Quick peanut butter ideas
- Spread it onto your Almond crusted French Toast bread for a quick breakfast
- Try out the Easy Mole Sauce with peanut butter recipe. Have it with spaghetti or even baked salmon fillets.
- Amp up your salad by drizzling a tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Have it with your cereals, porridge, or even smoothies
- Add it to your Subway Peanut Butter cookies
Some sweet and savory recipes to try with peanut butter
Add more variety to your gluten-free meal options with this Classic Hummus recipe. All you need is a blender along with chickpeas, peanut butter, garlic, and olive oil. It’s super tasty and easy to whip up! Ideally, pair it up with bread.
Try out his Mexican specialty: Chicken Mole with Peanut Butter. It’s like a mixture of chicken, veggies, species, and peanut butter cooked in chicken broth. Just the right kind of meal when you’re famished after a tiring day!
You might’ve heard people eating apples with peanut butter as a snack. But, how about Celery with Peanut Butter? Sounds interesting, right? The sweet, nutty taste of peanut butter balances out the bitter taste of celery pretty well.
If you’re craving peanut butter sauce, you must first brainstorm about cooking a delicious yet quick recipe.
Let’s make it easier for you! If you want something with vegetables, go for the California Pizza Kitchen Lettuce Wrap recipe. Or if you want to prepare a healthy, filling breakfast, try out the Egg rolls with Peanut Butter recipe.
Who doesn’t like pies for tea time? We can’t forget those memorable days when our grannies prepared pies every time we were coming over.