Peanut Butter from Scratch

One of my daughter’s favourite snacks is apple slices dipped in peanut butter. This is a combination that needs to be tried to be appreciated … I did not realise how well crisp apple slices pair up with creamy peanut butter and one that is home-made is out of this world!

It is quick and easy to make as I found out from a great recipe by Adam and Joanne. I have used small red peanuts as I like their flavour and started by roasting them in a tray in the oven.

Raw peanuts in a roasting tray
Oven bake the nuts till they are roasted to your preference
Rub the skins off once they are slightly cooled
Remove all the skins so you are left with beautifully roasted nuts

Roasting the peanuts does two things: it allows you to remove the skin easily by rubbing it off and creates a beautiful rich nutty flavour. Once the skins of the roasted peanuts have been rubbed off, they can be separated by gently blowing them off the tray – I do this outdoors as they can fly into the garden and there is no mess to clear up!

The biggest benefit of making peanut butter at home is it allows you control the added ingredients like salt. Pop the roasted skinned peanuts into a processor with a little olive oil, squeeze of honey and a pinch of salt.

Add a little oil, drizzle of honey and a pinch of salt with the nuts and whizz in a processor or blender

Give these ingredients a very good whizz, mixing in-between if necessary. You can also control the texture, so if you like it crunchy you won’t have long to wait. My daughter loves it smooth so a few more whizzes are needed. It may seem at first that you only have a rubble of broken nuts but I can assure you that the mixture will become a texture you recognise as peanut butter. I then store it in a glass container or jar with a lid and keep it in the fridge.

Make it as smooth or crunchy as you like and enjoy!

It couldn’t be simpler to make a jar of tasty peanut butter, have a go and make it to your own taste. Thank you Adam and Joanne for a great recipe!

4 Comment

  1. I got to share this receipe with Hershey

    1. Is peanut butter one of Hershey’s favourite too!

  2. Yes very much……

    1. That’s great! Hope you will be making your own peanut butter soon because it’s delicious. Also you can roast the nuts to suit your taste. Enjoy!

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