Do you want to know how to make healthy peanut butter at home?
So keep reading, and I will tell you how to turn only ONE ingredient into a creamy smooth homemade spread in just a few minutes.
Are you a peanut butter fan? Undoubtedly we are all in love with this popular breakfast spread that can be used in so many ways. Not only can you eat it by itself or on toasts but also make delicious homemade peanut butter cookies.
Unfortunately, most store-bought versions have many additives, starting with sugar, oil, or preservatives, and therefore they are not particularly healthy, and they are not low-carb.
Manufacturers add sugar for two reasons. First, because sugar makes you want to come for more, and therefore sugar-loaded peanut butter is consumed in greater amounts.
Second, because sugar is much cheaper and therefore adding sugar reduces the cost of a peanut butter jar, increasing profit or reducing the price that customers pay.
You can find some natural peanut butter in stores, but it’s so easy to make yourself that you have to wonder why you would buy it!
So let me show you my tips to make delicious peanut butter at home with only one ingredient: peanuts.
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While all you need to make peanut butter is peanuts, there are a few tips and tricks to turn the precious nuts into a creamy, smooth spread.
First, the choice of peanuts matters.
Below you can see the huge color difference between homemade peanut butter made with roasted peanuts with no skin (left) and roasted peanuts with their skin on (right).
Next, make sure you have the right equipment to turn your nuts into nut butter. There are two options.
1 . Blender. Clearly, not all blenders can crush peanuts into butter. You must have a professional blender with a square base and a stick that helps to move the nuts in the jug. Luckily, my blender creates smooth peanut butter in less than 2 minutes.
2. Food processor. The good news is that most food processors can create smooth nut butter! However, there is one main rule to stick to. You must add enough peanuts to fully cover the blade or it won’t blend properly.
Usually, you need 4 cups of nuts for a large food processor bowl. Note that 4 cups of peanuts give about 2 cups of peanut butter. As you can see below, the longer you process the nuts, the smoother it gets.
You don’t need to add flavor to your peanut spread. A pinch of salt might be all that’s needed for a perfect taste.
However, if you really fancy some flavors, you can add a liquid sweetener or cocoa powder, but you must know that this will dry out the spread.
Therefore, you will need to balance the texture with the addition of oil or you will lose the smooth texture.
So if you love a boost of flavor into your spread, I recommend adding chocolate or cinnamon.
Here are some of my best recipes to use with your homemade spread.
For all my Peanut Butter Recipes, browse my Peanut Butter Recipes.
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