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.
Are you a peanut butter addict? Undoubtedly we are all in love with this popular breakfast spread that can be used in so many ways. Not only you can eat it by itself or on toasts but also make delicious homemade peanut butter cookies.
Unfortunately, the store-bought versions can have many additives, starting with sugar, oil, or preservatives. So let me show you my tips to make delicious peanut butter at home with only one ingredient.
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 a homemade peanut butter made with roasted peanuts with no skin (left) and roasted peanuts with 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, this blender creates smooth peanut butter in less than 2 minutes.
2. Food processor. The good news, most food processors can create smooth nut butter too! However, there is one main rule to stick with. 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 spread, a pinch of salt is great that’s all. 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 your homemade spread.
For all my Peanut Butter Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipe Index.
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