13th Oct 2016 EAT IT

Homemade Peanut Butter

almond-cheesecake-74 Nut butters are packed full of protein and healthy fats. I am a peanut butter addict, although I used to go for brands which had sugars and other additives in it so I converted to my homemade peanut butter and it’s so simple! All you need is a bag full of peanuts and a food processor. You can add anything you like to it too, I like to add a bit of maple syrup, vanilla extract and a dash of salt. My favourite way to eat it is coating tart green apples with this gooey mixture or just simply with a spoon!

almond-cheesecake-46 almond-cheesecake-87 almond-cheesecake-89 Here’s how to make it…

Ingredients

2 cups (16 ounces) raw, shelled peanuts
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons of good quality vanilla extract

Equipment

Food processor
Spatula
Container with lid

Method

  1. Pulse the peanuts until ground: Transfer the peanuts to a food processor or blender. If you toasted your nuts, do this while the nuts are still warm. Pulse a few times just until chopped.
  2. Process for 1 minute: Run the food processor or blender continuously for 1 minute. Stop and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. At this point, the peanut butter will look course and dry.
  3. Process for 1 minute: Run the food processor or blender continuously for another minute, then stop and scrape down the sides. At this point, the butter will start binding together.
  4. Process for 1 minute: Run the food processor or blender continuously for another minute, then stop and scrape down the sides. At this point, the butter will be glossy and soft, like very thick peanut butter.
  5. Add the salt, maple syrup and vanilla
  6. Process for 1 to 2 additional minutes: Continue processing the butter until it becomes completely smooth.
  7. Transfer the peanut butter to storage container: Scrape the peanut butter into a storage container, cover, and refrigerate. The peanut butter can be used immediately and will keep for several weeks in the fridge.