Friday, August 13, 2010

Homemade Peanut butter


OK, long time no recipe-posting from me, sorry.
I hope this recipe can somehow make up for my absence :)
Right now I am avoiding milk-products and egg and was wondering "what do vegans eat on their bread?".
I don't really mind eating a slice of bread with just tomato or cucumber, but without butter it does taste dry and boring.
Of course there is hummus and other vegan spreads I know of (and like) but I didn't want to make something time consuming like that, so I searched in the internet and mainly found ideas like making a sandwich with "XY's fake vegan meat no. Z".
I am not sooo into this products + most of them are absolutely unavailable here, so I discarded those ideas right from the start.
Then someone suggested: "peanut butter!"
It's been years since I ate peanut butter the last time, it must have been in 1997 or something, so I was interested and started to search for recipes to see if I could save some money by making it myself.
All recipes I read gave the same instructions which I am going to share with you here (with the amounts I used):

Ingredients:

ca. 3 1/2 cups of raw peanuts
ca. 3 Tbsp. of olive oil (in the recipes I read they use peanut or canola oil)
Salt to taste

So this is how you do it:


Roast the peanuts on low heat with or without the inner brown/red peel (as you prefer) until they become toasty-golden and oily looking.
Blend the roasted nuts, oil and salt in a blender or food processor until the mixture reaches the right consistency and ready!
Try adding the oil a spoon at a time, because you might need less or more oil to get it as you like it.


It took me some extra effort because our peanuts had gotten ant-infested and I had to handpick all the still edible peanuts but it was well worth the time!
I was really amazed when I tasted it and realized that the flavor is identical to store bought peanut butter!
And the preparation is easy and fast!

So I hope you all enjoy this recipe and don't forget to share your vegan bread spread recipes with me ;)





11 comments:

PJ

I always prefer homemade peanut butter and my lil girl love the chunky type.As u said it tastes just like the store bought ones :)

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Sanjeeta kk

Crunchy and yummy butter!

Cynthia

I too have not posted so long but hope to resolve that soon. Been busy with several things.

Will definitely give your peanut butter recipe a try.

Deepika

Lovely! Homemade stuff always tastes better. How long can you store this?

Foehre

Hello Deepika, supposedly one can store home made peanut butter up to a week (or was it two weeks? :O ) in the fridge, but as I only made a small amount we ate it within two days.
If you store it longer you might have to stir it a bit, as I suppose the oil might separate.

Guna's kitchen

hmm.. home made peanut butter.. very intresting my hubby loves it a lot... book mmarked it dear...

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