Do you love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? I know I do! A good PB&J requires 3 ingredients, bread, jelly or jam and of course, peanut butter. For me, the peanut butter in this sandwich is any day the hero ingredient. I mean, I can have a sandwich with only peanut butter, but, one with only jam is not quite my preference, making peanut butter the hero. Apart from PB&J sandwiches, peanut butter can be used in a multitude of recipes. You can use it to make chocolates, cakes, sauces, etc. I personally prefer homemade peanut butter to store-bought ones, simply because I know what goes in there and I can customize it to my taste. Plus, it’s free of tons of preservatives. If you too want to try making some at home, here is a super easy peanut butter recipe. Check it out!
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2 cups peanuts (without the skins)
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons peanut oil (optional)
1 ½ tablespoon honey or sugar (optional)
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Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread out the peanuts on the sheet.
Roast them in the oven at 350°F or 176°C, for about 10 minutes or till they turn golden-brown in colour.
Alternately, you can roast the peanuts in an open pan on a slow flame. Do this till they turn golden-brown in colour.
Let the peanuts cool down from hot to warm.
While the peanuts are still warm, transfer them into a food processor along with the salt. Grind it.
Keep grinding till a pasty consistency is achieved.
You can stop here and enjoy your peanut butter, or, you can take it up a notch.
Add the oil and sugar to the paste and grind it again so that it mixes up with your base peanut butter. (Adding the oil will give you a smoother consistency, while the sugar adds a slight sweetness to the butter)
Empty the butter into an airtight jar.
Go ahead, make it yourself. Once you try out this oh-so-easy peanut butter recipe yourself, I doubt you’d want to go back to the store-bought versions!