Making peanut butter is the easiest task and even a person who has no culinary sense can make a smooth and shiny bowl of peanut butter. To make your basic peanut butter, all you need is:
- A basic food processor
Now the question arises that why are you making peanut butter at home when all you can do is go out and buy some.
The first and most important reason is that it is healthy. Companies add food preservatives and there are hidden added sugars that play a great role in your weight gain. Furthermore, those added ingredients can cause your skin to breakout because, they have hot intensity.
Secondly, it is inexpensive. You go out and buy a peanut butter jar for 500 rupees and it barely lasts a month. For making a simple peanut butter at home, all you need to buy is 200 rupees worth peanuts and that is it.
Thirdly, you can add anything you like. Customize it however you want. You can add honey, oats, fresh fruit like apples etc.
Recipe number 1: Simple peanut butter
For making a simple peanut butter, get a bowl of peanuts and add pour them into the food processor.
Now, all you have to do is process those peanuts in the food processor for fifteen minutes maximum with a twenty second break after a minute.
Yes. That is all you need to do. Honestly, it is like magic. So, no you do not need any butter to make peanut butter. This is because peanuts naturally have oil in them.
Recipe number 2: Chocolate Peanut Butter
Have you ever tried the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? It tastes exactly like that. You don’t have to pay three hundred rupees for a delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter anymore. Just make it within the comfort zone of your home. Yes, this recipe drives a little away from the healthy side but, we are all human and definitely allowed to indulge sometimes.
To make this pure bliss, start by processing your peanuts as you do in your simple peanut butter recipe. Then add cocoa powder or melted chocolate depending upon what you like and quantity should be two thirds of the peanuts you are using.
If you are adding cocoa powder then add powdered sugar or if you want to keep it a little healthy then instead or powdered sugar, you can add raw honey. Keep processing the mixture until you come face to face with a smooth and shiny texture.
Recipe number 3: Almond Peanut Butter
This is just like the first recipe. Add peanuts and almonds of equal quantity or whatever ratio you like and keep processing them until you have the results you want. You can add crushed almonds to your peanut butter instead of processing them together if you want your almond peanut to be crunchy.
Do let us know how did your homemade peanut butter turn out in the comment section below!