Okay, here are some facts -  Peanut butter is super simple to make at home  Homemade peanut butter is way healthier than the shop bought ones  You need just 3 basic ingredients - peanuts, oil and honey - to make your own peanut butter at home... and most importantly  Peanut butter tastes simply YUM!
So aren't these reasons enough for you to hop right over to your kitchen and make your own batch of peanutty yumness? :)
Peanut butter is commonly available in two variations - creamy and crunchy. My personally favourite is the one with some crunch. Those crunchy little bits of peanuts hidden away in the creamy butter is just the way I like mine. I am sharing the crunchy version here. Just do away with the crunch part, if you like yours simple and creamy. Alrighty, I am not holding you back anymore... lets jump right into the recipe :)
Adapted from: Flavours
Peanuts - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Honey - 1 tbsp (as sweet as you like it)
- Dry roast the peanuts on a pan for a few minutes until they turn mildly brownish.
- Take off the stove and allow it to completely cool.
- If you like your peanut butter crunchy with a bits of peanuts in it, keep aside a little bit of roasted whole peanuts for adding in later. Transfer the remaining peanuts into a mixer and whizz for a few seconds until the peanuts are powdered.
- If you like your peanut butter smooth and creamy, weell, add in the entire lot into the mixer grinder and blend to a fine powder.
- Now add in oil and blend again. The texture of the mixture begins to thicken as the peanut butter takes shape.
- Now, transfer the peanut butter onto a bowl.
- In a mortar, crush the few peanuts that you had kept aside .
- Your crunchy peanut butter is ready to be yummed up! :)
- The quantity of oil required is purely dependent on the variety of peanuts being used.
- The addition of honey is optional. If you do not want it sweet, you can do away with the honey.
- Adding honey thickens the mixture a little. If more honey is added, you may need to add in more oil too.
- Store it in an air-tight container and refrigerate. It lasts for a few weeks (provided you manage to keep your hands off the jar the day you made them! :) )
We enjoyed it with simple homemade whole wheat bread... ah bliss! :) Recipe for basic whole wheat bread coming soon, stay tuned! :)