Peanut or peanut butter is one of the most widely used in America, but more and more European countries are beginning to prepare our recipes with this delicious ingredient that gives our dishes a creamier and sweeter touch. This butter is often used to prepare sandwiches or to make delicious homemade cookies, and you can usually find it in any supermarket. But if you want to start learning how to make them yourself at home, in this article we are going to tell you how to make homemade peanut butter so that you learn all the steps you have to carry out and, thus, enjoy this delicious food made with your own hands and with 100% natural ingredients.
- 300 grams of peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
- Half a tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
- a pinch of salt
Steps to follow:
We begin to tell you how to make peanut butter in your own home. The first thing you have to know is that you will have to wash the peanuts that you are going to use well in order to remove any dirt that may have been impregnated in the dried fruit. To do this, wash them well under cold water, first removing the shells, since we will need the fruit inside, not the shells.
Once we have the peeled and clean peanuts, we will begin to roast them, in case you have not bought them already roasted. To do this, it will suffice to preheat the oven to a temperature of 180 degrees and, then, pour a little sunflower oil and place the peanuts in a tray suitable for the oven, ensuring that the peanuts are not piled up but rather form a solid base, only then will they roast correctly.
Let them cook for about 10 minutes or until you see that they are golden, this will be the indicator that will reveal that they are ready to continue with our peanut butter recipe.
However, the previous step is totally optional because, if you want to go faster with this recipe, all you have to do is buy the already roasted peanuts, and, thus, you will avoid having to cook them in the oven. There is also the option of not roasting the peanut and eating it directly in its natural presentation, if you choose this other way you will make the butter softer.
Once we have the nuts ready, we will have to place them in a glass suitable for blending and crush them until we obtain a mixture that is almost powdery. To do this, you will have to dedicate at least 5 minutes to this procedure, which will prepare the ideal texture for our peanut butter recipe.
When they are ready, add a dash of sunflower oil to make the texture more creamy. Blend again and you will be able to mix both foods obtaining a perfect paste to cook our butter.
Now you will have to add a pinch of sugar and salt to get a more intense and delicious flavor. We also recommend that you add a pinch of honey to sweeten the flavor and make the peanut butter that we prepare delicious. Mix them in the previous glass and blend the food again so that all the flavors are perfectly integrated and you get a completely homogeneous mixture.
Once you have finished with the previous step, you will have to introduce the peanut butter that we have prepared in a glass container that can be closed hermetically. So, to finish with the recipe, we just have to keep the jar in the fridge for 2 days to get the consistency we expect from this butter.
And that’s it! You will have learned how to make peanut butter at home and very easily, obtaining a food that will last up to 2 weeks. Take advantage!
As we have said, peanut butter is a product that is widely used in American countries and that, now, it is also beginning to be used extensively in our kitchens. But with what recipes to use peanut butter?
Here we are going to give you some ideas that will help you make the most of this product that you have prepared at home and that will delight both children and parents:
- Sandwiches: As we have said, one of the most traditional uses of this butter is to spread it on bread and enjoy a sweet and delicious sandwich. Just like we do when we prepare a sandwich with chocolate cream, peanuts are ideal to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way.
- Cake bases: another way to take advantage of peanut butter in your recipes is by spreading it on your homemade cakes. This way you will be able to give a sweeter and tastier touch to your desserts.
- Homemade cookies: you can also incorporate this butter into your cookies to enhance the sweeter flavor and avoid always using chocolate. It’s a delicious way to cook a tasty treat for your family.