Saturday, February 21, 2015

Simple & Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter

Making delicious home-made Peanut Butter is even easier than making Almond Butter!  Just roast raw skinless peanuts, let cool, grind and voila! for the best-tasting peanut butter you have ever tasted :).

I buy raw, skinless (blanched) peanuts rather than go through the tedious task of skinning them myself. Peanuts are a little more work than blanching almonds. Using a kadai (Indian wok) assures even heating and browning of the peanuts. Any wok will do.

Note: Peanut butter is a concentrated food; do use caution as it is very easy to eat lots of this delicious homemade peanut butter. The serving size is a meager 2 Tablespoons!!


1 lb skinless raw peanuts
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 1/2  Tbsp Peanut Oil


Prepare a large baking pan or sheet with paper towels - you will pour the cooked peanuts to drain the excess oil here.

Heat the oil over medium high heat in the kadai/wok. When the oil is at the right temperature, you will see a light haze over it - but be careful to not let it smoke and burn.

Add the peanuts to the oil and cook stirring constantly until the nuts are evenly golden brown  - this might take about 10 minutes. You may like to have someone helping you with the stirring with a promise of the peanut butter to taste ;)!

When the peanuts turn a nice golden brown, remove from heat and stir in the salt. 

Immediately pour the peanuts onto the paper towel lined baking pan, spread and let cool completely - about 20 - 30 minutes.

Place the drained nuts in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, cover and process.

Process the peanut butter to your preferred consistency - chunky or smooth.

Go ahead and taste the delicious peanut butter - spread some on slices of apples or banana or a piece of toast. Yum!!

Scrape the rest of the peanut butter into a clean jar, cover and keep in the fridge.


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