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.