Utter Amazing (Pea)nutter Butter

I needed a half cup of peanut for my Spicey Peanut Satay sauce and found that I was out of stock, so I thought laterally…….how can I make this, I’m sure I can!  Fossicking in the grocery cupboard uncovered some raw shelled peanuts.  That’s a start!  So a quick google search and I found a recipe online.  Nothing too tricky there….a few adjustments and I was so enthralled by my home-made peanut butter, as was everyone else I asked to taste test it, all declaring it was the very BEST peanut butter EVER!

Utter Amazing Peanut Butter!
Utter Amazing Peanut Butter!

Thanks to inspiredtaste.net and a few minor alterations, this is the easy peasy recipe;

Utter Amazing Peanut Butter Recipe

1 1/2 – 2 cups raw, skinned peanuts

1/2 -1 tsp salt (to taste)

1 tsp honey

1 – 3 TBspn vegetable oil of choice (I used sunflower)

Inexpensive ground nuts.
Inexpensive ground nuts.

Place peanuts in a shallow tray in oven at 150deg.C till lightly browned.  Be aware that this does not take long 5-10 minutes and turn them often so that they do not burn.  Allow the nuts to cool, then place them in a blender and pulse till they are finely chopped.  Add the other ingredients and blend on high speed till you reach the desired consistency.  Add more or less oil, as you prefer.

Pulse nuts till coarsely ground.
Pulse nuts till coarsely ground.

Peanuts (or ground nuts) are rich in energy profile and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.  Nutritionally speaking, these nuts are a rich source of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.  They also have a splendid B vitamin profile, especially niacin.   How can something sooo delicious be so good for you?!  Yum, yum!  Give me more!

Try to not sample too much of it, it really is delectable and delicious!  Enjoy!

So two days later and we have less than half a jar and I still didn’t get to make Spicey Peanut Satay Sauce! No worries, it’s so easy to make I’ll whip up some more tomorrow!

Ciao, Jizzy

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