Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Recipe: Peanut butter is one of the most underrated breakfast items. Did you know, peanut butter is extremely high in proteins, is filling and has good nut fats? Apply peanut butter on toast is a more balanced meal of carbs and proteins + minerals. Jam toast or butter toast on the other hand-pure carbs +fat!
Now store-bought peanut butter is very expensive and has loads of added preservatives! What if, you could make totally natural and yummy peanut butter at home- only at 1/10th the price? 😉
Presenting to you, my home made honey roasted peanut butter 😀
Ingredients Needed for Honey Roasted Peanut Butter :
- 300 gms shelled peanuts
- 3 tablespoons organic honey
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Procedure for making Honey Roasted Peanut Butter :
On a baking sheet/ tray, spread the peanuts in a single layer. Roast at 250 F for 30-40 minutes. We are looking for a slow roasted flavor. Every ten minutes or so, give the tray a shake so that the peanuts are roasted evenly. Once done, they will look like this.
Remove the husk from the peanuts. I use the husks as organic manure in my garden 😛 What I do at this point is, to microwave the peanuts at 80% for a minute. This makes them warm and loosens the oils a bit. Warm peanuts when blended make the creamiest of peanut butter.
Next, add the peanuts in a blender. Pulse them on high for one minute. At this point, they will get coarsely ground. If you like chunky peanut butter, take out a tablespoon or so of crushed peanuts to mix in later. At this point, add the honey and the salt.
Blend ,pulse ,pulse…be patient.Keep scraping the bottom and sides of the blender
Give a break to the mixer every 1 minute. After 5 minutes, most recipes ask you to stop. At this point, I do something that makes this super creamy and easy to spread. I divide the peanutty dough into two parts and blend in the small grinder in parts. Some magic happens then. Those last two minutes give me such smooth peanut butter..yum yum yum !!
You will never use store bought peanut butter again!
Healthy Check, Check !!
This is so versatile-add it to your oatmeal, spread it over warm toast, use it in milkshakes and smoothies! I have taken a part of the peanut dough out while making the peanut butter. In the mood for some peanut butter cookies 😉