Make Smooth, Creamy & Delicious Peanut Butter in your Mixer Grinder! – My Recipe with Step by Step Pictures!
Peanut Butter is one of the widely used but butters in the world. Peanut butter is a paste or spread, made from roasted peanuts. It often contains additional ingredients that modify the taste/ texture as additives, such as salt, sweeteners or emulsifiers. 100 grams of peanut butter contains 588 calories in it!! It is full of healthy fats.
Peanut butter is a paste made from dry, roasted peanuts. This paste is generally used as a spread on toast or sandwiches. It is full of healthy fats, which contains nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, monounsaturated fatty acids, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, sodium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, copper, iron, and zinc. And hence, it has lot of health benefits such as it lowers the risk of bloog pressure, prevent gall stones, lowers colon cancer etc to mention a few.
It is mostly used as a spread on bread, plus/minus jam. It is also used in smoothies and milkshakes, cookies etc these days.
How to make peanut Butter at home in just 5 Minutes!
Peanut Butter can be easily prepared at home by dry roasting some raw peanuts, remove its skin, and grind it to make a smooth paste out of it.
Why I recommend you to make peanut Butter at home?
In the Indian market, it is ₹100 for a 200 gram bottle of Peanut Butter. Compare this with the cost of peanuts, when you can get 1 kilogram of raw peanuts at just ₹80! I feel that is a huge difference. The store bought peanut Butter also has a lot of emulsifiers/preservatives! Hence, I always prefer homemade ones than the readymade peanut butter.
Does Peanut Butter Helps in Gaining Weight?
Yes, try to include a tea spoon of Peanut Butter in every possible meal! It can magically gain your weight! I remember I gained 1 kilogram overnight when I had lots of Peanut Butter fudge the day before. True!
Just 3 Ingredients required for making Peanut Butter at home:
1. Peanuts – You can buy raw peanuts and dry roast it at home or buy roasted peanuts directly from stores.
2. Sugar / any other sweetener of your choice.
3. Salt – just a pinch
Step 1: Dry roast the peanuts in a pan on a medium flame until the peanuts are cooked completely. Though this step is optional, roasting the peanuts gives it a deeper taste (+ it eliminates the raw taste of peanuts). So I always make sure to roast it.
Step 2: Allow it to cool down completely. Take a handful of it and rub it between your palms to get the skin out of it.
Step 3: Take a clean mixer grinder jar. Wipe it off to remove the excess water. Add the peanuts and grind it to a powder (15 Secs).
Step 4: Open the jar, scrap the contents from the side of the jar and pulse it again for 20 seconds. Do this step until the mixture starts to ooze out some oil.
Step 5: Add sugar and the salt to taste. Grind until the mixture turns Creamy in texture and light in color.
Store in an airtight container and keep this in your refrigerator.