Meldiva’s Guide on how to Make Peanut Butter

Ever wonder how peanuts are made butter? You only need a couple of ingredients for your peanut and food processor or you can use a high powered blender if you don’t have a food processor. I don’t know why people will spend money for a jar of natural peanut butter, some peanut butter sold at stores have even more added sugar and fat. They may be delicious but natural? Not sure.

Making peanut at home is cheap and creates a healthier taste.

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3 cups of groundnut

3 cups of flour (all purpose)

4 eggs

1 ½ cup of sugar

¼ teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of flavour

Salt (optional)

1 ½ teaspoon of honey, brown sugar or molasses (opt)


Making your peanut

  • First soak your groundnut in warm water and add little salt solution and allow to dry.
  • In a clean bowl, mix the flour and all other powdered ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, flavour and sugar.
  • Add the egg mixture into the groundnut little by little, stir until is completely coated and doesn’t stick.

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Roast the peanuts

  • Preheat the oven
  • Spread the peanuts on a baking pan. May sure they are not on top of each other so they are evenly cook.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes until they are golden brown and lightly covered in oil.
  • You can gently shake the pan in every 2 minutes to prevent from burning.

Using a food processor or blender, put the peanuts and process for about 4 minutes on high until creamy. For best result, do this while the peanuts are still warm.

Remember, this peanut butter will not be as creamy as the ones you are to. Reason because it’s more natural. Never expect that it will look creamy in the jar as it can, but for sure it will taste more delicious!

Add salt and sugar

Add salt if you used unsalted peanuts, taste your peanut butter and see if it still need a bit more of sugar and salt. But if you like the taste, then you can leave it like that.

Add small quantities

If you want a sweeter taste, you can also use honey or molasses instead of sugar. Some prefer to place these ingredients in the processor and blend them with the peanuts; this can only be possible if your processor will be able handle the honey and all the other ingredients put together. Make sure to stir them until they’re properly incorporated, if you are adding these ingredients using your hand.

Store in an airtight container

You can store this peanut butter in the fridge for weeks. Though the shelf life of peanut butter made at home is always shorter than the commercial ones, but chance are, homemade peanut butter will have all gobbled up before you get the chance to consider its storage life.

Other recipes you can make using peanut butter

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Peanut butter balls
  • Homemade peanut butter cups
  • Peanut butter soup using milk, cinnamon and your own peanut butter
  • Oreo and peanut butter brown cakes.
  • Peanut butter cookies

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