After a lengthy and frustrating quest to find the healthiest peanut butter around we gave up and decide to make our own, its actually really easy and the results are perfect.
This recipe can be applied to a number of nuts, so far we’ve tried peanuts & almonds as shown below…
- an empty jar for your nut butter
- baking tray & grease proof paper
- food processor and grinder
– your choice of nuts
– 1.5 Tbsp rapeseed oil
– To get the correct quantity of nuts, fill your jar or container 1.5x with the nut of your choice.
– To get a full and richer flavour, and to loosen the oils in the nuts, start by roasting the nuts on a baking tray lined with grease proof paper. Pre-heat your oven to 180’C and roast for about 10 mins, until they are slightly browned and glossy with oil.
– Transfer straight to your food processor. This will take several mins to create a smooth peanut butter.
– To start with, pulse your nuts until they are broken into pieces roughly 0.5cm. If you would like a chunky nut butter, remove a few spoonful’s of nuts at this stage and place to one side.
– Blend your nuts until it has the appearance of couscous. The food processor may push the nuts to the side of your food processor. You will need to blend the nuts for around 30-60 seconds at a time, then use a spatula to push off the sides. You will need to repeat this process several times while the nuts have this appearance of couscous.
– After several minutes, you will notice the nuts are starting to clump together. Keep repeating the process of using the spatula to remove from the side of the food processor until it has started to form larger clumps.
– add the oil
– Continue to blend for another couple of mins. You will notice the appearance is starting to look like peanut butter.
– When happy with the consistency, remove the blade of your blender and stir in the chopped nuts left to the side.
– Transfer your nut butter to a jar or container and enjoy.