Like everything else, store-bought peanut butter can be full of chemicals and things you wouldn’t want to eat, so here’s how to make peanut butter at home – easily and under your control.
Keep in mind that raw peanuts can be contaminated with a mold that produces aflatoxin, which is a potential carcinogen, so always use roasted peanuts for this recipe. Roast peanuts for 10-12 minutes in the oven on 180°C (350°F). If you still decide to use raw peanuts to make peanut butter, at least don’t eat it straight and use it in recipes that go through heat treatment.
- 2 cups of roasted peanuts
- Blender or food processor
- 1 tablespoon of plain vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Honey or other sweetener to taste
Put your peanuts, the sweetener and the salt in the food processor and process until the peanuts are chopped. Then add the oil and continue processing until your peanut butter is ready. This may take some time and a few processes. Stop the processor every once in a while and scrape down the sides, so everything can be processed well.
You can eat the peanut butter straight or keep in a jar in the fridge for a few weeks.