Monday, June 10, 2013

How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter

Yay! Another healthy foodie post! Healthy food recipes are my favourite things to blog about besides Korean food and outings! It makes me feel happy and alive. Today I'm going to healthify peanut butter! I love peanut butter (who doesn't? =D) but I try to avoid eating commercial peanut butter because it contains high amount of additives, sodium, sugar, flavourings etc. Basically it's just unhealthy. But now I don't have to avoid peanut butter forever because I'm going to make a healthy version of peanut butter by just using peanuts and olive oil (and with a teaspoon of salt and brown sugar/honey). At the end of this post, I'm also going to show you my way of eating healthy homemade peanut butter! Wait for it!

A small packet which contains 200g of ground nuts is enough to make a small-sized jar of peanut butter. I bought organic gluten-free ground nuts from Cold Storage for RM5.49.


Roast the peanuts on low heat until you hear the cracking sounds. Make sure to stir the peanuts occasionally to heat them evenly.

Oops, mine is slightly burnt so be careful not to over-roast the peanuts or else your peanut butter might taste bitter. 15-20 minutes of roasting will do. Now wait for the peanuts to cool. It's important to wait for the roasted peanuts to cool entirely because it will be easier to remove the shells. Gently press and rub the peanuts in between your palms to remove the shells. This part might be a little bit messy so it's better to prepare a newspaper to prevent the shells from scattering all over the kitchen table and once you are done, just wrap the newspaper and discard it.

This is optional but you can use 3 cloves of garlic to add a more flavourful taste to the oil that you are going to mix with the ground peanuts. Just saute the garlic in olive oil (or any oil of your choice) and remove the garlic cloves afterwards.

Next, grind the peanuts in a food processor into coarse or fine powder depending on your preference. As you can see, I grind it into fine peanuts powder.

This is my favourite part! Mix the peanuts powder in olive oil and you can immediately see your peanut butter forming! It should be a glossy and creamy texture. Otherwise, add more oil to it and continue mixing thoroughly. Add in a teaspoon of salt and brown sugar/honey to taste.

Fill a clean jar with the peanut and oil mixture and there you have it! You now have your very own homemade healthified peanut butter! Store the freshly-made peanut butter in the fridge and consume within a month. Do watch your daily intake of peanut butter because even though it contains healthy oil and fats, over-indulging can still make you grow fat!

The basic way to eat peanut butter! Spread it on a slice of bread and there you go! This is mummy's breakfast and she loves it!

*Drumrolls*

 Tadaa! This gotta be my favourite pancake for now! I love banana pancakes so much already and the additional peanut butter just makes it even more delicious! It's also a nutritious, healthy snack option when I have food cravings. It is incredibly filling too. I wouldn't be able to finish the whole thing if the portion was any bigger.


Yumsss~~

That's all for today's recipe! Cheers to eating clean!

by
CSY

3 comments:

Meitzeu said...

Aww! This is a very good recipe!! I like your post!

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Meitzeu said...

Aww! This is a very good recipe!! I like your post!

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*JacQueliNe* said...

Gonna try out the pancakes one day! :P looks so yummy