Throughout my travels, peanut butter was the one food that I missed most. Strange, I know, but I adore it. When I moved to Turkey, I was beyond disappointed when I tasted the nut butters sold in stores. The country is famous for it’s nut exports, and I’d be lying if I said they didn’t have an incredible selection. However, I found that the nut butters sold in supermarkets in Turkey have far too much added sugar. They all taste like a sweet, almost frosting-like topping, instead of a protein-packed, salty spread. After two months of feeling mildly depressed over it, I decided to have a go at making my own peanut butter. Imagine how ridiculous I felt when I realized that I could have easily had the most amazing nut spread at my disposal from the get-go! This simple recipe produces a pure peanut butter, much better than any over-processed and preservative-filled jar of salty heaven I’d had before. Enjoy!
Prep Time: None
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- 3 c/400 g roasted peanuts, unsalted
- 2 tsp honey
Add peanuts to a food processor/chopper. Chop using a pulsing rhythm for 45 seconds. Check the consistency of the mixture. Once the peanuts have begun to break down and are blending together, add honey. Continue pulsing until a desirable texture is reached. It is not necessary to add oil, as natural oil will be extracted from the peanuts when they are thoroughly broken down. However, if you do not reach the consistency that you want, try adding a teaspoon of olive or sunflower oil and continue the pulsing rhythm.
End-product will fill a 400g jar