As far back as I can remember, we’ve always had peanut butter at home. Making it at home has been the norm and we’ve always never used an electric appliance. Now that I have my own young family, why not make mine too? It’s very easy and the results are always good every time.
Why peanut butter? For obvious reasons it is very nutritious and delicious. So without taking this any further let’s make some peanut butter 🙂
Things you need
- Frying pan
- Pestle and mortar
- A spoon
- A table knife
- An empty jar
- Salt (optional)
- Vegetable cooking oil preferably sunflower oil
Start by roasting peanuts on a pan on medium flame. Be careful not to overcook them as by doing that will make the butter be with a burnt flavour. When cooked, remove from the flame and set the pan aside to completely cool down to room temperature. As the nuts cool you will hear the crackling sound 🙂 an indication that they are still cooking. Also enjoy the nice aroma of the nuts filling your house.
After the nuts have cooled, transfer them into your mortar and pounding softly grind the peanuts into a paste. It took me less than 20 min to reach my desired medium because I like my peanut butter a bit coarse. If you like yours smooth, continue pestling!
Next transfer the paste into a clean jar. Add a pinch of salt to season. If you don’t like salt you can leave it out, no problem. But you also should know that a little salt is important as it keeps the butter from turning rancid or going bad faster. In the jar add a few drops of vegetable cooking oil and mix the butter into a consistency that you like. I like mine not too runny so a few drops does the trick.
Finally, you have your very own homemade peanut butter without the use of an electric machine. Enjoy!