Recently it struck me, why not make my own?
So I peeled a bag of monkey nuts and realised peanut butter can be made by anyone with a blender (or pestle and mortar and lots of time) and some nuts.
It’s this simple:
2 cups of roasted peanuts (unsalted)
A pinch of salt
Get your blender with a blade on, add peanuts (I warm and colour them slightly in a frying pan beforehand, not necessary). Pinch of salt or spoonful of honey (if you’re a sweetie). Blend until creamy. Takes around 5 minutes.
If you’re feeling like getting really in touch with your P.B., you can mash them up in a pestle and mortar. This takes a while and is much messier.
We Love It
Mix in into curries to give a new dimension of flavour and glowing finish, especially Thai style coconut curries. Cor!
Peanuts are actually a legume! They are often called earth nuts and are high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. They contain good amounts of dietary protein, essential for growth and development and resveratrol, which is a super antioxidant. A handful of peanuts per day will provide you with a large amount of your required minerals, proteins and vitamins. Wonder nut!