Spread the love with some homemade peanut butter
Did you hear the joke about peanut butter? We can’t tell you, you might spread it. Okay, on a more serious note, did you know Australians consume approximately 30,000 tonnes of locally grown peanuts every year, all of which are processed in Kingaroy? Crazy, huh?! And if there was ever a week to celebrate these wonderful legumes (that’s right, they’re not actually nuts) it’s the week of September 13, which is World Peanut Day. To spread the peanut love, try your hand at making this simple recipe for homemade peanut butter – just make sure you use delicious Australian-grown peanuts to celebrate and thank our local farmers!
500 g blanched peanuts
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1–2 teaspoons sea salt flakes, crushed
Preheat fan-forced oven 170°C. Scatter the peanuts over a baking tray. Roast for 20–25 minutes or until golden. Cool for five minutes.
Transfer warm peanuts to a food processor. Process peanuts until finely chopped, then scrape down the side of bowl. Add oil and process for one minute, then scrape down the side of bowl again. Process for another one minute and scrape down the side of bowl. Repeat the process until peanut butter is the consistency you want it. Stir in salt to taste.
Spoon into jar and keep in the fridge to enjoy.
You can use roasted salted or unsalted peanuts for this recipe as well. Warm them in 170°C oven for 7–10 minutes, then follow steps 2–3.
Makes two cups.
Recipe courtesy of the nuts over at Picky Picky Peanuts.
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