Peanut Butter is definitely one of Pinoy favorites when it comes to sandwich spreads. I even know of some people who has more peanut butter than bread when it comes to their sandwiches!
And there are a lot of kinds, depending on the texture and taste, like the creamy and chunky variants. But for some reason, I really love homemade ones. There something about it, maybe the consistency and the ‘rawness’ of it, that makes it a whole lot better than the expensive ones you get at the supermarket.
That’s why I tried to learn how to make my own peanut butter at home. If you love peanut butter, I suggest you learn making one too.
Not only is it cheaper, you’ll also get the benefit of doing away with the chemicals and preservatives commercial ones have. See the recipe here:
- 1 kilo peeled peanuts (buy them unroasted, with the peel removed. Should appear white and dry).
- 1 cup honey ( or 2 cups refined sugar)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (optional if sticky texture is desired)
- Salt to taste
- Heat your kawali at low heat as high heat burns the outer layer of the nuts quite fast. Make sure your kawali has a thick bottom so that the peanuts don’t burn easily.
- Keep roasting the peanuts and stir constantly for even roasting. This may take about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool.
- After cooling the roasted nuts, mix it with the oil and honey, and pour the mixture into the food processor. Scrape down the food processor bowl, if needed, when processing the peanuts.
- Process the peanut mixture until it’s very smooth. Taste the freshly made peanut butter and add a touch of salt, if needed. Add more oil if needed to have desired sticky consistency.
- Store your smooth peanut butter in a sealed container in the refrigerator.