Have you ever thought of making your own peanut butter? Just imagine this. Put roasted peanuts into your food processor. Add some sugar, salt and oil to your liking. Relax and let the machine do the wonder. After a couple of minutes, you will get to taste your fresh creamy dreamy or even crunchy munchy homemade peanut butter!! How cool is that? It’s something you and your kids can have loads of fun with.
Homemade peanut butter is definitely far better than those commercial peanut butter as you need not worry about the presence of hydrogenated oil and preservative. But, of course, the shortcoming is a shorter shelf life. Well, I bet you don’t have the time to think about it as your peanut butter would probably be all gone way before that.
This homemade peanut butter is so tasty with its all-natural flavour and creamy texture that I can’t resist the temptation to eat a spoonful of it straight out from its jar. Anyway, don’t expect to get a replica of those branded store bought peanut butter. But, if you are one who love healthy and nutritious homemade product, then I would highly recommend it to you.
Peanut butter has a bad reputation for its high amount of saturated fat and calories. But, that doesn’t mean it’s bad for your health. Looking at the overall nutrients, peanut butter also brings you many health benefits. It’s high in mono- and poly-unsaturated fats which can help to decrease cholesterol levels and reduce risks of chronic disease. Furthermore, it also provides great source of protein, folate, vitamin B, vitamin E, dietary fiber and mineral (potassium and magnesium) that your body needs. That’s said, for those who don’t have allergy in peanuts, peanut butter is really nutritious and healthy if eating in moderation and not to go overboard.
Now, you can use this creamy (or perhaps chunky) peanut butter with hundreds (or maybe thousands over thousands) interesting ways. Well, as for me, I still prefer the classic way, if not the childhood way – peanut butter and jam sandwiched between two wholemeal breads. Do you have any favourite or creative way of eating peanut butter? I love to hear from you.
> Get the recipe and step by step tutorial atfor Homemade Peanut Butter.
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