Easy Peasy Peanut Butter
This peanut butter is a game changer because the question of could I put some peanut butter on this quickly turns into can I put some of this on my peanut butter? But behold, our beloved peanut butter is very high in calories and unless you’re planning on having your 2000/day in the form of PB, you shouldn’t overdo it. Even the most disciplined people find it difficult to resist a good dollop of peanut butter on top of their granola so let me give you this little piece of advice: Don’t make this recipe too often in order to protect your lovely shape. OR forget what I just said and eat however much you please, this life’s for living after all!
why peanuts are great for you
Peanuts are great energy boosters which is why we should eat them in moderation (though sometimes (often) I cannot help myself and eat a liiiiiittle bit too much PB (really just a little). They contain minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, copper), vitamins (B1, B3, B9, E), anti-oxidants (resveratrol) and nutrients, the full package! As if this wasn’t enough already, peanuts are full of mono-unsaturated fatty acids that contribute to cardiovascular health, so eat them to make your heart happy. ♥
Prep Time: 5 min
Servings: 500g, ~1 ½ jars
For this recipe you will need:
500g peanuts, salted and roasted
5 tablespoons organic sunflower seed oil
- If you are using natural peanuts, roast them in a frying pan along with ¼ tsp of salt. I used already roasted and salted peanuts because this recipe isn’t called easy peasy peanut butter for no reason!
- In a food processor, add the peanuts and blend on high. As the nuts are being mixed, add the sunflower seed oil one tablespoon at a time and watch the magic happen. This process may take up to a few minutes so just as with any nut butter, practice your patience. Try whether you’d like to add more salt or even a bit of honey or agave syrup. (Can you feel the excitement yet?)
- Once you have a creamy yet still slightly crunchy texture, transfer this golden liquid of deliciousness into jars. Have some more samplings and do lick your fingers. Easy peasy!