Welcome to another one of my how-to series.
Today I’d be showing you very easy ways to make your own peanut butter. I promise you, you’d dump the store bought brands once you know how to do this. Making peanut butter is as simple as ABC. In fact I have never bought a jar of peanut butter with my money.
This is what you need to know.
Roasted Peanut -we call it groundnut-
(I didn’t use any of these optional ingredients.)
Ehu Seeds (Calabash Nutmeg) if you are looking for traditional tasting peanut butter like the one Igbo people serve with garden egg.
Get out the dry mill of your blender.
If you are not sure about the freshness of your peanuts turn it into a dry frying pan and stir fry on low heat for about 3-5mins. To avoid rancidity. Do not burn .
Allow to cool if you did the re-heating
Then pour into your dry mill and blend on medium speed. In 15 seconds most of your nuts would be crushed and it would have released it’s oil.
Use a spatula to scrap the sides and stir slighty.
If you wish to add honey or pepper, this would be the time to add it.
Then blend again at high speed for about 45 secs or as long as it would take to get it to a smooth slightly runny paste.
Store in a air tight container
Voila there your have your own peanut butter.