Peanut butter is not something I like, in fact. Maybe it’s better to say it was not. Until I made my own peanut butter myself. This is not the first time that happened to me. I started to like many things after I started doing it myself at home. After I started doing it at home according to my own taste.
Peanut butter has always been too greasy for me. It’s like I’m eating some kind of fat, not a nut paste. However, peanut is my favorite nut. Raw, roasted, salty, unsalted… I love every kind of it. Despite this, I have always found it strange that I cannot enjoy peanut butter. Until I made my own peanut butter myself.
After making my own peanut butter, I realized that they roast the peanuts used for peanut butter to the degree of burning as far as I understand from both the taste and color of the store bought peanut butters. Firstly, this is not a healthy thing at all. Second, as I mentioned above, it turns its taste into fat rather than peanut butter. The peanuts I use are not raw or slightly roasted, they are well roasted until almost turns brown. The taste of peanut butter is tremendous. But the color is so different from the store bought ones that it is not believable. Fortunately, all this time I thought I did not like peanut butter and did not eat it until today, after seeing its color and tasting it. I do not even want to compare the price, because compared to home-made peanut butter, store bought ones are enormously expensive. One of the things I couldn’t understand until today was that peanut itself was so cheap while peanut butter was so expensive. It still doesn’t make any sense, but at least I know that it has a really easy solution now.
When I first prepared peanut butter, I made it for sharing the recipe and using it in different peanut recipes.That’s why I prepared it sugar free. After seeing that it is so delicious, I realized that it can be consumed by spreading on bread for breakfast or as a protein supplement besides fruits and added some honey to it. You can also decide whether you want to sweeten it or not according to your needs. Of course, you can use sugar instead of honey to sweeten it. And don’t forget to make adjustments by tasting to get the sweetness you want.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 2 cups roasted, unsalted, shelled peanuts,
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional).
- Take the peanuts into a food processor and pulse until you reach a smooth consistency,
- Add the honey and pulse again until it mixes homogeneously,
- Take into a glass jar and set aside in the fridge.