If you’re reading this, you’re probably a loyal fan of peanut butter. We don’t blame you! Peanut butter can make you feel exceptionally guilty due to it’s naturally high fat content but, if enjoyed in moderation, has great nutritional benefits!
It contains monosaturated fats. It’s packed with protein, which can help with weightloss as makes you feel fuller for longer and helps repair and build muscles. It’s considered to be a great energy booster. It has a gram of fibre in every tablespoon! There are small traces of B6 and zinc in peanut butter which can act as a good immunity booster.
It is a good source of potassium, which helps keep the central nervous system in order, blood pressure down and helps your kidneys to filter your blood. It is also a great source of magnesium which is good for bone health, mental health and muscle recovery.
You do get several unsweetened and unsalted natural peanut butter options at several stores in this day and age, but there’s this sense of complete satisfaction when you make something as simple as nut butter on your own.
This recipes uses raw peanuts, which is great for raw vegans. However, you can get so creative with variations! If you’d like a more developed peanut taste, roast your peanuts first at 180° for 4-5min, shaking the pan around once or twice during the roasting. They can burn quickly, so keep an eye on it!
If you’re not a fan of unsweetened peanut butter, you can sweeten it with stevia, agave or maple syrup if you wish. We’ve used roasted cacao nibs in our peanut butter for an indulgent crunchy texture, but another variation is to use cacao powder instead. They’re both great anti-oxidants, but the cacao powder will yield a much smoother peanut butter.
This recipe makes about ½ a cup, so feel free to double or triple it for yourself!
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1x cup Raw peanuts
1 pinch Salt
3 Tbsp Roasted Cacao Nibs
1 Tbsp Peanut Oil (for weaker food processors)
- Add your nuts to your food processor and pulse until crumbly.
- Process on high for about 15-20 min, scraping down the sides when needed. If your processor isn’t exceptionally strong, feel free to add a bit of peanut oil. It’ll help bind the crumbles and draw out the oil in your peanuts, resulting in a smooth mixture a lot faster.
- Add cacao nibs and process for a further 2-3 minutes until a rich, dark brown colour has developed.
- Sweeten and salt to taste. Yum!
Recipe created for The Refillery by @Crumbs&Ink
Benefits of peanut butter: https://www.healthymummy.com/peanut-butter-healthy-top-10-health-benefits-peanut-butter/