How To Make Peanut Butter At Home: 5 Tricks To Nail It

If you ever visit me in the morning, you’ll see me indulging in a dollop of peanut butter, brown bread and a glass of homemade orange juice on the side for breakfast. This has been my pre-workout meal for more than a year now, no matter what happens. The gooey deliciousness with tiny pieces of peanuts coming through is enough to make my morning. Moreover, peanut butter is filled with essential nutrients like healthy fats, proteins and fibres and is a great food to start your day with. 

When I started my fitness journey, my trainer told me that peanut butter is one of the best things to add to your diet to fill your body with healthy fats, and I was ecstatic. However, he also told me not to use store-bought peanut butter as they are highly processed, have refined sugar and oil and are filled with trans fats. So, I decided to make peanut butter at home and trust me when I say this, and it turned out to be darn delicious. However, the first few trials were unsuccessful enough to break my heart. The first time I tried making peanut butter at home, it turned into a clumpy mess. Hence, after a few trials, I could finally make it perfect. So, to help you do the same, here are some easy tips and tricks. 

  1. Use fresh shelled peanuts for making peanut butter at home. 
  2. Roast the nuts for 3-4 minutes on medium flame by constantly shaking the pan to prevent them from burning. 
  3. Blend the peanuts by constantly scraping the sides with a rubber spatula in the food processor. Continue doing this till you get a shiny and smooth butter. 
  4. If you think the butter is too thick, add oil till you are satisfied with the consistency. 
  5. For storing, you can transfer the peanut butter into a food-safe container in the fridge for a month. 
  6. Do you want to make a healthier version of peanut butter? Add a scoop of whey protein to it. You can also add vanilla essence, cocoa powder or any other flavouring ingredient to peanut butter to pack in flavours.