Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter & Peanut Butter Smoothie

It was a long time since I had made almond butter. Though it was good, I never tried making any other nut butters. Just did not feel like making these. I had better use of nuts in baking, I was thinking. But peanuts was one such I did not use much in baking as nuts themselves. I used them for sundals and chutneys but baking, nah..For the Blog Hop Wednesday Week 19 edition, an event by Radhika,This time while going through Anisha's Flavours for U, my partner blog for BlogHopWednesday Week 19, an event by Radhika, I came across homemade Peanut Butter and decided its high time, I used up my pack of peanuts. 

The recipe is very simple, and is done within 20 minutes. You can use up the peanut butter for baking cookies or turn into smoothies and shakes or even the classic American PB& J sandwich. The recipe is basic and you can improvise on it as well, adding sweeteners like honey or sugar, coarse grinding to make chunky butter etc.

Shelled Peanuts: 1 cup preferably not skinned
Salt: to taste
Peanut Oil: 1 + tsp

Dry roast the peanuts for a few minutes and let it cool.

Add them to a blender and in short spurts make a fine powder. Add in salt, blend again adding oil to blender to get a creamy texture. 

As simple as that. Now it is better to use peanuts with the skins though feel free (and if you have time to pass) to skin the shelled peanuts. 

Now I whipped up a simple peanut butter banana smoothie.

I blended together about 1/2 cup milk, 1/4-1/2 cup yogurt,2 tbsp of peanut butter and sugar/honey/choice of sweetner as per taste along with a 2 small bananas (or 1 big banana) to obtain a delicious smoothie. The estiamtes are just approximate and feel free to change as per your needs. You can even add cocoa/chocolate sauce/chocolate powder to make it chocolatey. A simple but filling smoothie made with a delectable nut butter.


Chef Mireille said...

my aunt in Suriname always made homemeade pb - but the old fashioned way using mortar & pestle so never made it because I remember watching her with all that labor - so easy with modern appliances :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy peanut butter and love that shake...delicious..

Santosh Bangar said...

easy simple to make peanut butter

Priya Sreeram said...

loved the smoothie with the homemade peanut butter

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent and delicious peanut butter, love that smoothie.

Anisha said...

Hey, first time here. I just found out that I'm linked with you for blog hop. I just have one day tomorrow cook blog and link in. Hope I'll be able to link in.

Peanut butter banana smoothie is awesome. I'd love to try that.. :)

divyagcp said...

Never thought about making peanut butter at home. Seems to be easy..
Love the smoothie.

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Nupur said...

Even I like to use peanuts with their Skin on, rather than peeling them out .. it brings in more taste and nice color

Vimitha Durai said...

All time favorite spread and yummy smoothie...

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