Go into a supermarket, pick up a jar of peanut butter and read the ingredients on the label. Chances are it contains palm oil, and possibly corn syrup. The reason this is so, is to make the end product cheaper to produce. Now there are very good ecological reasons why one shouldn’t eat any food product containing any of these two.
This recipe is very easy and the peanut butter will be exactly as you prefer it.
Makes just over 500 gm/ just over 1 lb
500 gm/1 lb salted peanuts
Peanut oil as required
1 level teaspoon of salt
1 dessertspoon of honey
1. Take an ordinary packet of salted peanuts and roast them for 10 to 15 minutes in a hot oven at 200 C/425 F/. Allow them to cool when they have reached your desired of roasted brown.
2. Pour the roasted peanuts into a food processor and using a sharp blade, process until they are reduced to the required level of crunchiness. In our family we prefer our peanut butter to be slightly crunchy not smooth.
3. Add the peanut oil and process further until you have a homogeneous mix. The mix should be a little runny.
4. At this stage you should taste and adjust the flavour for saltiness and sweetness. I added just 1 level teaspoon of salt and 1 dessertspoon of honey.
5. When putting into pots you might want to add a little extra oil to stop the butter from drying out.