There is something about peanut butter that just makes it very very good. It is this amazing spread that can be combined with your banana smoothie for a rich aftertaste, or you can eat it on toast with slices of cucumber for some amazing freshness! There are a lot more ways to combine peanut butter, and do not worry, we will write another blog about that! First let us focus on the peanut butter itself.
There are a few things that make me very happy; food, cooking, eating…. Okay maybe there are a lot of things that make me happy, but one of those things is making food from scratch, whether it's bread, pasta, ketchup or anything else. So obviously peanut butter can not stay behind. We make it not out of necessity; there is a bunch of peanut butters for sale in supermarkets in Copenhagen that actually taste pretty natural and good. But don’t let convenience food lure you into not making this recipe! It only takes a few minutes and tastes so delicious!
The recipe down here is actually for a honey and cinnamon peanut butter, which is extremely good. If you just want to make a plain peanut butter, just don’t add the honey and cinnamon. Both will taste really good, but the honey makes the peanut butter a little more sticky and less smooth. The first thing you do is get some unroasted and unsalted peanuts, we used them with skin on, but that is not necessary. You roast the peanuts shortly to get the oils out (you kinda need those oils, so that is why it is smart to get them unroasted and roast them yourself, I hope that makes sense?..). Afterwards, you add the peanuts to a food processor and start grinding. It might not be necessary to add coconut oil, that depends on how well your machine works. So give it a try without first and add a tablespoon of coconut oil if you feel like the peanuts won’t mix smoothly, although it can take a while before the peanuts start releasing their oils and mix more smoothly.
Honey & cinnamon peanut butter
for 1 cup
300 ml unroasted and unsalted peanuts
2-3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
(optional coconut oil)
Start by roasting the peanuts in a pan to let them release the oils. Add to a food processor and blend. Give it a minute or two while you scrape the sides and blend until you get a creamy consistency. If this doesn’t work add some coconut oil to help your peanut butter on its way. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.