Monday, March 19, 2012

Meatless Monday: Home Made Peanutbutter

I recently made my own peanut butter for the first time! Technically, it is more a nut paste because it features three different nuts. But you can make plenty of variations! This recipe is inspired by the book Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven, it makes enough for a large jar of peanut butter. And it is so easy, that I can hardly call it a recipe. Please make sure you get nuts unsalted!

The result before we transferred it to a jar

Peanut butter:
- 100 gr peanuts
- 100 gr hazelnuts
- 100 gr almonds
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 100 ml sunflower oil
- 1 tbsp apple syrup with cinnamon

Add all the ingredients into the kitchen machine and let the machine do the work. You can make it creamy or chunky, whatever you prefer. If it is too dry, add some more oil. Make sure you taste when it is done if it is to your taste, adjust accordingly.

This does make a sweeter peanut butter than I am used to. I think because the almonds and the apple syrup and sugar are all sweet. I think we will use cashews next time instead of almonds and I think it will be even better then. Feel free to use whatever nuts you like, as long as it makes 300 gr total, it should be fine. As suggestion it is also given that you can add a bit of chocolate for a nutty chocolate paste, but I haven't tried that yet.

This post is part of Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.
MMMM is a weekly carnival dedicated to those interested in improving their personal health and the health of the planet by reducing meat consumption one day a week. Every Monday you have a chance to feature a link to something meatless. It doesn’t have to be a recipe {although that would be nice}, it can be a picture of a meatless meal you ate that week, an interesting article you read about meat consumption, a post on your blog about going meatless, perhaps a post on someone else’s blog you found helpful, anything Meatless Monday appropriate.


And also part of Meatless Monday on Vegetarische Blogs

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