2 Ingredient Peanut Butter (3 Min, Vegan)
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Everybody loves peanut butter. Well almost everybody. Probably not those who happen to be allergic. Or don’t like peanuts. But I digress. Almost everybody loves peanut butter!
We’ve been slapping it on things like these Banana Oat Fitness Cookies – and guess what? They taste even better!
It’s a fantastic topping (try spreading it on the World’s Simplest Pancakes too) that’s easy to find and healthy.
The only problems I foresee is that it can get a little pricey if you’re using it often, as well as all the added sugar, salt and preservatives you often find in shop-bought varieties.
Howie made a little video on this.
So, we thought we’d have a crack at making our own.
And it worked! Really well actually. And you’ll be pleased to hear it only needs two ingredients – peanuts and (no, not butter,) oil!
Throw about 150g peanuts and two tablespoons of oil into a blender and mix. That’s it. Your peanut butter is ready.
Plain, unsalted, unroasted peanuts make for the most natural taste. I’ve found that this peanut butter is perfect for using as a topping or sauce.
It fits really well as the basis for this Pasta Man-Salad, or as the spread in the Anti-Hangover Sandwich.
If you’re planning to eat it alone then I’d probably add just a few grams of sugar to sweeten it up a little.
However, slight variations can also give really interesting results. Spiced or roasted nuts give the butter a whole other flavour, while the different oils available can also subtly change things around.
Why not try experiment with what you have to hand?
Health Benefits – Peanut Butter
Are you nuts? Well, according to this latest research you would be if you ignored the amazing properties of nuts.
Just a handful a day can lead to a massive reduction in both heart disease and cancer, as well as providing protein, lowering bad cholesterol, and raising good cholesterol.
On top of that they’ll also give you fiber, potassium and many other nutrients.
We want to know:
- Who’s your king of nuts? Peanuts, cashews, pistachios, walnuts? Or another pretender to the throne?
- What’s your fave way of eating peanut butter (we are partial to a pb protein ball)?
- And sandwiches: regular or toasted?
- 1 ¼ cup peanuts (deshelled)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Chuck peanuts and oil in blender/food processor (adding maple syrup if so wished).
- Blend (blend more for smooth texture, less for crunchy).
Nice video!! Walnuts are my favorite nut for baking and to use on salads. But hands-down peanut butter is the best nut spread. We have a lot more varietys here in AMerica and I think it’s not as expensive as it is in Europe.
Thanks for the probs, will motivate me to make a few more of those 😀
Yes, we Europeans are definitely a little behind when it comes to peanut butter. Many of my friends didn’t even know that it goes super well with jam. Imagine that!
SO EASY 🙂 I wish I could eat peanut butter, however at the same time I am glad I can’t because otherwise I would just KEEP ON EATIN’! 😉
You have a peanut allergy? That’s a bummer, self-made peanut butter indeed is addictive 🙂
This recipe is not vegan if you use honey. A substitute would be agave.
Yep and yep Stacey! That’s right. A little brown sugar also goes well.
I’m not a big fan of peanut butter, but I absolutely love cashew and almond butters. Do you think it would be possible to try this recipe with cashews or almonds? Thanks.
Absolutely!! I’m about to try it out myself as well with a new food processor I recently bought. I’m actually quite excited to see how it turns out 😀