Peanut butter is one of the best sources of healthy fats and other beneficial nutrients. Unfortunately, most of the commercial peanut butter products at your local supermarket are not healthy at all. Most manufacturers will add hydrogenated oil (Preservative and stabilizer) and even sugar.
The good news is peanut butter is one of the easiest home recipes and it tastes much better than the commercial one. What’s more, you can make yours even healthier by adding Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Benefits (a few of so many):
Peanuts are a great source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids, magnesium, niacin (brain food) and vitamin E
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has healthy dose of mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels, lowers risks of high blood pressures and is beneficial in preventing blocked arteries.
Extra Virgin Olive oil (Mechanically expressed)
Roast the raw peanuts over a pan at low heat.
There is no need to put any oil as the peanuts won’t stick to the pan with the peels on.
Dry-roast this for about 10 min. The peanuts should taste cooked but soft.
Turn off the heat and leave peanuts covered in the hot pan to allow drying off and hardening
The dried and crunchy nut should now be easy to peel off the skin (If the nuts are really clean, you may leave this part out)
Once the nuts are all peeled, put in the blender with the grinder blades option and add some sea salt to your taste.
Blend the nuts to a coarseness of your liking (either crunchy or smooth peanut butter).
Pour the peanut flour into a glass container and add Extra Virgin Olive Oil in small quantities as you mix until you acquire a good consistency that will allow you to spread the peanut butter.