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Love peanut butter? Here’s how you can make it at home in just 5 minutes

Published on:28 May 2021, 11:11am IST
If you don’t trust those packed peanut butters available in the supermarket, make it yourself right at home. Yes, it’s not hard!
Nikita Bhardwaj
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There’s nothing better than homemade peanut butter! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Freshly-toasted bread and tea is one of the most popular breakfast combinations in Indian households. Or let’s just say bachelors love it a little too much; after all, it can be savoured at any time during the day. But then, what’s a toast without a layer of your favourite nut butter? But it’s also important to remember that the varieties you buy from supermarkets are laden with sugar and fat. That’s why we are here to share with you the recipe of homemade peanut butter. Sounds like too much work? 

You just require four ingredients and five minutes. Surprised? Well, this quick peanut butter recipe is proof. Come, let’s try!  

Ingredients
  • 500 gms roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • A tbsp of olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
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Peanut butter can help in boosting your stamina. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Method:

Step 1: Place peanuts in a food processor. Turn the food processor on and let it run for 4-5 minutes. 

Step 2: During this time, you’ll see the peanuts turn from crumbs to a dry ball and then to a smooth and creamy ‘liquid’ peanut butter. Stir in some honey and olive oil to add some texture. Add a pinch of salt too. 

Step 3: Store this butter in the fridge or at room temperature.

Tip: If you like the crunchy version of peanut butter, keep around 50 grams of roasted peanuts aside and roughly blend them. You can also crush them using a pestle and mortar, and add it to the butter before storing. 

Here’s why you should replace packaged toast spread with peanut butter

Did you know only exercise can’t make you lose weight? It’s the calorie deficit that does the whole trick. But it doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself. All it means is replacing your regular diet with some healthy alternatives. This way, you won’t just lose weight, but gain in other ways too! 

Moreover, it helps to keep you more satiated, because peanut butter is loaded with monounsaturated fat and protein.

1. Peanut butter is an energy booster;

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Peanuts are a powerhouse of energy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. It helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels of a person. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, eating one tablespoon of peanut butter can help to lower the risk of diabetes.

3. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, peanut butter also helps to de-stress. The presence of beta-sitosterol is a big advantage, as it helps to regulate the production of cortisol in your body.

4. Peanut butter is great for your skin, hair, eyes, and brain, all thanks to the presence of vitamin E in it.

5. If you’re a fitness freak or an athlete, you must consume peanut butter, as it helps in faster muscle recovery.

6. If calcium is not helping you improve bone health, try adding a spoonful of peanut butter to your diet. That’s because it has vitamin K that helps in better absorption of calcium.

Isn’t it amazing how making this 5-minute recipe can bring such a positive change in your health? So, wait no more and try out this peanut butter recipe soon!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.