Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip

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Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip

Some food items we shun as we know not what they are and so it was with Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip. But now that I actually made homemade peanut butter, I know now how truly, amazingly, incredibly easy it really is. Peanuts meet blender, blender pulses and Voila! Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip is ready.

How to make Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip

Peanuts have to go through a few steps before becoming smooth, spreadable peanut butter. At first, the nuts look ridiculously crumbly and dry in the food processor but pulse a little longer and it actually ends up in a creamy, gooey peanuty butter.

Health Benefits of Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip

This multipurpose spread is remarkably good for your health. Peanut Butter has high protein and healthy oils that help in weight loss, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease. The heart too loves Peanuts

They, in reality, lower the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. Complete fat in peanut butter is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. It lowers Type 2 Diabetes according to a study. It is high in Valuable Nutrition as it has protein as well as potassium; lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It also comprises of fibre to keep your bowel healthy, magnesium to strengthen your bones and muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants.

Peanut butter can be a nutritious option when you relish it as part of a balanced diet. Nevertheless, eating ample amounts of peanut butter can escalate a person’s daily consumption of saturated fat, sodium, and calories. If you have a peanut allergy avoid peanut butter as it could produce a possibly deadly reaction.

Easy to make Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip

This Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip recipe is so effortless to make. All you need is a food processor and 15 minutes of pulsing. And if you are more adventurous then you can male Almond butter in the same way or Chocolate peanut butter.

Ingredients for Homemade Peanut Butter

2 cups unsalted shelled peanuts

Pinch to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 to 2 teaspoons honey

1 to 3 teaspoons peanut or vegetable oil, if needed

Method

Peanuts for  Peanut Butter and Dip
Toasting Peanuts

Toast Nuts as toasting also gives your peanut butter a deeper, richer flavour

Heat a griddle and toast the peanuts till the nuts are nice and brown and you can smell the nutty aroma. Remove from fire and cool. You can even roast them in an oven at 350 degrees F.

If you are making crusty peanut butter, add 1/3 cup of the roasted peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the peanuts are chopped into very small pieces. Transfer chopped peanuts to a bowl and reserve for later.

Process the Nuts

Now add the roasted peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute then scrape sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Process for another 2 to 3 minutes until the peanut butter is shiny and smooth.

How to make  Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter

Add your preferred amount of salt and honey then process until it is a smooth blend. I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of Kashmiri honey. Check that the consistency is of creamed butter, if it appears too thick, add peanut oil, one teaspoon at a time until you are pleased with the texture. For crunchy peanut butter, stir in the reserved peanuts. I was going to use it as a dip so I didn’t mix crunchy peanuts.

Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

The Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe is a delectable appetizing dip that can be used in numerous ways like a dip for Sandwiches, Momos, or like I did for Baby Corn Satay or Potato wedges or drizzle it over stir-fried veggies or noodles. It is rich, velvety, a little spicy and absolutely lip-smacking.

The blend of fresh coconut milk, along with hot and spicy schezwan sauce and peanut butter makes this dip finger-licking good. You must try this homemade Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe which is healthy and tasty at the same time.

Ingredients

100 ml Coconut milk

1-inch ginger, grated or crushed

½ cup Peanut Butter, smooth or chunky

1 tsp. Red Chilli sauce or schezwan sauce

1 tbsp Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)

1 ½ tbsps Soy sauce

Method

Homemade Peanut Dip

To make this Peanut Dip, gather all the ingredients first.

Use fresh peanut butter to have a delectable freshness in the recipe.

In a mixing bowl add coconut milk, ginger, peanut butter, schezwan sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce and whisk until all the ingredients are blended well and turns into a smooth consistency.

Homemade Peanut Dip

Pour the Homemade Peanut Dip into a serving bowl and serve. with Crispy Baby Corn Satay like I did or with Potato Wedges

Crispy Baby Corn Satay with peanut dip

Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip
Homemade Peanut Butter and Dip
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Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

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