By Kelly Bogard
I’m feeling inspired. A few things happened in the past week to make me rethink this week’s recipe.
#1 – I had a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich at a football tailgate. This sandwich was so simple, yet so satisfying.
#2 – I heard a commercial about Peanut farming in Texas, reminding me that peanuts are a Texas commodity that is often overlooked.
#3 – Today is National Peanut Day!
Put all of those things together, and I couldn’t help but change my plan for this week. Don’t worry, you will still get another football recipe soon, but I just had to celebrate peanuts today.
Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. I loved it as a kid and still love it now. I like it on toast, in cookies, on chicken… You get the point. So when the opportunity came for me to make my own, with any flavors I wanted, I jumped at the chance.
This homemade peanut butter recipe is totally customizable to your taste. You could exchange the nutmeg for cinnamon or even add chocolate. Either would bring out the flavor of the peanuts. This is a natural peanut butter, which is not normally very sweet. If you prefer sweeter peanut butter, double up on the honey, or you might even try adding Agave syrup instead of the honey. It is a little sweeter. Make it your own!
First things, first. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a large bowl, toss together the peanuts, nutmeg and salt until well coated.
Spread the peanuts onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until they begin to brown. Let the nuts sit for 10 minutes after removing from the oven.
Pour the toasted peanuts into your food processor or blender and grind until the peanuts start to break down. This should take about 30 seconds. Add the honey to the ground peanuts and return to blending the mixture until smooth. It may start to ball up before it smoothes out. Don’t worry—just keep going. It will break down once the oils release from the nuts.
Yep, it is that easy and you can store it for up to a month in the refrigerator. Just think of all the things you could use your Toasted Peanut Butter for–bagels, Thai noodles, chicken tenders and the list goes on.
For a quick and easy treat for your family, thank a Texas peanut farmer. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Toasted Peanut Butter
Summary: nutritious and creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups unsalted peanuts, shelled & skinned
- 1 tbsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine peanuts, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl to coat.
- Place peanuts on a lined baking sheet and toast in the oven for approximately 5 minutes.
- Allow toasted nuts to cool for 10 minutes.
- Pour toasted peanuts into food processor or blender.
- Grind peanuts for approximately 30 seconds and then add honey.
- Continue blending mixture until smooth.
- Can be stored for up to one month, refrigerated.
Prep time (duration): 0 hour(s), 5 minutes
Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 10 minutes
Yields (yield): 1 1/2 – 2 Cups