Recipe: Homemade crunchy peanut butter

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imageBy Dr Antonella Grima

Make homemade crunchy peanut butter in seconds with this easy recipe

Ingredients: 250g peanuts, rapeseed oil, salt (optional)
Preparation method:
You may either buy roasted peanuts or roast raw peanuts in a large pan on a medium flame while stirring frequently, removing from the heat and allowing them to cool down once they have become golden brown.
Divide 250g roasted peanuts into 2 portions
Put one portion aside and blend the other portion in a food processor to a fine powdery consistency
Add a pinch of salt (optional)
Slowly pour rapeseed oil into the food processor while blending, until you have a creamy paste
Pour the remaining peanuts into the food processor and blend for another few seconds, grinding the peanuts to your desired consistency
Scoop the peanut butter into a clean glass jar with a lid and refrigerate

Nutritional information:
Peanuts are rich in fibre, healthy omega 3 oils and protein, while rapeseed oil is an excellent source of omega 3 oils. Peanut butter is a healthy and tasty substitute for cheese spreads or butter. However, it is quite high in calories so limit yourself to one or two tablespoons daily!