One of the easiest things you can prepare with your Thermomix is 100% pure Peanut Butter. There is no hydrogenated fat, no sugar, no salt, no additives! It is made with natural roasted peanuts.
My husband and I are recently hooked on this yummy peanut butter. We often enjoy it on our toasted bread together with banana slices.
When I was little, my first encounter with peanut butter was Hollywood movies when the mother of the family prepared breakfast or school lunches for the kids. It wasn't something very popular in Turkey, it still is not as much as it is in USA even though you can find many products in the market today. The same goes also for Italy, where I've been living for more than 10 years. There is not much peanut butter love going on here either. The popularity level in America remains untouchable I guess.
Peanut butter is a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Even though it is high in fat and calories, still considered healthy.( Here is what Walter C. Willett, M.D. Professor of Nutrition from Harvard School of Public Health says about it.)
100 g of peanut butter is around 580 calories and contains 25 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 50 g fat.
400 g dry roasted unsalted peanuts
- Place shelled peanuts in TM Bowl. Chop for 30 - 60 seconds on Speed 7.
- Scrape down the sides with spatula. Mix for 20 - 30 seconds on Speed 5-6, increasing the speed gradually from 1 to 5-6.
- Scrape down the sides with spatula. Repeat the previous step until it reaches the smoothness you desire. (I've repeated 4 times)
- Transfer it in a glass jar, close the lid and store in the fridge.
Yes, it is this easy to make your own peanut butter at home with Thermomix !
What do you say for a slice of toasted whole wheat bread with some homemade Peanut Butter spread and banana?