I am back after a “mother of a toddler” break. And it’s been more than three months! Wow! Time does fly with Miss A around. She’s turning 18 months and the more time I spend with her, the more I forget the rest of the world. So blogging has been the last thing on my mind.
This recipe was long time pending to be blogged about and today I decided, this is it! While my little A is napping in my arms, the blogger in me has come out of the mommy in me. HUGE credits goes to my darling hubby who never fails to encourage me and never misses his chance to remind me of healthy recipes. Also this time, there is one more special friend, a blogger herself at the famous Flavors of Mumbai, Maria. She has been a great inspiration and a true friend in encouraging me to not give up blogging. So this post is dedicated to you Maria! Thanks a lot.
Coming to my today’s post, this is one of the oldest recipes I tried on my quest for healthy recipes. Still remember how excited I was to find peanut butter making was this easy. Hardly takes 15 minutes and the resultant peanut butter is so utterly butterly delicious. You can’t stop licking your fingers for sure!
So why wait? Try this yummy refined sugar free healthy peanut butter with the goodness of raisins and enjoy your toast guilt free!
Health benefits of Peanuts: Peanuts contain the “heart-healthy” fats in addition to being good sources of Vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese.
Health benefits of Raisins: A handful of raisins are a good source of carbohydrates for energy and are rich in B Vitamins, iron and pottassium.
RECIPE: (Yields approx 1 Cup of Peanut butter)
1 Cup Peanuts
1/4 Cup Raisins ( Black/ Golden)
2 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Oil
A pinch of Salt
1. Dry roast the peanuts on medium flame till they let out an aroma. Takes approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Allow it to cool.
2. Pour into a dry mixer and pulse till it turns into a coarse powder.
3. Now add the raisins, honey, oil and salt.
4. Continue blending in the mixer till the peanuts release oil and the mixture turns into a paste. This might take some time depending on your mixer grinder.
Note: Stop the mixer in between to scrape the edges off.
5. Once done in the consistency you like (ranges from slightly coarse to smooth), remove in an airtight container and refrigerate.
|I like them really coarse!
Serve as a spread over toast or plain bread.
Note: Lasts for a week if refrigerated.