Double-roasted Peanut Spread

double-roasted peanut spread

Double-roasted Peanut Spread

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This homemade double-roasted peanut spread is a real specialty. Thanks to the double roasting, it has a very intense taste and a beautiful dark-brown color that makes it really irresistible. If you love peanut butter, you will love this peanut spread too. It’s very simple to make, you know exactly what’s in it. You create the flavor yourself to suit your taste, so the result is much more delicious than the spreads bought in the supermarkets.

Peanut butter or peanut spread?

I don’t call it peanut butter. According to the official definition, peanut butter is a spreadable cream with a content of 90 percent peanuts. The peanut content of this double-roasted peanut spread is 50 percent. Nevertheless, it has the same delicious peanut flavor as peanut butter, spiced with a little extra roast flavor.

I enriched the peanut spread with light coconut milk. Due to this, the nutritional values of the peanut spread are more favorable than the nutritional values of peanut butter. For example, it contains 33 percent less calories! That sounds good, doesn’t it?

All you need is a good blender (I will write about it below), a couple of ingredients and about 15 minutes.

If you want the recipe right away, click the Jump to Recipe button below the title. Or, if you have some time, let’s talk a little about peanuts and about why are peanuts good for you.

Wonderful peanuts

The peanut plant originates from South America. This legume is biologically more related to beans, peas and soy than to nuts.

Did you know that half of the world’s peanut crop is made into peanut butter?

You can find a lot of information about peanuts on the internet, depending on what you are interested in. For example, you can read more here about its history, production or more interesting facts about peanuts if you click here. I’m not going into this right now. Since this is a food blog, I prefer to write about why it is worth consuming.

double-roasted peanut spread
Peanuts after the home-roasting process

Why you should consume peanuts

Peanuts are rich in healthy fats. They contain 40-50 percent oil, which is why they can be creamed so easily. The protein in peanuts is also high (25-30 percent), that’s why it is especially recommended for fans of vegan or vegetarian diets to consume peanuts, as it is a great alternative to replacing animal proteins that are left out of a meat-free diet.

Peanuts are high in vitamins, especially vitamins B and E.

It is important to note that due to the high amount of fat in peanuts, their caloric content is not negligible: about 600 kcal per 100 grams. So consume peanuts in moderation and prefer the unsalted version. Salted peanuts contain a lot of salt, which is bad for your health, because it can cause high blood pressure.

In what forms can peanuts be consumed?

First, there is the version that you see in stores on a daily basis. Roasted peanuts (with or without shells, salted or unsalted), ready for immediate consumption.

You can often find peanut oil in stores. It tastes really delicious! Peanut oil is typically used in dressings because of its pleasant peanut flavor. It is also excellent for frying fries! I often use it instead of olive oil, it is a very good substitute for roasting meat slices or onions, for example. I prefer this one from Spectrum Culinary.

Peanut flour is made by extracting almost 100 percent of the fat from the peanuts. The end result is a flour with high protein content that you can use to thicken soups for example. Or you can put peanut flour into cakes or breads, adding a little extra flavor to them. You can find my favorite peanut flour if you click here.

Peanut butter is already better known. It is a food spread containing 90 percent peanuts. The remaining 10 percent are usually salt, some sweeteners, possibly preservatives. Very creamy, pleasantly salty and sweet. It typically sticks a little to the roof of your mouth when you eat. I don’t like this so much but a lot of people do. 🙂

Peanut butter vs. double-roasted peanut spread

double-roasted peanut spread
In the background you can see the store bought peanut butter and in the front, my irresistible double-roasted peanut spread

This peanut spread absolutely lacks this sticky feeling, which I’m especially happy about. In addition, it is very similar to peanut butter and can be used in the same way. You can spread it on bread (think of the gorgeous peanut butter jelly sandwich, for example), you can put it in cake’s batter, bread dough or even peanut sauce or smoothie too. And also great for a fantastic peanut butter chicken, which recipe will be my next post in a couple of days. Don’t forget to come back, I promise, it will be lovely!

My double-roasted peanut spread, as I have already mentioned, is similar in many features to peanut butter. You can also make a completely smooth or slightly crunchy version of it. It you want a smooth spread, simply blend for a few more minutes until you reach the texture you like. The biggest difference between the peanut butter and my peanut spread can be found in the nutritional facts.

First, take a look at the nutritional facts about peanut butter. Per 100 grams, an average peanut butter contains about 600 calories. So consume it in moderation. There is a lot of oil in peanuts, so of course in peanut butter. So the fat content is 50 grams per 100 grams. The protein content of peanut butter is also high, about 25 grams of protein per 100 grams of peanut butter.

And now compare these data with the nutritional facts of my double-roasted peanut spread! The caloric content of the peanut spread in 100 grams is only 400 kcal. Since this spread is enriched with light coconut milk, there is only 32 grams of fat in 100 grams of peanut spread!

So, overall, the caloric content of the peanut spread is 33 percent less than the caloric content of peanut butter! And its fat content is also much less, at about 37 percent.

Blender recommendation for making double-roasted peanut spread

What is essential to this recipe is a great blender. I have already written about my love for NutriBullet in this mango mousse recipe. I can only say good things about the blender when in comes to making a peanut spread. Although NutriBullet was specifically designed for fruit blending, puree and smoothie making, it also works perfectly with nuts.

What I have to blend I always do with it. It won’t disappoint you either, feel free to give it a try. NutriBullet is available in several colors: I have this simple gray one. If you prefer, here is the elegant white version, or a full set with a coral color machine! Click on the links to check them out!

Now you have the perfect blender and all the ingredients. Finally, here comes the recipe for double-roasted peanut spread, in homecookvibes style 🙂

Double-roasted Peanut Spread

This homemade double-roasted peanut spread is a real specialty. Thanks to the double roasting, it has a very intense taste and a beautiful dark-brown color that makes it really irresistible. If you love peanut butter, you will love this peanut spread too. It's very simple to make, you know exactly what's in it. You create the flavor yourself to suit your taste, so the result is much more delicious than the spreads bought in the supermarkets.
Total Time 15 mins
Course Spread
Servings 10 people (about 380 g peanut spread)
Calories 146 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 170 g roasted peanuts
  • 1.5 tablespoons of oil (olive, walnut, peanut, avocado…)
  • 50 g honey
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 ml coconut milk (light)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius. Cover a baking tray with baking paper, sprinkle with the roasted peanuts and put them into the oven for about 6-8 minutes to roast. Let them cool completely.
  • Put all the ingredients into the blender and blend them until you get the crunchy or smooth spread of your choice.
  • Double-roasted peanut spread can be stored in the fridge for about 8-10 days.
Keyword coconut milk, peanut, peanut spread

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Bonus tips

Of course, if you don’t like heavily roasted flavor, you can make this recipe without double roasting. Then even the preparation time will be reduced, as you do not have to roast the peanuts. Just sprinkle them into the blender, add the other ingredients, blend thoroughly and that’s all.

Of course, instead of coconut milk you can also use other types of milk that you like. Almond milk, cashew milk, these creamy milks made from oily seeds fit divinely with this peanut spread.

You can change the oil to another type of oil that you prefer. I now used avocado oil which has a very mild taste, just perfect. But for example, you can strengthen the peanut taste with peanut oil or you can make it a little more spicy with chili oil. I also tried pistachio and walnut oil, these are all very delicious oils. Feel free to experiment!

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