I could eat it out of the jar with a spoon (seriously, my recent witnesses were my sisters...as I happened to find an almost-empty-but-not-quite jar of peanut butter at my parent's house about a week ago).
I can eat it with bread, cream crackers, banana on toast....
I love Reese's peanut butter cups...
By themselves, peanuts are pretty innocent— it’s the process of turning them into butter that crosses into dangerfood territory. To make peanut butter, the nuts are roasted, cooled, shelled, and ground. When other ingredients like salt, hydrogenated vegetable oil, dextrose, corn syrup and honey are added, the trouble starts. They may make the peanut butter smoother and lengthen its shelf life— but at what cost?
So macamana ni. Apa itu trans fat tu?
Trans fat is made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil through a process called hydrogenation, which makes the oil less likely to spoil. Using trans fats in the manufacturing of foods helps foods stay fresh longer, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel.
Scientists aren't sure exactly why, but the addition of hydrogen to oil increases your cholesterol more than do other types of fats. It's thought that adding hydrogen to oil makes the oil more difficult to digest, and your body recognizes trans fats as saturated fats.
(expect a lot of food jars to have trans fat...tapi nak elak 100% pun payah jugak kan)
Jadi apa kata kita cuba elak yang mana boleh dielak..? Like, maybe a peanut butter lover like me should try make her own peanut butter?
|Smooth & creamy, just the way I like it...|
I got the recipe from Desserts With Benefits but I did also look at one from Gimme Some Oven.
But basically the ingredients are roasted peanuts, a very teeny pinch of salt & stevia. And some coconut oil, if you have some (kat Farmasi Cosway ada :P)
|Very important note to self: Next time please buy peeled peanuts. Itulah bab yang tedious dalam kerja pembuatan mentega kacang ni.|
|Gigih betul Amilita kupas kacang (after they were roasted).|
|And because I don't have that fancy food processor thingy, I grind the roasted peanuts first...|
|...lepas grind kita pindahkan pula ke dalam my trusted Tefal blender (it's main task is to produce my daily Glowing Green Smoothie). *untung laaa sesiapa yang ada food processor besar tu*|
|The texture changes as you blitz along. You may need to scoop the sides from time to time. (what la is wrong with my camera ni...)|
|Looking more and more like the peanut butter that we buy right...? (maaf fokus kamera macam semacam)|
|Coffee and a slice of bread *sayangnya kali ni bukan roti homemade*, anyone..?|
Banyaknya sapu peanut butter kat roti tu ya. But...isn't it meant to be that way? Kalau sapu sikit-sikit nipis-nipis macam err tak kena je. :P
Next task...homemade almond milk?
*nak buat ni sejak setahun yang lepas...tapi belum buat-buat lagi*