It can be frustrating when you find a recipe you’d like to make, but can’t find the ingredients. Unfortunately, this happens often in Yangon. Ingredients and products that are common in other countries have a way of disappearing from the supermarket shelves.
Peanut butter is one of these ingredients-- sometimes you can find it, other times it’s nowhere to be seen. Additionally, the processed peanut butter that can be found is made with unhealthy oils and added sugar.
So, what’s the solution when you’re craving an apple and peanut butter (Alex’s favorite snack) or want to later your pancakes (link to recipe)?
Make your own! As long as you have a food processor, it’s much easier and more doable than you might think.
Homemade Peanut Butter
Servings: 1 Pot
1 tbsp peanut oil
½ tsp salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor (not a blender).
Process until a smooth paste forms. You may need to stop every minute or so to scrape the sides of the processor bowl. Be patient, it takes time for the oils to release from the peanuts to get a smooth, even consistency.
Pour into a jar, cover, and store in the refrigerator. Will last for 1 week.
Nutrition Information (per 2 tbsp (30g)): 180 calories, 16g fat, 5g carbohydrate, 2.5g fiber, 8g protein.