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Wild Peanut Butter

May 25, 2017
Wild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.com

What are wild peanuts? Well, read on, this post is all about them! This one has been a long time coming. Ever since I tried wild peanuts for the first time in NY in summer of 2014, I’ve wanted to try making wild peanut butter. The problem was I only had one packet and I didn’t have a food processor there so I couldn’t make it. Those peanuts are hard to come by in regular grocery stores but you should be able to find them online just fine. I ordered mine from iHerb. It’s my favorite online shop for all things healthy! If you’ve never ordered anything from there before, you can use my discount code “ZLN873” to get 5% OFF your first purchase!

And let me tell you, this peanut butter is even better than regular store bought peanut butter. It’s incomparable. The wild peanuts have a milder taste than regular peanuts but the familiar taste is still there and when you add crunchy toast and homemade chia jam, it’s actual heaven.


Wild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.com

5 reasons to make this Wild Peanut Butter:

Wild Jungle Peanuts are an heirloom variety of the cultivated peanuts we’re so used to seeing everywhere. They originated in South America in the Amazon jungles. They remain true to how the peanuts and the plant itself originally looked thousands of years ago. On the other hand, regular peanuts are heavily cultivated to all look and taste the same.

The sad thing is, you won’t find wild peanuts almost anywhere. I heard there’s a wild peanut butter being sold somewhere but I’ve never tried it. You can make it yourself, though! I buy my wild peanuts on previously mentioned iHerb either from Sunfood or Wilderness Poets. I haven’t really found any other brands. I wish more people knew about these but on the other hand, I don’t want them to get too mainstream because that always tends to end badly.

Jungle Peanuts have a milder taste than regular peanuts and their skin has purple strikes on the skins. They really are much prettier than their domesticated siblings. I actually prefer wild peanut butter over regular because peanut butter always tasted so overwhelming to me, I just couldn’t do it. The flavor of these is similar but much nicer and it still goes well with jam (make this chia strawberry jam, it’s awesome!)

The nutritional value is fairly similar when you compare wild peanuts to regular peanuts but the wild variety is healthier because it doesn’t develop the invisible mold regular peanuts tend to develop while in grocery stores due to all the processing. The molds are actually what most people are allergic to instead of the actual peanuts. In no way am I telling you to test this on yourself, please don’t eat wild peanuts unless you’re really sure you aren’t allergic to them. In my case, when I eat regular peanut butter, I start to sort of wheezing a little and have a weird feeling in my throat as if I had stuffed nose or something. When I eat peanut butter I made at home from these wild peanuts, I get none of that at all. So, I mean, it has to have a reason, right?

All in all, wild peanuts are better for you than the regular ones sold everywhere. They are more expensive but it’s not something you want to eat in handfuls every day so I don’t think it’s so bad as a treat. Try this recipe and I promise you’ll never want any other peanut butter! ;)

xo

Wild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.comWild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.comWild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.comWild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.comWild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.comWild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.com

Wild Peanut Butter
 
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Recipe type: nut butter
Serves: 1½ cup
Ingredients
  • 3 cups raw wild peanuts
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C (325°F).
  2. Roast the peanuts for 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  3. Let them cool down.
  4. Remove most of the skins using a clean towel or a paper towel (its ok if you don’t get all of them off)
  5. Pour the nuts into a food processor and process until creamy. This can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes. You might need to scrape down the sides a couple times.
  6. To make crunchy peanut butter, add ¼ cup of the nuts to the food processor first, pulse a few times, pour into a small bowl and set aside. Process the rest of the nuts into smooth butter, then add the ¼ cup of chopped nuts and process for just a few seconds to incorporate.
  7. Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Wild Peanut Butter - Switch from regular store bought peanut butter to homemade WILD Peanut Butter. Read about the health benefits on my blog. Really delicious and so easy to make! | thehealthfulideas.com


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14 Comments

  • Reply Marie, Mamma's Cooking May 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve never tried wild peanuts! I will definitely have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      They’re awesome, hope you like it! :)

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries May 25, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve never even heard of wild peanuts. But I love peanut butter, and this looks so darn good!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      No one has it seems like haha. They’re not as widely known as regular peanuts but they’re just as delicious!

  • Reply Sara Giboney May 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve never heard of wild peanuts! Thanks for sharing. Peanut butter is pretty much the best thing ever invented, so I’ll have to try this fancy version ; )

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Totally agree with you on that! ;)

  • Reply Jennifer Enoch May 25, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Well don’t this look amazing. Making peanut butter is so easy I wonder why everyone doesn’t do it more often. These peanuts are really neat looking, I’ll have to checking these out, thanks for sharing where to find them.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you! I know right? Let me know how you liked it if you end up making this :)

  • Reply Leah May 26, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I have started making my own butter, almond milk and bread and now it looks like I will be making my own peanut butter. We love peanut butter in our house so we go through a lot! This sounds like something we will all love! Thanks for sharing.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      I love making everything at home too! It’s such a difference! Hope you like it if you make it! (hey that rhymed haha)

  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop May 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Yum! this looks SO delicious! I want to make it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      You should! ;)

  • Reply Jazz May 29, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    This looks delicious and I had never heard of wild peanuts before! I’d love to try them out since they lack the detrimental side-effects of processing. Thanks for sharing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas May 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      You definitely should! ;) Thanks!

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