This tutorial is to show the easy way to make peanut powder or peanut flour using roasted peanuts that you can use in your cooking, baking, smoothies, etc. All the tips you need to know so it won’t turn into a paste or peanut butter.
I’m a huge fan of peanuts and tree nuts and this tutorial is basically to share with you how to easily turn roasted whole peanuts into powdered form. Why would I do that you probably would ask? I basically need it to make this muah chee / mochi recipe. I usually make extra too as I can use it for other things as I elaborate a bit more below.
HOW TO USE PEANUT POWDER/PEANUT FLOUR
The ideas are limitless if you ask me. Here are what I’ve been using it for:
1. FOR COOKING / BAKING
I recently made this easy muah chee recipe again and I had not been able to get the peanut powder topping right the first few times until this round I realized there were few things I had been doing wrong and it wasn’t actually that hard if you use the right tool and few very simple tips.
2. FOR SMOOTHIES
3. AS A TOPPING
I love it on my oatmeals, yogurt, coconut flour porridge, or stir it in my chia seeds pudding, etc. I also use it as a filling in this Indonesian sweet pancakes (martabak manis / apam balik).
IS THIS SIMILAR TO PEANUT POWDER LIKE PBFIT?
Yes, it’s in powdered form like PB FIT, but no, it’s not the same in terms of calories. Peanut powder like PBFIT has been “defatted” meaning, most of its fat has been removed. So it is less in calories but with the same familiar peanut taste and aroma. I love it. I’ve been using PBFIT for years now. But what I made here is from whole roasted shelled peanuts.
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED
I highly recommend using a blender instead of a food processor. My food processor simply isn’t able to grind the peanuts or any seeds into a powder. It can only chop/grind it finely. If you already have a trusted blender that you can blend any nuts or seeds into powdered form, great! I love my Vitamix blender (not sponsored). I’ve owned this thing for over 10 years now and it’s still going strong. It’s a real workhorse!
DID YOU MAKE THIS EASY PEANUT POWDER RECIPE?
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How To Make Peanut Powder/Peanut Flour Easily (Not Peanut Butter)
- 1 cup roasted unsalted peanut or raw shelled peanuts
If peanuts are raw:
- If you use unroasted peanuts, place them on a large skillet or wok and roast them over medium heat on a dry pan until they are slightly golden and smells really good
- You can also roast them in the oven. Preheat oven at 350 F for 15 minutes. Stir them once or twice during that time. Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely
- Remove from the heat and spread them out on a pan to let them cool down completely before blending. This is very important or they will turn into a paste when you process them later in a blender while they are still warm
Blend into a powder:
- Use a blender (a powerful one makes a difference) and please make sure it's dry. You can of course use a food processor too if that's all you have, but result may not be as fine in texture
- Turn the blender on or push "pulse" button if there's one and pulse for about 5 seconds and then stop. The peanuts won't be finely ground yet. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to loosen the bottom and sides. Make sure nothing sticks there. Then pulse again for another 5 seconds and loosen again. If you are happy with the consistency or how fine they are, you can stop here, if not you can pulse it maybe one more round. Take care not to overdoing it or the heat from pulsing the nuts will make the peanuts become oily and wet
- Remove from the blender and transfer to a container. Don't close the lid just yet. I usually let it "cools" down after blending because sometimes it's still a bit warm. Then close the lid and you can store it in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 months