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Anyone out there make their own peanut butter?

i have been using Skippy , but find it too oily and expensive also.

I would like to make my own , have tried to do so using my Nutri Ninja machine , but the bowl is the wrong shape , I think , OK for making smoothies , but useless for peanuts.

I have searched YouTube for ideas , but cannot find out any info , regarding what type of machine to use , have also been to the big electric stores , powerbuy , HomePro , but don’t see anything similar to the one in the YouTube demo videos that I have watched. Have tried using the mortar & pestle , which was OK for small amounts , but would rather have something that can knock out 1kg batch at a time.

any tips would be most welcome.

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Makro has food processors....I'm sure Robinson's & others do too.....

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Yes, Skippy sucks.

I understand you want to make your own, but there are a few natural Peanut butters here.  No added oil or sugar.

 

Brand: Tida Bear comes to mind. There are a few others in the higher end supermarkets.

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10 minutes ago, pgrahmm said:

Makro has food processors....I'm sure Robinson's & others do too.....

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Thanks , never thought to look in macro and there is a branch close by where I live , will check it out later today ...cheers!

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Thanks , but would prefer to make it myself , as it gives me options to vary what I can add , ie. some cashews ,  chia seeds etc , also with peanuts only about 70baht/kg , means there are substantial savings to be made in doing so .......main reason 😁😁

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OP, you want a good power electric food processor with a wide bowl and large blade.

 

I use a 10-cup Black & Decker model from the U.S. that works very well, and I use for make fresh peanut butter about once a week using only 500g bags of skinned regular peanuts that are sold at Foodland, Villa and elsewhere, including Makro.

 

Obviously, before processing, you want to roast the raw peanuts... and from everything I've read, it suggests to do that on relatively low oven temperatures of about 115-120C, which usually seems to take about a half hour in my small electric oven to turn them a nice light shade of brown. You don't want them too dark, or it will give the PB a bitter taste. Light brown is good.

 

From what I've seen here, Philips seems to have a similar model electric food processor that runs around 2500 to 3500b... and can be hard to find in stock, but it's out there... For the Thais, electric drink blenders seem to be much more common, and true electric food processors much more rare.

 

This model below from Philips is the kind I'm talking about.... The price from this particular seller on Lazada TH strikes me as too high, but it's at least one example of the kind of model that's available here.\

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/philips-multi-purpose-food-processor-model-hr7627-electrical-appliances-for-professional-housewives-i283702144-s461378753.html

 

Here's a much better price for the same model from the Tesco Lotus store on Lazada, under 3000b, but showing out of stock at the moment.

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/philips-hr7627-i803205-s924858.html

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I really like Tong Garden's peanut butter. Not oily at all and the sugar levels are reasonable. It's also the cheapest I've seen. 99 baht for a 340g jar, but can be found for 79 baht at times. Best ever was a promotion back when they changed the packaging - 58 baht. I bought 15 jars that week.

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9 minutes ago, a3tsw said:

Thanks , but would prefer to make it myself , as it gives me options to vary what I can add , ie. some cashews ,  chia seeds etc , also with peanuts only about 70baht/kg , means there are substantial savings to be made in doing so .......main reason 😁😁

 

My skinned 500g peanut bags from Tesco, Big C, Foodland, etc run about 40-45b....

 

Two main brands, though Raitip is the one I usually buy, labeled as "peeled peanuts" in a medium blue colored bag. 

 

BTW, the same kind of electric food processor works great for making hummus with chickpeas and frijoles with pinto beans.

 

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6 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

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Yep, that's the Raitip brand I mentioned above.... works quite well for homemade PB.

 

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OP:

I had a similar experience as you. Bought a smoothie blender which seemed worthless for making peanut butter. But before you run out and buy a new blender, you might try adding the oil (and maybe a little more than you normally would) to the peanuts to help with the blending. If you periodically stop the blender and mix the chopped nuts around with a spoon, you can coax the peanuts into a smooth blend with a little patience. I'd use regular sugar or honey, but would stay away from palm sugar. Although delicious, it makes the peanut butter rock hard when refrigerated.

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Moved to the Western Food in Thailand forum.

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3 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

OP, you want a good power electric food processor with a wide bowl and large blade.

 

I use a 10-cup Black & Decker model from the U.S. that works very well, and I use for make fresh peanut butter about once a week using only 500g bags of skinned regular peanuts that are sold at Foodland, Villa and elsewhere, including Makro.

 

Obviously, before processing, you want to roast the raw peanuts... and from everything I've read, it suggests to do that on relatively low oven temperatures of about 115-120C, which usually seems to take about a half hour in my small electric oven to turn them a nice light shade of brown. You don't want them too dark, or it will give the PB a bitter taste. Light brown is good.

 

From what I've seen here, Philips seems to have a similar model electric food processor that runs around 2500 to 3500b... and can be hard to find in stock, but it's out there... For the Thais, electric drink blenders seem to be much more common, and true electric food processors much more rare.

 

This model below from Philips is the kind I'm talking about.... The price from this particular seller on Lazada TH strikes me as too high, but it's at least one example of the kind of model that's available here.\

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/philips-multi-purpose-food-processor-model-hr7627-electrical-appliances-for-professional-housewives-i283702144-s461378753.html

 

Here's a much better price for the same model from the Tesco Lotus store on Lazada, under 3000b, but showing out of stock at the moment.

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/philips-hr7627-i803205-s924858.html

Hi , thanks for this information, this is exactly what I needed to know.

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6 hours ago, Gecko123 said:

OP:

I had a similar experience as you. Bought a smoothie blender which seemed worthless for making peanut butter. But before you run out and buy a new blender, you might try adding the oil (and maybe a little more than you normally would) to the peanuts to help with the blending. If you periodically stop the blender and mix the chopped nuts around with a spoon, you can coax the peanuts into a smooth blend with a little patience. I'd use regular sugar or honey, but would stay away from palm sugar. Although delicious, it makes the peanut butter rock hard when refrigerated.

 

If you can get a regular, strong motor electric food processor with a good sized bowl, like the 10-cup variety I use, it will turn one 500g bag of peeled roasted peanuts into a similar portion of PB without any additives required at all in just a couple of minutes of blending.

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22 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Yep, that's the Raitip brand I mentioned above.... works quite well for homemade PB.

 

 

The other commercial brand I also regularly see having peeled peanuts is Khaothong....

 

Tesco and Big C also seem to have their own store brands of peeled peanuts, though if memory serves, the Tesco brand for some reason is a slightly smaller package size at the same price as the 500g bags from the commercial brands.

 

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