A bold and unique nut butter recipe for your Vitamix
If you’re looking for bold and flavorful, this nut butter is the answer.
It’s savory, but has a hint of sweetness and a kick of spiciness. One of those combinations where you can’t quite parse out why it tastes so delicious.
Nut butters are incredibly easy to make in your Vitamix and this one takes zero prep. Blend up the handful of ingredients and in less than 5 minutes you’ll be transported to the Bay of Bengal.
Make a batch of this panang peanut butter today. We dare you not to eat the whole thing. 🙂
Complexity has never been this easy
Recipes with complex flavor profiles always taste best. That’s why we spend so much money dining out. Restaurants know how to play with our taste buds. The meals they prepare are much more elaborate than the meals we would make ourselves at home.
But tapping into complexity is actually pretty easy. We took the classic Panang profile: curry, coconut, peanuts (mixed with sweet and spicy) and made a nut butter.
This idea came from the fact that we end up eating quite a bit of Thai food. It’s an excellent choice when you are trying to live a plant-based lifestyle (or just eat less meat). Lenny almost always orders the Panang Curry. And it’s almost always too spicy for my taste. But man, does it smell delicious!
So I used the basic flavors to create something my palate could handle. I couldn’t just handle it, I loved it. It’s one of the most delicious recipes I have ever invented. I immediately texted my brother and sister in law because I knew they would want to make it in their Vitamix asap. (If I had all of your phone numbers, I would text you too!)
Go make a batch. You’ll be so impressed by how easy it was to create such a complex flavor.
A unique nut butter featuring curry, coconut, and peanuts.
- peanuts (roasted, unsalted) - 2 cups
- coconut milk - 4 Tbsp.
- dates (pitted) - 3-4 whole
- curry powder - 1.5 tsp.
- crushed red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp.
- salt - 1/4 tsp.
- OPTIONAL: coconut oil - 1 Tbsp.
- Add all ingredients into Vitamix container
- Ramp from variable speed 1 to 10
- Blend on high for 2-3 minutes
- Use the tamper to push ingredients from corners into the blade
- When the machine makes a low chugging sound, the nut butter is done
- Serve with veggies, naan bread, pretzels, etc
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
Useful tips for Panang Peanut Butter
We made this recipe in our 32 oz wet container. If you’re using anything larger, you will want to double the recipe.
If you can find roasted/unsalted peanuts, those are best. If they are already salted, omit the added salt from the recipe.
Coconut milk is available in low fat or regular, either work for this recipe.
The crushed red pepper flakes are pretty subtle here, but in a good way! Try it according to the recipe first, then add more spice if you’re a spice-fiend.
You do not need the coconut oil, it just adds to the smoothness of the nut butter. If you’re watching calories, omit the oil.