How to make groundnut paste at home

How to make groundnut paste at home

Nothing is better than a recipe for a delicious, homemade treat. Making groundnut at home guarantees you a healthy addition to your meals. Forget the processed stuff bought in supermarkets, here is how you can make groundnut paste at home.

How to make groundnut paste at home

How to make groundnut paste at home.

Groundnuts also known as peanuts are legumes very rich in plant protein. Groundnuts are a great snack when roasted. However, if you like to try out new recipes then making groundnut paste would be an adventure for you.

Groundnut paste is super easy to make, takes a very short time to prepare and is without doubt delicious. How much sugar or honey to use is entirely up to you. If you want to get a little more creative then you can try making chocolate peanut butter. Why buy peanut butter (groundnut paste) from a store when you can actually make your very own?

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Groundnut paste benefits.

The best thing about groundnut paste is that it can be used in various ways. Plus it has great health benefits. Groundnut paste contains vital nutrients especially proteins that are broken down by the body and used for repairing damaged cells in the body. Peanut butter contains unsaturated fats that do not put the heart at any risk.

How to make groundnut paste at home

The unsaturated fats also boost insulin sensitivity and thus helps prevent type II diabetes. Groundnut paste also has vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is good for the eye sight whereas vitamin C helps strengthen the immunities of our bodies. In addition to all these, peanut butter helps reduce the risk of getting cancer. The paste is also good for those trying to lose weight.

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Groundnut paste is used as a spread for bread or buns. Also groundnut paste in Ghana is used to make groundnut soup which is a good accompaniment for rice, kokonte or any other starchy food.

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How to make groundnut paste at home.

All you need in order to make peanut butter is groundnuts and a food processor. You may also use honey if you like. Below is the groundnut paste recipe:


  • Groundnuts.
  • Honey.
  • Oil (for consistency).


  1. Roast groundnuts until fully cooked.
  2. Place the groundnuts into a food processor bowl.
  3. Turn on the food processor and wait till it turns into crumbs then into a thick paste.
  4. Add the honey and a little oil and wait for the paste to become smooth. Put off the food processer.

After about 15 minutes, you would have completed making your own groundnut paste. You can choose to add cocoa powder or almonds to make your groundnut paste even better. Also powdered sugar can be used in place of honey.

Get to your kitchen and have fun trying this super easy recipe.

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