Some might say that raw peanuts can be rather bland and lacking in flavor, but there are so many different things you can do with them – a very versatile ingredient.
And in this article, we’re going to suggest 15 different recipes that might tickle your taste buds. To get to the full recipes, all you have to do is click on the link provided.
1. Honey Roasted Peanuts By The Spruce Eats
Let’s kick things off with a firm favorite amongst peanut lovers!
This sweet yet savory snack has some super moreish ingredients. You just coat the raw peanuts in some butter, vanilla, honey, a sprinkling of salt, and the star ingredient, cinnamon, and pop it in the oven.
It doesn’t take too long to prep, and you simply roast the peanuts in the oven for a short 20 minutes. We recommend enjoying them while still warm (but you don’t have to).
And to make a spicy version, all you have to do is throw some of your favorite spices in the mix!
2. Basic Oven Roasted Peanuts
For those of you who don’t like too many flavors in their recipe, we wanted to include this recipe for its sheer simplicity, and lack of other ingredients to have to find to go with it.
And the other great thing about it is that you don’t even have to shell the peanuts first. You simply place the peanuts in one layer in a shallow baking pan, and just leave them there to roast at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a while.
If you like, you can throw on some salt, too. But remember to take them out before they’re completely done because they continue to cook as they cool down.
3. Candied Peanut Recipe By David Lebovitz
These peanuts taste amazing, so sweet. And better yet, you can make them in a mere 10 minutes or so! Perfect for serving at parties.
The recipe works well with both raw peanuts or the roasted (but unsalted) variety, or with other types of nuts for that matter. And you don’t need many ingredients, just nuts, sugar, water, and salt.
You can also throw in some ground cinnamon or some chili powder as an optional extra – but if you’re going to use them, wait til near the end so the nuts don’t burn.
4. Boiled Peanuts By Simply Recipes
This is an incredibly simple recipe to follow, and you don’t even have to shell the peanuts before boiling them.
It does take quite a considerable amount of time to boil, but I promise you it’s worth the wait. Especially if you decide to add in the optional seasoning. You can add in some smoked paprika, shrimp boil mix, old bay seasoning, or even star anise.
And it only works out at 90 calories per serving.
5. Peanut Brittle From All Recipes
I just love this crunchy little treat!
And it’s good fun to make, too. All you have to do is make up a mixture of sugar, water and corn syrup, and heat it up in a skillet to get it to a hard ball consistency before adding the raw peanuts and baking soda. Then you get to watch the mixture foam up. But wait for it to cool before eating.
And it’s not too high in calories, at just 138 calories per serving.
6. Microwaved Peanuts By Cooking Chew
For those of you who aren’t particularly skilled in the kitchen, you may be pleased to learn that you can roast peanuts in just minutes in your microwave oven.
However, you will have to shell the peanuts first, and we recommend skinning them too. But I can promise this does not take long. The only other ingredients you need are salt and water.
But you can experiment with some seasoning if you prefer.
For the full recipe, please click here. It includes instructions on how to skin the peanuts first.
7. Honey Peanut Granola From All Recipes
If you love a good crunchy granola with your yogurt for breakfast in the morning, you’re going to love this recipe.
It uses ingredients you can get anywhere like cooking oats, honey, warm water, and tasty vanilla extract.
It does take some time to cook, but I promise you it’s totally worth it!
8. Cajun Spice Boiled Peanut Hummus By Hope & Harmony Farms
Hummus makes a great dip for chips, or a great spread for pita bread and the like.
This version uses a spicy Cajun seasoning, which I think you’ll love. It’s got chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Moreover, you don’t have to shell the raw peanuts before boiling them.
9. Peanut Pesto By Hope & Harmony Farms
Pesto is a flavorful sauce that was originally designed to be served with pasta. But it also does well as a spread for sandwiches.
Traditionally, it’s made with pine nuts rather than peanuts, but we think you’ll love this alternative peanut version! I just love the addition of garlic cloves and the blend of the two cheeses.
And there’s just 3 steps to make it!
10. Homemade Peanut Butter From Sweet As Honey
The list would not be complete without a recipe for homemade peanut butter. I love just how much healthier this recipe is compared to regular store bought peanut butter – there’s quite a difference.
And you don’t have to hunt high and low for ingredients, because the only ingredients are the peanuts themselves! You should roast the peanuts first, but you can keep the skins on, and then it’s ready to enjoy within just 5 minutes or so.
But if you do want to add some more flavor, you could go for chocolate, or maybe cinnamon.
And it’s also an excellent starting point for a wide range of other recipes too.
11. Chinese Boiled Peanuts From The Woks Of Life
People love peanuts all over the world, and the Chinese have come up with an excellent recipe!
It uses really aromatic ingredients, including the likes of cinnamon sticks, star anise, bay leaves, and Sichuan peppercorns. But if you’re feeling particularly adventurous you can add in some other flavors too, such as dry chili flakes, garlic, or even lemongrass.
It does take quite some time to make, but I promise you, it’s totally worth it.
12. Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipe From A Spicy Perspective
There are three different ways to make this tasty Southern Classic recipe, you can either make it on your stove top, in a crock pot or in your Instant Pot. And it’s so easy.
You can make it with your favorite cajun or creole seasoning, add as much garlic as you please, and the secret ingredient is liquid smoke.
For the full recipe, please click here. The website also has a handy FAQ section.
13. Sugar Coated Peanuts From Jewish Unpacked
Warning – these are the most addictive peanuts you’ll find anywhere. Super sweet and very moreish.
There are very few ingredients involved, you can keep the skins on, and the method is very straightforward. If you wish, you can throw in a sprinkle of cinnamon too.
14. Two-Ingredient Peanut Chocolate Candy From Nest & Glow
Now, this is yummy! And the recipe only requires 2 ingredients, peanuts and chocolate. Easy to prepare and delicious to consume! Simply roast some peanuts in the oven, add to broken up chocolate, and spoon them out, and chill until they are set.
They’ll keep for up to 2 weeks.
15. Air Fryer Spicy Peanuts From The Grace Like Rain Blog
Here’s a recipe to make use of your air fryer if you’re blessed with one. You’ll just love the spicy coating. And they’re also sweet and salty too – winning combination!
It uses very few ingredients and is made within just 15 minutes.
For the full recipe, please click here. In addition to the instructions, you also get plenty of tips.
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