I’ve been slightly obsessed with making my own non-diary milks lately and I got to thinking about all kinds of nut milks. I began to wonder why I’d never heard of peanut milk and figured it isn’t mainstream because so many people have peanut allergies. I don’t know. I’m not allergic to peanuts, I like peanuts, so I decided to try it.
I got 1 cup of raw Spanish peanuts from the bulk section at Sunflower Market (Hey, did you hear they were just bought out by Sprouts? Crazy news!) The peanuts tasted really beany, that’s when I remembered that peanuts are actually not nuts, they’re legumes. Very beany…in a bad way.
I let my 1 cup of nuts soak in a bowl of water overnight, well about 10 hours – I sleep long nights when I can. The peanuts absorbed A LOT of water so make sure you put in more than you think they’ll need! Then add a little more water. Read the rest of this entry