I love peanuts. In fact most mornings I have Vogel toast with peanut butter and honey on it. My hubby thinks it is disgusting. ..is it a kiwi thing or just an Anna thing?
Before I started Munch I was writing a blog about the recipes in the Edmond’s Cookbook. (The iconic NZ cookbook – for those non kiwis) I have a handful of my favourites that I often make and below is one of them ‘the peanut brownie’.
Did you know that peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, ground nuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume.
Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, foliate, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. They also are naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a higher proportion than in any true nut).
Since we are writing about peanuts the 100% Nutz company has given us 6 containers to give away. Nutz is a small family business in Auckland, New Zealand. They have won many awards for their fantastic peanut butters. Check them out over at 100percentnutz.com.
The first 6 people to comment on this blog posting on whether you think peanut butter and honey on Vogels toast is a kiwi thing will receive a container. Look forward to hearing from you. Meanwhile, I will share a great peanut brownie recipe with you.
The Best Peanut Brownies
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 dessertspoons of cocoa
1 cup peanuts
1/2 tsp salt
Beat butter and sugar to a cream, then add egg, flour, baking powder, salt, peanuts and cocoa. Make into balls and bake at 180c, for 15 minutes.