Sprouted peanut milk is cheap to make, healthy and has a distinctive earthy flavour. This dairy-free nut milk is high in protein and suitable for vegan, plant-based, paleo, raw, grain-free and whole food diets.
Often shop bought nut milk contains a very small amount of nuts and many additives. Homemade is far more nutritious and very easy to make.
Sprouted Peanut Milk Recipe
- Total time: 8h 5m
- Yield: 1 litre
- Calories: 105 cal a cup
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- ½ cup / 75g raw Peanuts
- 4 cups / 1 litre fresh Water
- 1 cup Water, for soaking
- Soak the raw peanuts in water overnight or for 8 hours.
- Drain and thoroughly rinse the peanuts.
- Blend the peanuts with the fresh water.
- Place a sieve over a large bowl, pour in the milk and push through as much liquid as possible with a spoon.
- Enjoy the milk within 3 days and store in the fridge.
Make sure to use unroasted redskin peanuts to ensure that the final milk is raw. These are usually sold out of their “shells” – peanuts are not a legume so are technically in a pod rather than a shell.
I made this nut milk with water from a local spring. However if there’s no fresh water spring where you live then any water that you drink works well. Keep homemade activated nut milk in the fridge and enjoy within 3 days as sprouted nuts do go off quickly.
This milk does not separate when left overnight unlike many homemade dairy-free vegan milks. Peanut milk is perfect to drink on its own as well as providing a decent amount of plant protein. Also great with oats to make porridge or in recipes like overnight chia pudding.
The soaking water can be used to water plants as apparently the enzymes inhibitors and phytic acid that are anti-nutrients to humans are beneficial for plants! These are released into the water during the soaking/activating.
Uses For Nut Milk Pulp
The fibre left over after making nut milk can be used to make cheese. Also, it’s great added to pie crusts or pizzas to give bulk, flavour and structure. Don’t feel bad if you do compost it however as much of the goodness has been extracted.
Peanuts and Anti-nutrients
There is some concern over mould that peanuts can contain. This recipe is soaked and sprouted so helps reduce the amount of mould and other anti-nutrients. I’m not 100% sure if it’s true about unhealthy mould present in the common peanut. However, I’m convinced of the health benefit of sprouting/activating nuts and seeds. Just the murky sprouting water and how much easier I digest sprouted foods is enough evidence for me!