How to roast peanuts in an Oven at Home: Roasted Groundnuts, Monkey nut, Goober

Roasted peanuts is a simple snack you can make at home. It can be glazed with honey and butter. But today, I am going to show you how to roast peanuts in an oven without salt (unsalted roasted peanuts). Roasted peanuts are good for you because it has no cholesterol and a great source of protein for many protein powder recipes.  There are many options available for roasting peanuts; you can use an oven, a microwave, a pan on a stove, or roast using charcoal.

You can fry peanuts with other ingredients

If you want to make roasted peanuts with honey; you have to combine with some ingredients such as cinnamon, butter, and vanilla extract to make Honey roasted peanuts.

Roasted Peanuts Nutrition

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference); 1 ounce (1oz.) of dry roasted peanuts contains 6 g of carbs, which is 2% of the recommended daily value. It contains 6.9 g of protein, which is 14% of the daily value and 2.4 g of dietary fiber which is 9% of the daily value. Roasted peanuts provide 166 calories per ounce.

Other nutritional facts of roasted peanuts are:

  • Total Fat – 14.1 g
  • Saturated Fat – 2.2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat is 7.4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat is 2.8 g
  • Omega 6 fatty acid is 2.7 g
  • Omega 3 fatty acid is trace

The Vitamins in Roasted peanuts are:

  • Vitamin E is 1.4 mg
  • Folate is 27 mcg
  • Niacin (vitamin B3) is 4.07 mg
  • Thiamin (vitamin B1) is 0.04 mg
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is 0.06 mg
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is 0.29 mg
  • Vitamin B6 is 0.13 mg

Other micronutrients are:

  • Zinc is 0.79 mg
  • Copper is 0.12 mg
  • Selenium is 2.6 mcg
  • Magnesium is 50 mg
  • Phosphorus is 103 mg
  • Potassium is 180 mg
  • Calcium is 16 mg
  • Sodium is 116 mg
  • Iron content is 0.45 mg
  • Roasted peanuts have 0.0mg of Cholesterol
  • Resveratrol present
  • Arginine is 0.8g

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How to Roast Peanuts in an Oven

  • I am using unshelled peanuts but shelled peanuts can still work fine
  • You can use fresh or dry peanuts
  • Preheat your oven to a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius
  • Spray your peanuts in an oven tray and place in the oven
  • Close the oven
  • Stir intermittently every 5 minutes to prevent the roasted peanuts from getting burnt
  • Once your peanuts turn brown or become crispy and easy to peel, your roasted peanuts are ready
  • Turn off heat and allow to dry and cool off
  • Peel the skin and use an air dryer to blow out the peeled skin. Placing them in a small pore colander that allows the skin to fall off would do also.
  • Store your roasted peanuts in an airtight container and use it whenever needed. Leaving them open makes the peanuts soggy.

You can use your roasted peanuts for making peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, or peanut butter fudge. It can be glazed with honey before roasting. You can eat as a snack.