How about giving your breakfast a delicious tropical twist? In our Jamaican peanut punch, we started from the classic Caribbean recipe and turned it into a healthy energy drink, sure to fuel your morning with taste — no alcohol involved! Sounds exciting? Let us show you how to do it!
When we said "punch", you might have thought of one of those fruity cocktails made with juices, lime, alcohol, and fruit pieces. But our friends in Jamaica have a whole different way of preparing a punch: their famous peanut punch consists of roasted peanuts, condensed milk, sugar, and spices. It's a thick white drink, nutty and sweet, occasionally spiked with white rum or stout beer.
According to the traditional recipe, the Caribbean peanut punch is prepared by roasting the nuts, blending them with water, and then filtering out the pulp (although some variations keep it in). The whitish peanut "milk" is mixed with condensed milk for thickness and sweetness, plus cinnamon and nutmeg for an aromatic kick. It's such a delicious and rich beverage that we thought, why not giving it a vegan and diet-friendly spin, Foodaciously-style?
We made this recipe simpler, quicker, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, packed with nutritious ingredients. Here's how we did it: first, we swapped raw peanuts with peanut butter, so you won't have to roast, blitz, and filter the nuts, saving lots of time. Also, you'll enjoy all the good fibres and nutrients from the peanuts.
Secondly, we substituted condensed milk with oats and plant-based milk for a dairy-free and low-sugar option. Oats have soluble fibres which absorb the liquids forming a thick gel; this makes the peanut punch nice and creamy with no need for condensed milk, while also boosting your intake of fibres and proteins.
Finally, we used a little maple syrup instead of refined white sugar to add a bit of sweetness, but you can also use pitted dates or zero-calorie erythritol for an even healthier swap. The result is an incredibly tasty and wholesome Jamaican peanut punch loaded with slow-releasing carbs, fibres, and proteins. It will keep you happy and satisfied all morning long!
- Plant-based Milk (coconut, oat, or almond)
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Peanut Butter
- Maple Syrup
Add cold milk, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter, and maple syrup to a blender.
Blitz all until smooth and creamy.
At this point, you can also add in a bit of rum if you're opting for an alcoholic punch.
Divide the peanut punch among serving glasses, enjoy it right away or store it in the fridge for later.
You can swap each teaspoon of maple syrup with half a teaspoon of coconut sugar or one pitted date.
Ensure the milk is cold from the fridge, as it will prevent the oats from becoming slimy when blended.
Once prepared, you can store the peanut punch in the fridge for 2 days.