Make Nigerian Peanut Butter (Ose-Oji) with this 5 Ingredient Recipe


Nigerian Peanut Butter (Ose-Oji) is an Igbo land sauce served with garden eggs at Igbo occasions and weddings.

Homemade peanut butter is straightforward to prepare and does not contain additives or preservatives.

It is also a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, which both children and adults enjoy.

Peanut butter makes a delicious spread on bread and can be used for other delicious snacks like cucumber.

Here is a short recipe for Nigerian peanut butter:


  •  1 cup of groundnuts or roasted peanuts
  •  2 pieces of African nutmeg (Ehuru)
  •  3 pieces of dried prawn
  •  1 teaspoon chili powder (dried pepper)
  •  2 teaspoons of peanuts or vegetable oil (for easier consistency)


  1.   Remove the skin from the roasted peanuts or groundnut by rubbing in between your palms.
  2.  Put African nutmeg, dried prawns, and chili powder in a strong blender and blend for one minute.
  3.  Slowly add the peanuts/groundnuts and blend with the spices one handful at a time.
  4.  Scrape the nuts on the sides of the blender and blend again for 2 minutes, continuing to blend until it becomes a fine powder, then a thick paste, and finally a large peanut butter dough.
  5.  .Add the oil and continue to blend to form a smooth, runny peanut butter spread.
    Pour into a clean container and use as desired or store in the refrigerator.