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Crunchy Three Minute Microwave Roast Peanut

Enjoy delicious Peanuts in just in 3 minutes of cook time
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Crunchy Three Minute Microwave Roast Peanut

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 3 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 28 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 1656 Cal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


This easy Microwave Roast Peanut snack recipe is one that anyone can prepare. This takes advantage of using a microwave oven over a conventional oven or cook-top pan to roast your peanuts in a much shorter time.



  1. Thoroughly mix the salt and water to create a salty brine.

  2. Soak the peanuts in the salty brine for about 20 minutes long enough for the flavor to penetrate the nuts.

    The skin should be be wrinkly and soaked to know when ready
  3. Pour out the brine and place the peanuts in a microwave safe dish.

  4. Place the peanuts in the microwave and cook on high for 1½ to 2 minutes.

    Depending on the power of you microwave you should adjust the time. This recipe has been tested at 1½ minutes on 1200 watt microwave
  5. Remove the peanuts from the microwave and stir them gently and carefully.

  6. Return the peanuts into the microwave and cook on high for an additional 1½ to 2 minutes.

  7. Once done, remove the dish from the microwave, spread the peanuts on a tray or platter and let them cool down a bit.

    At this point the peanuts may feel slightly undone. This is normal as the nuts will continue to cook a little bit after removing from the microwave.
  8. Serve once the peanuts have cooled down

    If you need to store the peanuts, let them cool down to room temperature then store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 62.5 g

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1656
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 144g222%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Sodium 52.6mg3%
Potassium 2058.6mg59%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 24g96%
Sugars 12g
Protein 76g152%

Calcium 26%
Vitamin B6 49.99%
Magnesium 122%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Properly stored peanuts can last for as much as two months. You can enjoy them crushed and sprinkled on desserts, baked with cake, In salads, and sauces.

You may also season the peanuts with a variety of mild and strong spices in addition to salt depending on your tastes. You also have the option of not using salt especially when dealing with those that have special dietary needs or medical conditions which require limiting salt intake. 

Keywords: Microwave, Oven, Roast, Peanut, Ground nut, Brine

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