WHAT IF I TOLD YOU HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER ONLY NEEDED ONE INGREDIENT? DON’T BELIEVE ME? KEEP READING!
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When we started this healthy journey, we vowed to continuously try to make new recipes from scratch. Working on eliminating as much processed food as we possibly could. Even if that meant it’s just one new thing a month. We’ve done pretty good at slowly eliminating things, but know we have a lot more work to do. One thing we’ve been trying to do is work to make the things we eat processed most often from scratch. One of those things was peanut butter.
Peanut Butter + Andrew was a very big deal. It had to a specific brand, a specific flavor (honey added) and nothing else would suffice. I finally got him to switch from the regular to “natural” version when I showed him the sodium difference (at the time he was on medication for high blood pressure). The natural version had about 6 less ingredients. Some of the other natural brands we looked at literally just had peanuts.
We can make this.
I told Andrew that we should try. We looked at various places and some added salt, some honey, some molasses, some oil, etc. We we first started making it we added peanut oil to the nuts and then blended. One day I said there has to be another way. There’s jars on the shelves with just peanuts so that’s what I’m going to do. I threw peanuts into our high-powered food processor and let it go to work.
How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter
Start with a pound of peanuts. Throw in a food processor. Blend. Leave it alone until you have the desired consistency. Crunchy peanut butter will take about 3 minutes, where creamy peanut butter will take about 7 minutes. Before it gets to that point it will roll around in the food processor like a ball and you will wonder if you messed everything up, but just keep going.
For crunchy, you can throw some extra chopped nuts into the container before storing if desired.
Otherwise, let it keep spinning until you have creamy peanut butter. Also, you can add honey if desired.
Tip: This doesn’t have salt and no sugar added unless you add honey. This will take an adjustment to get used to without buying store bought. What we did was mix a 2:1 (store bought vs homemade), then 1:1, then just straight homemade as we adjusted to the difference. We’ve now been making it homemade for about a year and it’s the only thing we need.
- 1 lb unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
- Optional: Honey to Taste
- To a high-powered food processor, add the peanuts.
- Blend until desired consistency is reached.
- It will take approximately 3 minutes for crunchy peanut butter and 7 minutes for creamy peanut butter.
- Add honey is desired.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.
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