29 February 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter

Happy Leap day! I just had to say it since it's not something we get to do very often.

So I was browsing the interenet the other day like I often do and discovered that homemade peanut butter seemed to be ridiculously easy to make. So, I tried to make my own and it really was as ridiculously easy as it seemed.  All I had to do was throw the ingredients in a food processor and mix  it until it was nice and smooth. It turnes out to be little thicker of a texture than store bought peanut butter, but it was still creamy and smooth. It didn't spread across my bread quite as easily as the store bought kind.  Some of the tutorials i saw came up with really grainy and thick peanut butter. A lot of tutorials mentioned that you could add a little bit of peanut oil and that should help smooth it out.

You need peanuts and honey.
Well, you don't need the honey, but the honey taste good mixed in. I didn't by dry roasted peanuts. I bought party peanuts, because the ingredients said they had peanut oil in them. I'm guessing that means they tossed them in peanut oil before they roasted them. I figured since they had the peanut oil included I wouldn't have to add any extra to make it smoother. It seemed to work out okay. Anyway, put the peanuts and the honey in a food processor and mix for a several minutes. I stopped once it started to get that creamy peanut butter texture and then in started sticking to the walls of the food processor. Maybe I could of gotten in it a little smoother and creamier, but the food processor seemed to being working hard at that point. Most of the tutorials I read said to store it in the fridge.

Homemade Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts
  • 4 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 - 2 tsp peanut oil (optional)
Mix peanuts and honey in a food processor for several minutes until peanut butter reaches desired consistency. If chunky peanut butter is desired, add more chopped peanuts to finished peanut butter. Store in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator. 


3 comments :

  1. My two year old is a peanut butter addict!! I have never tried to make my own. I am going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  2. With the price of Peanut Butter climbing, this is a great idea to just make your own and it will taste better too. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I will try this for the Hubs low salt diet, see if it can be modified a bit. Thanks!

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