Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Homemade Peanut Butter

This is going to be a really short post. Not because I don't love peanut butter. I mean, that's what kept me alive for about 15 years (give or take 5 years).

Back in the day when I still lived in the most beautiful province in the world (Newfoundland and Labrador), and I was a VERY picky eater, I pretty much sustained my existence on peanut butter, Mary's homemade white bread (she made 6 loaves every single Sunday, without fail), homemade macaroni and cheese (, and tomato soup. Ahhhh, those were the days.

Since that time my love affair with Kraft Peanut Butter has remained untarnished. A few years ago I started buying natural peanut butters, and they are OK, but the separation that happens really bugs me. Who has time to stir peanut butter every morning? Not me.

A couple of weeks ago I decided that this was the time to try to make my own peanut butter. As I normally do, I went to the internet and started my research. No matter how many posts I checked, they all said the same thing. Put some peanuts in a food processor. Process. Eat. For real.

So I did it.


2 cups peanuts


Put the peanuts in a food processor. Process for 2 minutes. Eat.

Some words of caution, kind of. If you want a smoother peanut butter, add some oil (but not too much). If you want crunchy peanut butter, set aside 1/2 cup of the peanuts and add them just at the end. If you want a bit of salt in your peanut butter, add a pinch or two (or three). I use roasted peanuts for my peanut butter. The guidance I read online said not to use dry roasted peanuts. Next on my list is to try this with almonds and cashews. Maybe I will even make a mixed nut butter! 

Enjoy :-)

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