Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Make Your Own Peanut Butter

My tip today is to make your own peanut butter. It will save you money AND be much healthier since you control the sweetener. Here is how I make mine:
2 cups of roasted, salted peanuts (you can use raw, roast them yourself in the oven and use unsalted, add your own salt to taste, if you prefer)
Olive oil (not sure exact measurement - till texture I like)
1 Tablespoon of honey

Put the peanuts in your food processor with the blade attachment. Begin processing and drizzle oil in until the peanuts start to look like peanut butter. I would estimate about 1/4 cup maximum. The more oil, the thinner the peanut butter (however, it does firm up some in the refrigerator, which is where you need to store this). Then add honey and continue processing until you get the consistency that you like. It is not possible to get anything but slightly crunchy (smooth style is not possible:-) doing it this way, but it is VERY yummy and NO SUGAR!!

I would post a photo, but the peanut butter is all gone right now and I have to make some more today!! We all LOVE it!

5 comments:

Sherry said...

YUM! I made peanut butter one time when I was little but haven't tried it now that I have children. I bet they would love it!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Wow! I've never had homemade peanut butter!

Dana said...

Hmmm...sounds good. Of course, I don't have a food processor, but perhaps I'll have to put that on my growing wish list.

Anonymous said...

Sounds Good:) Does make me wonder, what exactly do they do to make the smooth peanut butter:)
Tammy

dolphin lady said...

Tammy, they use a peanut grinder, but most of us don't have one of them at home:-)
Erica