Thursday, September 9, 2010

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

I have this really great peanut butter in my cupboard -- Chocolate Cherry. YUM! There is a small hometown business near my sister in Michigan called "Naturally Nutty" and they make all kinds of super healthy, flavored peanut butters. Between my sister and my mom, I always have at least one jar in my cupboard. The problem with Chocolate Cherry is that it has big old dried cherries in it. The kids are not fans.

I also have about 8 jars of dry roasted peanuts in my pantry. The grocery store had them on sale for $1.50 and the each had a $1.00 off coupon on them. I could not figure out why they had any left! I stocked up.

The other day when it was impossible to NOT get cherries out of the Chocolate Cherry peanut butter, I tossed some of those dry roasted peanuts in the mini-processor and voila -- homemade peanut butter!

Just keep processing... it will get smooth all on its own.

I'm guess this would work for all types of nuts. I'm thinking of throwing in some flax seeds or something else good for them next time. Just because I can!

This peanut butter is unbelievably delicious. I'm keeping it in the cupboard, but the fridge might be better (because all the natural peanut butters tell you to keep it in the fridge, but I have no idea why. I never do.).

3 Thoughts From Others:

Mrs. K said...

YUMMY Camille...I wish Isabella wasn't allergic to peanuts. She's going to miss out on so many delish things in her life, mainly Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! I'm going to try this recipe, I'm sure it's fool proof and I can't mess it up. LOL

Camille said...

Is she allergic to all nuts? Because I think cashews would be nice and creamy. Any nut, would work, though.

Karin said...

The fridge keeps the oil from separating. I never bother.

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