homemade peanut butter

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Homemade peanut butter is one of the easiest things to make. I like it because I can control what goes into it (take a look at a jar of skippy peanut butter once…). Be sure to use roasted peanuts or roast your own raw peanuts (raw peanuts can contain aflatoxin) I always make it plain, but you could flavor it however you’d like (honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, chocolate, strawberries, banana, etc…). If you add anything to the peanut butter, it would be a good idea to keep it in the refrigerator. If you just use peanuts, you can keep it in the pantry. Since it is natural peanut butter, the oils may separate – THIS IS OK!! Just stir before serving so you don’t get to the bottom and have a hard chunk of mashed peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz container of unsalted, roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. Pour the peanuts into the food processor. Process for about 5 minutes. First the peanuts with be chopped up, then it will be a powder, and eventually it will ball up. When it is a ball it will make a lot of noise, but don’t stop it yet! After a minute or so, the ball will smooth out and you’ll have peanut butter.  The longer you process it, the smoother it will be.
  2. Once the peanut butter is smooth, you can add in any extras you’d like.
  3. Store in a canning jar in the pantry (or refrigerator if you are adding ingredients besides chopped nuts).
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