Monday, May 27, 2013

Homemade Peanut Butter

Lately, I have been trying to make more of the staples in my pantry from scratch.  By now, we all know that eating whole, minimally processed and preserved foods is better for your health.  Well this peanut butter has three ingredients... and it is delicious!  It was a breeze to make and I feel so much better eating something when I know exactly what is in it.

I had a large bag of salted peanuts in my pantry so I just used them.  In the future, I will use unsalted so I can control how much salt goes in.  Make sure the peanuts are roasted.  The honey I used is locally harvested in Ohio.  Instead of grapeseed oil, you could also use coconut oil.  

Place the peanuts in a food processor and turn it on.  Let it do it's magic for about 5 minutes.

After it has been buzzing around for 5 minutes, it should look like this.

Add the honey and oil and process for another 5 minutes.

It will not look like Jiff creamy peanut butter.  This has more of a grainy texture and will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

Homemade Peanut Butter
3 c. unsalted, roasted peanuts
2-3 T. honey
2 T. grapeseed oil
salt to taste

Pour peanuts into a food processor and turn on for about 5 minutes.  Add honey and oil and continue to process for another 5 minutes.  Taste and add more salt or honey to taste.

I like to serve mine on a slice of whole wheat bread topped with peanut butter, bananas, honey and cinnamon.

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