This Peanut Butter Recipe is very easy to make and takes only a few minutes, but the flavor is much better than store purchased peanut butter and you can use organic peanuts if you like.
Peanut Butter Recipe
2 ½ cups roasted, shelled peanuts
1 ¼ tablespoons of peanut oil or olive oil
½ teaspoons of Sea salt
Place the peanuts in a food processor and blend until fine.
Add the salt and oil
Blend until smooth
For crunchy peanut butter, add a teaspoon or two of chopped peanuts and continue to blend for about 30 seconds.
If you want Honey roasted peanut butter, you can replace ¼ of the oil with honey.
Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. It will remain fresh for up to two months.
If you have children this is a nice project to get them involved in. They will love making their own peanut butter and if they are old enough, it is a natural lead in to having them help you make peanut butter cookies.
Chefs Note: I use Olive oil as a personal choice but you can use any oil that you are comfortable with. I also roast my peanuts because that is a very important health step in the process.
If you are roasting your own peanuts, The American Peanut Council suggests roasting peanuts at 295 degrees for 14 minutes to kill any dangerous pathogens.
Our recipe: 3 Ingredients, 4 if you add honey
Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut butter
Roasted Peanuts, Corn Syrup solids, Sugar, Soy Protein, Salt, Hydrogenated Vegetable oils(cotton seed oil,soybean and rapeseed) To prevent separation, Mond and Diglycerides, Palm oil, Minerals(magnesium,zinc oxide,Ferric Orthophosphate, Copper Sulfate)Vitamins(Nacinamide,Pyridoxine Hydrochloride,Frolic Acid)
And what Does our homemade Peanut Butter have?
According to the Peanut Institute peanuts are an excellent source of Niacin, frolate, Vitamins B1,B2,B6 and E. They are a good source of dietary fiber. They contain Magnesium, Phophorus, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
Not to shabby for a little peanut.
So if you have a chance, make some peanut butter at home and enjoy a taste treat.
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