Homemade Peanut Butter

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by on July 29, 2014

Homemade Peanut ButterBefore you know it the kids will be back in school and I will be making lunches for not only the boys, but also myself, since I, too, am back in school. Try as I might to get my kids to enjoy different kinds of sandwiches, they actually LOVE peanut butter and jelly.

I don’t blame them…I’ve been known to sneak a late night peanut butter and jelly sandwich myself. There is just something so comforting about creamy peanut butter. But since we go through peanut butter like it is going out of style, I wanted to find a way to cut down on the cost, without sacrificing quality, so I wanted to try Homemade Peanut Butter.

Have you looked at the ingredients on your peanut butter? There are several “extra” ingredients that really don’t need to be there. If I can’t pronounce it, why am I eating it? In my effort to be as natural, organic, and simple as possible, I wanted to make Homemade Peanut Butter so that I could know exactly what I was feeding my kids.  Plus, I can control the amount of salt and sugar in my own peanut butter.

This recipe is actually quite simple and I bet you will be saying, “why didn’t I do this before” once you try it!

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter collageINGREDIENTS

  • Peanuts
  • Honey (optional)
  • Salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place in food processor and run for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary. Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.
  2. If using salted peanuts, you do not need to add any extra salt.
  3. You can add honey if you want a little extra sweetness. If so, add about 1 teaspoon per cup of peanuts. (1 cup of peanuts yields a little over 1/2 cup of peanut butter.)
  4. Store your peanut butter in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It will stay for about 2 weeks (if it isn’t all eaten by then!)

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Homemade Peanut Butter
 
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Ingredients
  • Peanuts
  • Honey (optional)
  • Salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place in food processor and run for about a minute and scrape down sides if necessary. Then process for another 3-4 minutes or until peanut butter has reached desired consistency.
  2. If using salted peanuts, you do not need to add any extra salt.
  3. You can add honey if you want a little extra sweetness. If so, add about 1 teaspoon per cup of peanuts. (1 cup of peanuts yields a little over ½ cup of peanut butter.)
  4. Store your peanut butter in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It will stay for about 2 weeks (if it isn’t all eaten by then!)

 

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