This was very easy! You can even add your favorite things to your peanut butter. Ever seen PB Loco? They have so many great looking flavors, and I think it would be simple to replicate many of them at home.
For my first try, I just made plain ol' peanut butter. Smooth. That's what my family prefers. I did add a little sugar (2 Tbsp for the entire batch), and you could try honey too!
Give it a try! I used my food processor, but I think a blender would work just as well.
This makes about 2 c of peanut butter. I worked that out to about 100 calories per tablespoon, and about 4.5 g of carbs per tablespoon (which I have to keep track of the The Boy, who is a Type 1 Diabetic). Store bought peanut butter has about the same amount of calories (slightly less) and a little less carbs (3.5g per tablespoon), but the fact that I don't have any other added junk makes me happy about it.
Homemade Peanut Butter
4 c dry roasted, unsalted (or lightly salted) peanuts
2 Tbsp sugar (to taste)
Put peanuts in your food processor (or blender) and blend until the oils release and a smooth butter forms. Add sugar if desired and mix completely. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge.
|Ready to go|
|The beginning of the blending - they look kind of powdery and dry|
|Letting go of their oils, starting to form a butter|
|Added a little sugar|
|Finished peanut butter!|