Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Homemade Peanut Butter

For better or worse.....One of my new favs is making homemade nut butters. So here is one of the simplest versions.

raw peanuts

Spread peanuts over aluminum foil on a baking sheet. The aluminum foil is not necessary, but it makes clean up much easier. "Roast" at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Stir to help even roasting. Roasting the peanuts provides a "nuttier" flavor.

As soon as the peanuts are done, place in a food processor. The processing process is more efficient when the peanuts are warm.

Turn the processor on and leave it.....for a long time. Like--10-12 minutes (depending on the type of nut and the amount). 

It is tempting to stop the processing too soon. The peanuts will first get crumbly, then form a ball, then the magic happens. The magic is when the nuts release their own oils. This is when the butter becomes smooth, and it will shine with natural oil. This is when the butter is done.


Be sure to pour with the peanut butter is still warm because it will pour much easier!!

So how was it?

In some of the other nut butters I added sea salt and sugar substitute (usually Truvia brand). Personally, I like the flavor better when I add these. But, unfortunately, it makes the butter too good, and I end up binging on it. So this is my experience with plain peanut is very boring : (

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