Part science project, part kitchen yumminess...
Homemade peanut butter!! (minus all those partially hydrogenated oils)
What you need:
- peanuts, cashews, almonds...choose your favorite nut :)
- A food processor
Step #1: Grab a couple handfuls of your favorite kind of peanuts (or cashews, or almonds), and throw into a food processor. I used Trader Joe's reduced salt, roasted peanuts.
Step #2: In the food processor, blend, blend, blend...keeping blending. The peanuts will go from a solid peanut, to chopped peanuts, to gritty peanuts...and not too much later, they will turn into a creamy peanut butter. Don't add anything else...just peanuts!! (scrape the sides of the bowl as you go, if needed) I read somewhere that as the peanuts are ground up, it releases the natural nut-oil, so you don't have to add any other oils or butter.
|This is REALLY all you need!|
|The finished project...|
It was really good! Very creamy...
Note: It's not as sweet as most of the peanut butter you buy in a typical grocery store, but I really liked it - and I love that it's a natural option for my PB&J sandwiches.
Step #3: Be sure to keep it refrigerated in a closed container.
Let me know what you think! What else do you make from scratch??