Homemade Peanut Butter

Last weekend after making our crabapple jelly we made some peanut butter. It is very simple and there is nothing in it other than peanuts. No chemicals no high amounts of salt or sugar.

I just bought some roasted peanuts from the bulk food store, probably 3 cups.  The nuts were on sale and I think I spent under $3 and I probably got about 2-3 cups of peanut butter, a large size jar. If I bought a small jar of natural peanut butter it would have cost me between $6-$8 dollars depending on the brand.

No need for measurement as you are adding nothing, unless you want to. We added a small sprinkle of salt just for a little more flavour and it brings out the peanutty flavour a bit more. You can add a drizzle of vegetable oil if it seems little too dry or thick.  I think we drizzled in about a tbsp of oil.  You can add whatever you want, salt, sugar, honey. Try it out and see what you like best.

I just put the peanuts in the food processor and blitz and whirl until you have a smooth peanut butter.  Evie got to push the buttons.  You can stop whirling sooner if you want a crunch version.  Taste a little bit and season to taste, just until it is how you like it.

I took pictures of different stages so you will know that is what it is supposed to look alike and just keep going. The first time I tried this I didn’t let it go far enough and threw the peanuts out because I thought it was just creating chopped nuts. I wasn’t patient enough, I am usually impatient, and should have just let it go on further.

Once finished I place it in a glass jar in the refrigerator.  I have done this a few times now and it doesn’t get hard in the fridge and it has never separated on me either.

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Remember that crabapple jelly…

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