I haven’t bought peanut butter in over a year! I make it fresh, and made to order whenever I need it for a recipe…or a sandwich. It takes less than five minutes.
It’s so easy, I don’t know why anyone would ever need to buy it. Making it from scratch is simple, inexpensive, NOT full of sugar, and reduces plastic–especially the tops you can’t recycle. The woman behind the counter at Gurganus Peanut Outlet in Capron, Virginia east of Emporia on Highway 58 shared this recipe with me. (Which was beyond graceful considering I didn’t buy any of her peanut butter, but asked how to make my own. She even zeroxed the recipe for me. People can be SO kind!)
What you’ll need:
2 cups peanuts, salted or unsalted
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, if using unsalted peanuts
Mason jar (or any empty jar will do)
How to make it:
1.Throw your peanuts and peanut oil in the food processor.
4.When the ball is gone, turn it off and lift the lid. Therein lies your creamy peanut butter.
Now, how easy is that? (If you prefer chunky, stir in a cup of whole peanuts.)
Scoop into Mason jar with spatula. Easy clean up!
The taste isn’t like the store-bought because there is no sugar or preservatives in it. It tastes like peanuts. How peanut butter is supposed to taste!
Other peanut butter articles:
- You mean I can eat peanut butter and still lose weight! (theresabridget.wordpress.com)
- It’s National Peanut Butter Day: My Top 10 Ways to Enjoy It! (self.com)
- Room(mate) for Rent: The Case of the Peanut Butter Thief (caterpillarcowboy.com)
- Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (wheatfreewedding.wordpress.com)