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Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter

Yield: 1 pound

Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter

Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter

Heavenly homemade peanut butter is perfect slathered on soft bread or toasted golden brown under the broiler, homemade tastes best and saves you money.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Peanuts (we use roasted and lightly salted)

Instructions

Empty the bag of peanuts into the food processor.

Level the nuts.

Process for about 8 minutes.

Time will probably vary with different processors. 

Pour up and allow to cool. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 116mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 7g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Heavenly homemade peanut butter is perfect slathered on soft bread or toasted golden brown under the broiler, homemade tastes best and saves you money.

We make my own homemade peanut butter.  Fact is, we don’t eat peanut butter because it’s good for us. Nor do we eat peanut butter because one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 2 tablespoons of peanut butter at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%. Every single 2-TBS serving has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6. (1)

Nice, but we eat peanut butter because we love the taste. We love it as a salad dressing for gado-gado or as a dipping sauce for sate. We love it on bread toasted in the broiler until it just begins to char. It makes Jamaican Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew something to yearn for and truth is, we’ll lick this stuff off a spoon.

What we don’t love is the price of good peanut butter today. Peanut butter, like any other food product in the market place can be good, bad and a whole lot of places in between. It comes down to your goal, profit margin, quality of raw materials, manufacturing methods, organic – yes, no, etc.

Just seek out a good tasting organic, non-hydrogenated, low salt peanut butter. We find that exactly in Santa Cruz Dark Roasted Peanut Butter and think this is one of the best tasting peanut butters on the commercial market. We’ve been fans for many years and over those years, the price for peanut butter, like everything else, has gone up and up and up.

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Today, Santa Cruz, Organic, Dark Roasted is just shy $6.00 a jar. Raw peanuts are wholesaling for $1.44 lb. but where would I put 30 lbs. of peanuts? My neighborhood Trader Joe’s sells raw and roasted, salted and unsalted peanuts in the 1 lb. bag for $2.29 and that’s what I generally buy unless I run across some organics somewhere.

And, since I have food processor I turn that $2.29 bag of peanuts into the best tasting peanut butter you’ve ever eaten. The processor makes quick work of it and we’re able to control the salt level, make it smooth or crunchy and, because we made it ourselves saved $3.70 a pound. Best of all, the peanut butter tastes really great, better than anything you can buy at the market.

Give it a try. Get yourselves some good peanuts and drag out the food processor.

You’ll never buy store bought again.

Enjoy

Homemade Peanut Butter

Prep Time: About 8 minutes

What you need:

A Food Processor or blender if you have something like a VitaMix

Ingredients:

1 lb. bag of Peanuts (we use roasted and lightly salted)

Instructions:

Empty the bag of peanuts into the food processor.

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Level the nuts.

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Process for about 8 minutes.

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Time will probably vary with different processors.  Pour up and allow to cool.  Enjoy!

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(1) / http://www.prevention.com/food/smart-shopping/healthy-eating-why-peanut-butter-good-you

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