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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter

I have been wanting to try making my own peanut butter for awhile now so, I did. It couldn't be easier and the taste is sooo much better than store bought! :)


Peanut Butter

Roasted peanuts, salted or unsalted
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons oil for each cup of peanuts

Put peanuts and oil in food processor and process until smooth. That's all!


The original recipe from the Joy of Cooking 75th Anniversary cookbook called for safflower or canola oil but I only use olive oil so I used the extra light tasting. If you are using unsalted peanuts, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt for each cup of peanuts or to taste.


Jerry likes his peanut butter smooth.


I like mine crunchy. I do store it in the refrigerator but I'm not sure that is really necessary. The Joy of Cooking didn't mention it so I think that it probably isn't.
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15 comments:

nancy said...

I might try that. I never thought of using olive oil....

Alica said...

I love this kind of peanut butter...who needs all the sugar that's in the store bought stuff anyway! I've had some that doesn't even have any oils added...just the oil from the peanuts is enough. It gets pretty thick, but the flavor is great!

Marigold said...

Wonderful! And no sugar! The best part!

Marigold said...

By the way, what about storage? Do you seal it in jars or will it last in the refrigerator and how long will it stay good?

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Glad you mentioned the *light* olive oil. I tried a recipe at Christmas for Fire-Crackers (spice wheat crackers) my sis-n-law told me light but I didn't have it. So the crackers didn't taste as good as hers-- they were sort of bitter.
I will have to try this recipe. I love peanut butter and making my own sounds fun! Something you could do with kids easily!
Do they have to be roasted?

-Pat

Heidi said...

Yum,
Candy I can hardly wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

Heidi

Michelle said...

This will be a lot cheaper then buying it. Plus healthier for my dog. She has to take pills every night. And it has to be with peanut butter. Or she won't take them.

Candy C. said...

Marigold,
The jars are not sealed. I do keep it in the fridge but I'm not sure yet how long it will last, this is my first batch. The nice thing is that you can make it in small quantities to use it up faster. :)

Kristina said...

We've made homemade peanut butter before, but I bought a gigantic bag of shelled peanuts at a bulk food store. We shelled peanuts all day long. It was a fun summer project for the kids too.

Robyn said...

I might have to try this, Candy. We eat a lot of smooth peanut butter at our house. J likes to stick some on Molly's nose and watch her lick it off. lol!

LindaG said...

Thanks for the recipe and tips. I think I'll give it a try when I can. :o)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I never thought of this. I suppose you could add flavorings too like vanilla or almond to make something different, even a cracker dip for kids. Hmmmm. May have to get some peanuts.

Hibiscus House said...

I never imagined that it would be so easy! Thanks Candy I am going to make it.
Dolly

edenhills said...

I've been wondering how people do this. Thanks so much for sharing!

farmlife chick said...

thanks for sharing! will be doing this soon!