I was looking for something easy to make today, since I didn't feel like baking. Well.. I take that back. I really wanted to bake but being it Easter and all there were so many desserts. Pie, shortcake, and lemon bars. I wanted to have all 3 of them.
Making your own peanut butter is so easy. That is, if you own a food processor. When I made this, the peanut butter kind of formed a ball at first, and I wondered what was going on. You have to let the food processor run until the peanut butter is smooth. That is key when making peanut butter. If you want even healthier peanut butter don't add in any oil at all. It's so good, I want to make my own nutella next!
Add about 15 oz of peanuts to a food processor or more, depending on how much peanut butter you want. Pulse until it looks like this:
Isn't it amazing how something like this?
Can turn into this? 😉
Ingredients from Alton Brown
15 ounces shelled and skinned AB's roasted peanuts, recipe follows
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoons honey
1 ½ tablespoons peanut oil
- Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth, 1 ½ to 2 minutes.
- Place the peanut butter in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.