As some of you know, one of my 2014 goals was to change out as many products from store bought to homemade and natural. I’ve already switched to the No-Poo system for my hair, and I love it. This week I decided to make homemade peanut butter. I am one of those people who could literally live off PB and cereal, so refined I know. We typically buy Whole Foods PB, which only has two ingredients: peanuts and salt. I figured I should give it a try since I had everything I needed (food processor and peanuts.) I am so happy I did, it was ridiculously easy and quite tasty! Here’s how to make it.
Fill your food processor about half way.
Pulse the peanuts until they start breaking down and sticking together. You will have to scrape down the sides periodically to ensure it is all being evenly ground. About halfway through it looks like this. The oils are starting to come out and make the pieces stick together.
Keep pulsing and grinding until you get the consistency you like. If you like chunky peanut butter, I suggest grinding your peanuts smooth and then stir in chopped peanuts.
And voila, you have peanut butter! At this point, you could add salt, honey, cocoa powder, anything that fits your fancy. Then spoon the peanut butter into your favorite ball jar and store in the fridge.