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How to Make Peanut Butter

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A few years ago I figured out how to make peanut butter at home.  I was surprised at how easy is to make this store bought staple!   All you need are peanuts and a food processor to make fresh peanut butter.  Slather it on some homemade bread for a truly homemade snack.

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe

 

I try to buy as much organic food as our budget will allow.  I’m not entirely convinced that all organic food is made equal, but it gives me a little more peace of mind.  Then last year there was a huge peanut butt recall – for organic and natural peanut butters! And I had some recalled peanut butter in my pantry.  So much for being safer with organic.

A few years ago I had made peanut butter at home, but had just gotten lazy about making it so I decided it was time to start making my own again.  It literally takes a few seconds so there is no excuse not to do it!

You can use any kind of peanuts you want: salted, roasted, raw, honey, flavored, the possibilities are endless.  Just put the peanuts in a food processor – I use a Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor.

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipes
Just start pulsing the peanuts until you reach the desired consistency. My kids don’t like to know there are actually peanuts in there so I pulse it pretty smooth.

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipes

I store the homemade peanut butter in an old peanut butter jar and it keeps for weeks at least. It never lasts too long around here.

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipes

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3 Comments
  • Knoxville Waterfront Property
    March 28, 2013

    Thanks Camille for the article! I never knew making peanut butter was so easy! My kids will love this! – Bo Caldwell