I love peanut butter. I also REALLY love making my own peanut butter at home.
Since I showed you how I make vegetarian/vegan chili yesterday, I thought it was only appropriate to share how I make peanut butter today. Why, you ask?
Well if you went to school with me in GC, you know we are accustomed to having chili and peanut butter sandwiches for school lunch. I thought it was totally normal to pair the two of them up, but since then I've learned that it's not all that common. So is it a midwest thing, an Illinois thing or a GC thing? Let me know!!! I'm curious!
Anyway, whether you pair it with chili or think that sounds absolutely disgusting, here's how to make some home made PB:
I start with a container of roasted UNSALTED peanuts:
Then I dump all the peanuts into our food processor (one of my favorite appliances):
While the peanuts are still being ground up, I pour in some peanut oil through the little spout on top of the processor (see below). I don't really measure it, I just add a little at a time.
(and yes, that IS an pink octopus dish scrubber on the left):
Here's me pouring it in:
I also add a little salt! I pour it in through the spout as well so the salt gets dispersed well.
If you want it creamier- add more liquid (oil and honey) and blend it longer. I don't know if it will ever get 100% creamy, mine is always atleast a little crunchy.
If you want it sweeter or saltier add some more honey or salt, accordingly.
And if you want it super crunchy, blend it less and use less liquid!
Here's how mine turned out:
(And yes, that is a blue whale can opener on the right hand side)
See you soon!