Homemade Peanut and Almond Butter

I always like seeing what I can make from scratch.  I like knowing what is really in what I’m eating.  A lot of times, I’m really surprised how easy and simple some foods can be to make.  I decided to try peanut butter!  Let’s just say, I probably won’t be buying much jarred peanut butter from the store anymore.

Here’s what I used:

¼ cup roasted salted almonds

1 cup dry roasted salted peanuts

½ tablespoon orange blossom honey (optional)

* You can use unsalted nuts if you like.  I just used what I had on hand.

Put peanuts and almonds into food processor.

Put peanuts and almonds into food processor.

Turn food processor on and nuts will become crumbly.

Turn food processor on and nuts will become crumbly.

Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides as needed with a rubber spatula.  Do not stick your hand or fingers into the bowl with the blade, so to not cut yourself.  Sometime if the motor starts getting a little hot; it’s good to stop and let the processor rest a few minutes.

Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides as needed with a rubber spatula. Do not stick your hand or fingers into the bowl with the blade.  The blade is sharp and you could cut yourself.   Sometimes, the motor may start getting a little hot; it’s good to stop and let the processor rest a few minutes.

Turn the processor back on.  The peanut butter will start turning smooth.  Continue to process until the peanut butter is to your desired smoothness.  It can take a 5-10 minutes to get there.  Drizzle in the honey while the process is running, to incorporate for another 15-30 seconds.

Turn the processor back on. The peanut butter will start turning smooth. Continue to process until the peanut butter is to your desired smoothness. It can take a 5-10 minutes to get there. Drizzle in the honey while the processor is running, and incorporate for about 15-30 seconds.

The peanut butter will be nice and smooth.

The peanut butter will be nice and smooth.

Spoon peanut butter into a jar with an airtight lid.  Store peanut butter in the refrigerator.  The peanut butter may last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Spoon peanut butter into a jar with an airtight lid. Store peanut butter in the refrigerator. The peanut butter may last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

*This recipe makes a little over a 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

 

 

 

 

 

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