I decided a while ago that the list of ingredients on the side of the peanut butter jar was getting a bit long for me... I mean what do you need all that other stuff for - just how long does it need to sit on a shelf for???
And then I discovered that it was so easy to make at home! This one is a good "cooking" project for the kids.
Here's what I do...
This is one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen. Good for snacks - a little of this peanut butter goes a long way on a cracker or two! With a glass of cold milk - its almost like coming home from school all over again!
I like a bit of salt in mine but if you don't - you simply don't need to add it. You could experiment with different types of oils, but be warned, some may change the taste of your peanut butter so I tend to go for bland ones. Just add enough to keep the nuts moving or more, if you like your peanut butter smoother.
The addition of a teaspoon of sugar (that you cant actually taste) seems to balance out the flavours a bit as well - I don't understand why that would be, but I tried it one day and swore it made a difference... Let me know what you think!
I keep blending until I'm bored, think it looks ok or cant stand the noise of the blender anymore - there isn,t a specific time. If you are a peanut butter connoisseur, you will know when its right. If you are not - just taste it and if its good, its done!
Happy Peanut Butter creating! - K xx
Green-ness: 5/5 for organic, bio-dynamic, low food kilometer home made peanut butter in a recycled jar!
Frugal-ness: at only $6 for 2 400 ml jars?? That's real frugal!
Time cost: About 10 minutes from whoa to go!
Skill level: Blending, tasting and eating skills!
Fun-ness: Great fun to look at $9 jars of commercially made organic peanut butter in the shop and know you have 2 bigger and cheaper jars at home!