I recently received the Twister Jar from Blendtec and I was super excited to start making baby food recipes. But then I decided that since I still have a few months before a new babe makes his way into our house, I would experiment with some other things. Homemade peanut butter has got to be one of the yummiest things in the world. It is so smooth, rich and creamy. And when you make it – it comes out warm! And the best thing about it is that there is only one ingredient: Peanuts!
I made mine in my Twister Jar, but if you don’t have one or a high powered blender then you can definitely make it in a food processor. It may take a little bit longer. Put about 1 1/2 cups roasted peanuts in your jar or bowl of your food processor. And blend! In the twister jar it only takes about 40 seconds, but in a food processor it can take up to 10 minutes to get it really smooth and creamy.
You definitely don’t need to add any extra oil. If it doesn’t taste salty enough to you, then you can add a bit of salt. I didn’t feel like mine needed any. Just peanuts. That is it!
And since I made pure peanut butter, I decided it would be delicious to try adding a few yummy spices to it. To make this, you will want to mix:
- 1 Teaspoon powdered cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 Teaspoon powdered cardamom
- A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
You will add these spices at the end of blending so that they incorporate throughout your peanut butter. This is so good on toast, stirred into pancake batter, on a sandwich, with apples………yum.
Storing Homemade Nut Butter
Place your nut butter in an airtight container. Mason jars work really well, but it can really be any container. It is best to store in the fridge. It will stay good if refrigerated for about 1 month.
Pure Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 cups roasted peanuts
- 1/2 tsp salt optional
- 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon powdered cardamom
- 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
Pure Peanut Butter
- Blend peanuts in a high powered blender or food processor. You may need to scrape the edges during blending. Continue blending until smooth and creamy.
- Add this towards the end of blending to incorporate throughout peanut butter.
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