Peanut Butter with Honey

Ingredients:
2 cups Peanuts, shelled and roasted
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Peanut Oil (optional)
dash of Salt

Directions:

  • Place the Peanuts and Salt in a food processor, and process for 30 seconds.
  • Add half the Honey
  • Process for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the remaining Honey and the Peanut Oil.
  • Process for an additional 30 seconds to a minute (to desired consistency).  Add more Honey if needed.

Makes 2 cups.

NOTES: Peanut Butter is a true American food. The earliest accounts come from the Aztecs who ground peanuts into a paste. The first US Patent for Peanut Butter was from a Canadian named Marcellus Gilmore Edson for use in peanut candies. The addition of Honey is something I highly recommend, as it adds some sweetness and spread-ability to the paste. Adding Peanut Oil is optional, but it does help make the paste smoother like many store-bought versions. Making your own peanut butter is a way to guarantee you’re getting something all natural–look at the ingredients of some of the name-brands and see what I mean. Plus making all-natural yourself is much cheaper than some of the prices sold in the stores as well.

You can also play with the recipe and use other types of nuts. Look at the price of Almond butter in the store, and you’ll soon see its much cheaper to make your own! You can also add some flavors to the nut butters you make. I like to add chocolate chips and roasted coconut–don’t judge till you’ve tasted it.

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Published in: on March 20, 2011 at 1:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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