Homemade Peanut Butter

I grew up with peanut butter sandwiches and I'm still crazy about the nutty spread. Most brands these days are filled with sugar and are really not that good for you. A great way to keep the habit healthy is to make your own. It's inexpensive, guaranteed to be fresh and has a wholesome taste. You can also adjust the amount of salt or sweetness and deisgn the texture you want. Replace the peanuts with another nut like almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia or blend a few different nuts together. Macadamias have a lot more oil to them and work quite well with peanuts. If you don't fancy making your own, make sure you buy natural peanut butter without loads of sugar added.
Ingredients
Method
  1. Add all the ingredients into your food processing bowl. Start with a slow pulse to break up your peanuts. Then keep it running. First you will get a mushy chunky consistency and then slowly it will turn to a paste-like mass.
  2. You may need to stop a few times and push the mixture down the sides to collect the mixture together. Depending on what type of processor or mixer you have it could work better if you do it in 2 or 3 batches.
  3. Taste to see if you need more salt.
  4. Store your peanut butter in a jar preferably in the fridge. It will last up to a month.
NOTES *Avoid using coconut oil as it hardens when cooled. *Make sure your peanuts are ripe and fresh before beginning *If you start off with raw peanuts, first roast them in an oven pan